New Year, New Healthier Family

Making the most of breakfast, snacking options for kids, and wellness advice for the entire family

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

January 20, 2022

Start the new year off right by making smarter, healthier choices that you can stick to. We've got tips and tricks to help from making the most of the all-important breakfast meal to smart snacking options that will keep you and your kids satisfied all day, plus wellness advice and sleeping tips for the entire family.

Let’s start at the beginning of the day with breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day, especially for kids and teens. Nutrients missed at breakfast are unlikely to be made up later in the day. A morning meal can help you get a head start on the nutrition needed to support normal physical growth and development.

One great option for the whole family is Carnation Breakfast Essentials. The ready-to-drink and powder mixes have 25% less added sugars compared to the former drinks – and are still nutrient-packed with an excellent source of protein plus 21 essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C and D, key nutrients for immune support, all with a delicious kid-approved taste.

What about picky eaters in your family? The dilemma is a classic one – kids want foods that taste good, but those foods may often be low in nutritional value. Parents want foods that will provide their kids with the nutrients they need to take on the day. Options that offer the best of both worlds are the ticket to a low-stress morning. Carnation Breakfast Essentials offers delicious flavors that kids love – such as Rich Milk Chocolate, Cookies n’ Creme, Creamy Strawberry, and Classic French Vanilla. And they have nutrients like protein to help build muscle, calcium to support growing bones, and vitamins C and D, key nutrients for immune support. It’s a win-win. Parents can feel good knowing that their kids aren’t starting their day with empty calories.

It's also important to be physically active, which should not take a lot of effort. Just make it fun, so the whole family is involved. Having a family game night and choosing games that require everyone to move around is a good start. Think Twister, “The Floor is Lava,” freeze dance, or musical chairs. These games can get the family off the couch in a fun way. Of course, hydrate with water throughout the day and get a good night's sleep. One of the best ways to support healthy sleep is to stick to a schedule. Overtired kids don’t sleep as well as relaxed kids. Adults tend to do better with a routine too. Setting a “bedtime” alarm on your phone can help.

Head to for more information and to purchase these products. They are available at retail stores nationwide too.

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