There are two times of the year that children gain the most weight in my professional experience. The first is during the holiday season, and perhaps surprisingly, the second is during the summer. A combination of these factors could lead to weight gain – a lack of structure in their day without school, being more responsible for feeding themselves, and social celebrations from graduation parties to vacations almost every weekend.
While I definitely do not discourage families from enjoying less healthy options on special occasions, you also need to realize that not every barbecue can be treated as a "special occasion" for food choices when your social calendar is packed every weekend.
With Memorial Day being the unofficial kick-off to summertime, I thought it would be good time to share a few tips on how you can lighten up some of your summertime party staples.
Enjoy a great start to your summer!