Healthy Foods and Activities

Watermelson, peaches, bannanas on a cutting board with walnuts.

Healthy child development requires healthy foods and beverages, regular exercise, and limits on screen time.


Children’s risk of developing obesity, chronic illness, behavior issues and other problems that impact well-being are reduced if they

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Exercise and Screen Time

Young children should also get at least 60 minutes of exercise every day for optimal health and well-being.

Remember to limit their screen time to two hours per day for children over two years old and avoid screen time all together for children younger than two years of age.

This is Impossible!

Feeling overwhelmed yet?

Don’t worry. Just do your best.

Be gentle with yourself.

Few are able to follow all of these guidelines all of the time.

Start small.

Then, do more as you’re able.


Here are some recipes resources that might help!

There are some other apps and websites out there with similar recipes as well.

As always, if you need a hand getting additional specialized information in this area, let us know!

We’re here to help.


Author: Nate McCallister

Nate McCallister started with SonShine Learning Center in 2003 as a preschool teacher. Today, he works as the organization’s director of operations and is the site director at the Luther location. He earned a bachelor’s degree in technical communication and professional writing from Metropolitan State University and studied early childhood education at St. Paul College.