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Getting Ready for the Season's Shift

What happens outside affects you inside your home. Consider how your life shifts as the seasons of the year change. You can take advantage of these seasonal changes to make each season special and unique in its own way.

Use these tips to help you get ready for a happy, healthy fall season that your whole family can enjoy:

1. Prepare your home for the change in the weather. It's wise to take care of tasks

such as examining weather-stripping, storm windows and your heating system this

time of year.

Being prepared brings you peace of mind.

2. Use special autumn activities to strengthen your family bond. Spend a dinner out

together or a family evening at home to plan things to do together in the fall.

Make it even more enjoyable by allowing each of your kids to choose a favored fall activity.

Whether you visit a local pumpkin patch for hot apple cider in late October or plan a drive to your closest national park to view the changing leaves, you can arrange to spend plenty of special autumn times together as a family. Fall's approach can be something for your family to look forward to together.

Start new family traditions with fun fall activities.

3. Engage your family in fall menu planning. Encouraging your children to take part

in the planning of some delicious seasonal meals serves many purposes. It's fun for the kids to have a choice in what the family eats. As parents, you have teaching opportunities about foods, nutrition, cooking, budgeting, and cultural diversity. So you can all look forward to preparing and enjoying the meal together.

Incorporate your children's ideas into your fall meal planning as a way to teach them about fall vegetables and healthy, flavorful eating.

Embracing each season of the year through good planning will help you enjoy that particular season's bounty. Get ready now for the shift into fall!

~To Your Health


~To Your Health



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