The first official day of summer is June 21st! So soon! I love the long, light days of summer and the fun outdoor activities that come with them - taking evening strolls, tossing a football, meeting up for BBQs, reading in the park, and brunching outdoors to name a few. Granted, a lot of the summer is still spent indoors working while looking at the nice, sunny day outside...but there are many more fun weekend options for non-winter-loving people like me.
Often, these exciting weekend options like fairs and ballgames center around food. Specifically junk food. You can't avoid it - it smells good, people are probably yelling it out at you "Hot dogs! Ice cold Coke!" and let's face it, there's something there that you know tastes good. Look, I'll admit it, fried dough tastes really good. It's designed to taste really good. It's fried. dough. Now, if you have a little once a year and you share it with friends, fine. But, if you're a family going to these events all summer, it can be difficult to stay on a healthy track.
The solution to a summer of junk food? Well, actually, there are three.
To learn the three guidelines and prepare for your fun, healthy, active, awesome summer, check out my article at NY Metro Parents magazine .