Healthy Eating on the Go

From: Mary Dixon, Benefits Coordinator

Apr 19, 2022

Today’s families are more on the go than ever, spending many hours each week in the car, making it seem hard to make time for your family to eat healthy, nutritious foods. Increased time spent in the car has led many families to eat on the go.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 percent of the money spent on food in this country pays for meals eaten away from the home. During hectic days, families need energy to keep them going, but they often end up choosing more convenient foods that are high in fat, added sugar and calories. This year, you can introduce your family to the idea of GO SLOW and WHOA foods to help them eat healthier. GO foods are low in fat, sugar and calories and are “nutrient dense” (rich in vitamins and other nutrients). Try to avoid SLOW and WHOA foods that are higher in fat, added sugar and calories and that, often, offer fewer nutrients. Whether you’re off to a Saturday away game or driving your children to their weekly activities, use these tips for healthier eating:



If you have a busy day with your family planned including time in the car pack healthy snacks in a small cooler or tote bag before you leave. Consider water, fresh fruit or veggies, low-fat cheese sticks, whole-grain crackers or a low-sugar cereal portioned into baggies.



Sometimes, when you are traveling by car, fast food is the only option. Try making healthier choices such as sandwiches without cheese, salads with low-fat or fat- free dressing, replacing French fries with sliced fruit, and swapping fried meats for grilled options.



Stopping at convenience stores for a snack can easily lead to unhealthy choices. Looking at the nutrition label can help you and your children make the best choice. Pick snacks or beverages that are low in calories and added sugar — some stores stock fat-free or low-fat yogurt, fruit or individually portioned trail mix. Try to remember that some prepackaged foods may look like a single serving but actually contain multiple servings.



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or 225.924.0200.


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