By Gia de Picciotto
Summertime typically means holidays, vacations, and outdoor fun and fitness, but it also means lots of traveling!
While it can be easy to slip up on your health goals for your family due to the convenience of sugar loaded grab-and-go snacks, I want to help you stay focused to keep you and your kids healthy while you’re on the road.
Before my family and I hit the road for a vacation, I spend time planning ahead to ensure we are loaded with nutrients before we get aboard a long (or even short) haul flight. And yes, that means I do carry a bag of my own food on board, even when traveling to the US from the UK!
I am always consciously filling out my customs declaration form because I AM bringing fruit, vegetables and seeds into the country and I am proud of it!
No matter how you plan to travel, here are my simple tips to help keep your kids healthy during the journey (and whatever you do, don’t eat fast food!):
Seems to be my mantra lately but kids require organization and the better you plan, the easier your trip will be. Promise!
I don’t leave home without healthy munchies as inevitably a travel day becomes a snack day for kids. Rather than load up on the junk food at your fingertips, I carry a bag full of the following to avoid melt downs when the kids see bags of chips and candy on board or roadside.
What are you tips and tricks that keep your family healthy on the road?