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Apr
11
2011

Tropicana Orange Juice and another $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and Tropicana.

Let’s face it, it’s tricky to keep the family healthy ALL the time. We are constantly trying to stay on top of good health whether it’s running around outside, riding bikes or walking through Disneyland…often πŸ™‚Β  There’s no secret, it’s a challenge, but we try to have fresh fruit and vegetables on hand so we can eat as much as possible. It’s nice when there is so much goodness packed into orange juice like Tropicana, I know my kids are getting their fruit serving just by drinking a big glass of juice!

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  1. 1
    Regina says:

    We eat well and exercise. Boring, I know. πŸ˜‰

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    Lachelle B says:

    I try and have cut up veggies before dinner for the kids to snack on while I’m making dinner! It helps them get their veggies in and from bugging me while I’m cooking. πŸ™‚

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    Brandy says:

    Eat throughout the day in small quantities. You never feel starved and your body has a chance to digest as it goes.

  4. 4

    My family lives 2000 miles away, but I try to keep my roommates and myself healthy by cooking healthy, balanced meals, and always inviting them to come to the gym or running with me everyday. We are poor and in college though, so its a work in progress.. Haha πŸ™‚

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    corinne says:

    Don’t live with my family, but I make most of the stuff I eat from scratch (and try to make more yogurt and sandwich bread than chocolate coated donuts…), and I either bike or run every day.

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    burghbaby says:

    I do what I can to eliminate ingredients that aren’t natural.

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    I try to make as much food as possible completely from scratch. Even staples like bread often have HFCS in them, so I like to know exactly what is going in to everything we eat.

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    Lindsay says:

    Eat well (lots of veggies and fruits) a majority of the time, exercise.. and I keep the house clean, but not crazy clean. Same with antibacterial hand stuff. You need to be exposed to SOME germs.

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    We also drink LOTS of OJ, and take vitamin C. We also eat lots healthier in the sickly seasons and try to get plenty of sleep! πŸ˜‰

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    Callie says:

    I try to sneak in as many veggies as possible and opt for active recreation like walks in the evening.

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    no processed food in our house. everything is made fresh.

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    Emily says:

    I think my family keeps healthy with family meals and family exercise time. If the kids are out playing in the yard, I am too!

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    Urban Wife says:

    Exercise, avoid processed foods, and avoid eating out.

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    lori bunk says:

    vitamin D!!! we go outside whenever possible!

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    verylazy says:

    Encouraging outdoor activity, hinge, biking, walking…trying to make exercise fun

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    Jey says:

    We try to eat healthy by cooking with lots of vegetables and whole grains. And we try to snack on things like fruit and cheese instead of highly processed foods. πŸ™‚

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    Kimiko says:

    I usually try to incorporate vegetables into my dishes whenever I can! And I don’t keep a lot of over-processed snacks, or anything sugary/salty in the house. I try to keep things like fresh fruit, nuts, and natural popcorn available instead. Oh, and NO sodas!

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    Amy says:

    Well, in our house, we believe that you are what you eat! I try my hardest to feed my family the healthiest foods I can…that includes grass-fed beef, organic milk and as much organic produce as we can afford.

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    Awesome! My family LOVES OJ

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    Shannon W says:

    I’m training to run a 5K, and we visit the local farmer’s market every weekend to get fresh fruits and veggies to help us stay healthy each week! πŸ™‚

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    Lisa says:

    What do you do to keep your families healthy?

    My boyfriend and I love doing activities together like biking and hiking. Whenever we go on vacation we try to incorporate physical activity. For example, we spent a week in Arizona recently and while we indulged a bit on some local food (BBQ and Southwestern) we balanced it out with physical activity every day. We hike Sabino Canyon, Catalina State Park, I ran twice, swam in the nearby outdoor pool and he went golfing. It was a great way to enjoy “Treats” and not worry about being unhealthy!

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    Lisa says:

    And I tweeted!

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    Carrie says:

    Lots of hand washing in the winter

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    We try to make most of our meals at home that way we control what goes into them. And I’m so glad it’s spring and a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables will be in season soon!

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    Chloe says:

    My roommate and I try to make more meals together than eating out. And to use veggies and herbs from our patio garden

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    Kalyn says:

    Make lots of green smoothies!

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    Jessica B says:

    We drink lots of green smoothies and use lots of hand sanitizer.

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    Laura Lynn says:

    We drink more water and less pop. Also eating more fish now a days!

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    Melinda says:

    I make sure we eat lots of fruits and veggies and always exercise at least 5 days a week! Moderation with desserts is key.

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    Kati says:

    We try to play outside and getour exercise in while biking to the park. We also don’t buy many snack foods (chips, crackers, fruit snacks), just veggies and fruit so that those will be the snack!

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    sophia says:

    I do try to encourage exercise, note the word encourage! πŸ™‚

    And I try to cook healthy. Getting them to eat healthy is another story!

    I do try!

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    Stefanie says:

    We participate in our local CSA program which helps me to incorporate more veggies into our diet. We also have a juicer that we use all the time which helps us get in those vitamins! πŸ™‚

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    I always make sure there are ton of fresh veggies incorporated in every meal…so far so good!

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    Margaret says:

    I try to take my family on a walk after dinner.

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    Kerri says:

    We try to walk the 1.5 miles each way to school, unless the weather is snowy.

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    Laura says:

    To stay healthy, we prepare healthy homemade meals and snacks, or in other words, we eat REAL food! It’s not always convenient, but we definitely feel like it is worth the effort!

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    Erica Tanner says:

    I keep fresh fruits and veggies in the house at all times for the GO TO snack items! We try to go to the gym 6 times a week, sometimes it is only 4-5 but that’s ok!

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    Judy says:

    I try to feed them salads at least 5 times a week and sneak some kale into it!

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    Karen says:

    We take multivitamins, lots of handwashing and fruits and veggies.

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    We try to exercise. We like to eat, so we exercise to avoid having to diet too much!

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    Amber says:

    I always make sure to include a vegetable with each meal. Favorite: broccoli!

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    Kelly says:

    My favorite trick is to add spinach to everything I can think of – soups, pastas, scrambled eggs, stuffed chicken, and so much more!

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    Daniella L says:

    For my family, I read food labels and try to buy organic/pesticide free when I can.

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    Georgianna says:

    I make sure to cook for my parents. I like to use “faux” recipes like baked chicken instead of fried. They don’t even realize it most of the time!!

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    Everynight when I am making dinner I place a plate of fresh cute veggies on the table for the kids to snack on! That way if they do fill up it’s at least on healthy things!

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    Kate A. says:

    A few vegetarian meals each week and milk with dinner.

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    Shelley says:

    We take lots of walks and bike rides!

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    We try to eat “whole” as much as possible; exercise as much as we can; drink in moderation; always wear our seatbelts.

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    Michelle says:

    We try to eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise!

  52. 52

    I have very picky eaters, but we do a lot of natural peanut butter on homemade whole wheat bread.

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    Janet Palachek says:

    We try to get out and play in the yard most evenings!

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    kristin says:

    i make lots of smoothies with spinach and orange juice!!

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    Sara S. says:

    Well I don’t have a family YET, but I monitor my caloric intake and be sure to take my vitamins every day πŸ™‚

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    I have picky eater in my house so I do sneaky things like hide shredded zucchini in meatloaf or cook with half ground meat half ground turkey, same with pasta I hide whole wheat pasta mixed with regular pasta. Sometimes you just have to be sneaky.

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    Chelsea says:

    trying to buy as many organic fruits and veggies as i can!

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    Christy says:

    I limit my kids’ video game time and make sure they spend time outside playing as much as possible. If they want a treat, or something sugary, I try to make sure they eat something healthy first, like a fruit/veggie.

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    Tara says:

    My two babies and I walk where we can. The doctor’s, the park, the post office, the pharmacy, friends’ houses.

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    Janssen says:

    I subscribe to a CSA – having a box of pre-paid vegetables every single week forces me to up the amount of veggies we consume by leaps and bounds!

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    Kayla says:

    WE play ALOT outside… bike ride to the park alot in the summer!!!

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    Kara says:

    I try to buy low fat or sugar free varieties of our favorite treats!

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    Linda says:

    I pack my kids a fruit or vegetable for their school snack every day!

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    Jenna T says:

    Get enough sleep, drink enough water, and eat healthy food…

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    Ann says:

    I try not to be a germ freak! That way they are exposed to things, and can build immunity.

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    Kate says:

    We only eat out once a week so we have greater control over how our meals are prepared. Plus, it saves us money!

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    Cheryl says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    We try a “new fruit or veggie” every week (I let the kids pick it) and try to incorporate as much colour as possible into our food! Multi vitamins are a daily thing too!

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    Megan says:

    By making sure everyone stays active and gets enough exercise, from the kids to myself, not too much time in front of the TV, and lots of healthy home-cooked meals.

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    Alicia B says:

    I make sure to always have everyone’s favorite fruits and veggies around to snack on, and we go on lots of walks.

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    The main thing I do to help keep our family healthy is buy lots of fruits and veggies from Sam’s – if we have a large quantity in the house we work harder to incorporate them into every meal so nothing goes bad! Fruit and veggies are ALWAYS provided as snack options, and always included in my son’s packed lunches for school every day (and usually in mine too!) I work on meal planning each week to try to help ensure a balanced diet and we focus on trying to get out and play together and take walks together when we can!

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    Lindsay says:

    Keep us active and add whole grains to our diet whenever possible.

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    Mami2jcn says:

    We get exercise, try to get enough sleep & eat our fruits & veggies.

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    Mami2jcn says:

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    Stephanie says:

    we spend a lot of time outdoors, exercise and healthy meals…avoid too much sugar

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    Aysley says:

    I’m at college so most of the time I just have to worry about keeping myself healthy by keeping portions in check and going to the gym. However, when I’m home I always offer to cook so I can pick healthier dinners πŸ™‚

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    WyKate says:

    We try to just live a healthy all around lifesyle and try not to stress being super healthy or super not-healthy. πŸ™‚ So far so good.

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    AnnaD says:

    We eat healthy and exericse.

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    Katie says:

    I try to cook new and healthy-ish foods for the fam so we can eat TOGETHER! My daughter and I also like to have dance parties…She runs circles around me, but it’s gets us movin’!

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    Mellisa W. says:

    I put out a plate of raw veggies while I am finishing up cooking. The kids find it and dig in. More veggies, less meat and starch. Yeah!

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    Chris says:

    We try to stay healthy by eating as many healthy foods as poosible, lots of home cooked meals, the kids are all very active through dance and/or sports activities, we try to take walks or ride bikes as a family, and if one of us do get sick we lock them downstairs till they get better!! Just kidding…..we also take a daily vitamin C, practice good handwashing and try getting plenty of rest!!

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    We try to go on long walks with the dog and eat lots of fruits and veggies with sweets and treats in moderation.

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    Amanda says:

    I sneak veggies or wheat germ (my best friend) into everything I make and take vitamins like a crazy person!

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    Kocinera says:

    Exercise! It’s a must!

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    Emily says:

    Always have lots of fresh vegetables and fruit on hand and ready to eat!

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    Lindsay says:

    We try to eat healthy! Although I do have to admit I have some picky eaters!!!

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    Thesha says:

    We try to have a healthy, balanced diet, vitamins, plenty of sleep, and exercise.

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    Lisa says:

    Waiting for the weather to get nice so we can play outside more. We take multivitamins and try to go to bed early.

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    Elizabeth Miracle says:

    We try and eat well and get as much excersise in every day as we can. We also love our Tropicana ;).

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    Kamy says:

    I try to make sure my kids eat well and drink plenty of water

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    Nancy L says:

    I try to limit the amount of sugar and fats I use in cooking. Everyone is bombarded enough with sugar and fat from all the little things we eat, a little less I give my family is less they eat overall.

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    DELANEY says:

    I made a homemade dinner most nights of the week. I know exactly what’s in the food I make, it’s good for us, and it saves us money.

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    Marisa D says:

    Eat relatively healthy and exercise regularly!

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    Valerie says:

    I just keep junk food out of the kitchen. Out of sight, out of mind!

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    Bethany says:

    I’ve reduced the amount we eat out (ESPECIALLY take-out) – I found that most of the time it was a substitute for thinking ahead. Instead, eating out has become a time to have fun and enjoy fabulous food. I feel healthier, and it’s helped the budget too!

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    I cook 99% of what we eat at home from scratch. That way even junk food is homemade and I feel a lot better about it πŸ™‚

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    Alissa says:

    Every Sunday I boil up a week’s worth of sweet potatoes, skinless boneless chicken, green beans, hard boiled eggs, etc. I chop up a head of lettuce too for the week. Then, every day for a meal I have a salad with chicken & hard boiled eggs and then a meal of chicken, sweet potatoes, and green beans. Keeps my diet on track to already have things prepared!

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    Brooke says:

    We lovvvvve whole grains and eat at home most of the time, when you are eating out you really don’t know what you’re getting!

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    Kacey Potter says:

    we drink lots of fluids including orange juice πŸ˜‰

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    Denay Malone says:

    Include plenty of fruits and veggies in our meals

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    Alex says:

    We grill a lot – it’s such a flavorful and healthy way to prepare food!

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    Jessica says:

    We eat lots of produce and lean meats

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    Cyndy says:

    Try to have plenty of veges, fruits, protein & exercise.

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    Amy says:

    Routine exercise, eating at home and no fried foods!

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    Kelly B. says:

    We eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies and run often.

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    We try to use all different kinds of grains in our meals as opposed to the processed ones.

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    Liz says:

    I love to exercise and eat healthy and before a meal I will drink 8oz of water. I try and be as active as I can throughout the day and eat plenty of fruits and veggies!

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    Mallory S says:

    Have tons of veggies! And my hubby is a fan of Orange Juice as well. A glass (or 10) a day keeps the doc away!

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    Bonnie says:

    Try to put down the phone & not order pizza πŸ™‚

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    Katie Rose says:

    We eat a lot of fruits and veggies, I make most of our sweet treats from scratch, and we try to get a lot of fresh air and sunshine.

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    Kara says:

    I take lots of family walks and try to make a nutritious dinner each night!

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    Brittany T says:

    Washing hands often, keeps from spreading the germies around!

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    Dee says:

    We talk daily walks!

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    Heather says:

    We do not buy snack foods like chips and cookies! empty calories add up quick.

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    Mary Jo says:

    We eat a lot of fruits & veggies!!

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    BJ says:

    We use the Netti Pot nasal rinse to keep our sinuses in check….Love it!

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    Ashley says:

    I try to always include a fruit or veggie into our meals.

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    BridgetSoup says:

    I buy fresher ingredients and try to keep them tasting fresh by not overdoing the “fixins” πŸ™‚

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    April in CT says:

    We exercise, cook at home with real foods avoiding processed junk and eating out as much as possible!

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    We pack our lunches every day – including an apple and a banana!

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    Jazmin says:

    I live far away from my family, but I cook balanced meals with my roommates and we run and go to the gym several times a week.

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    Meghan says:

    Try to make dinner at home as much as possible and drink lots of water.

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    Grace says:

    We try to exercise and eat healthily!

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    Lane says:

    I try to buy organic whenever possible.

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    Courtney says:

    It is so hard, but I try to limit the amount of sweets we have in the house. I have a sweet tooth though so I’m not always perfect, but every little bit helps.

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    Angie says:

    We all take a daily multivitamin. We also keep Emergen-C and Zinc on hand for when we start feeling a little under the weather to try to beat it.

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    Sara says:

    Get outside as much as possible!

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    Kylie F says:

    To stay healthy, my husband and I eat fruits and vegetables everyday- mostly grapefruits and salads, and exercise together at the gym! πŸ™‚

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    Christina says:

    We try to get outside whenever the weather will permit!

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    Mandy says:

    Eat vegetarian and wash our hands often.

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    My hubby and I make sure to get a lot of fruits (he drinks juice in the morn!) and vegetables. It is all about portion sizes really. We need to see more green and color on our plate than meat.

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    melanie says:

    Exercise all the way πŸ™‚

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    Meredith says:

    Play (Exercise) and eat very colorful meals

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    amanda says:

    we wash our hands lots and lots! eat tons of fresh veggies, and take vitamins every day.

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    danielle says:

    To keep y family healthy I cook a lot of quinoa and brown rice!

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    I keep lots of fruits and veggies on hand for quick snacking and buy organic and much as possible. I also grind my own wheat for the healthiest whole wheat flour when baking.

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    Cheryl Newton says:

    We don’t eat out much. I think that helps because I can control fat, sodium, etc.

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    Julie N says:

    I make sure we drink plenty of water, eat as fresh as we can and get out and about too. During the winter, we have lots of little dance parties to keep ourselves active.

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    aubreylaine says:

    We eat organic, fresh foods and exercise as a family three times a week.
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    pamela says:

    We have lots of activities outside, working wi farm animals and pets…always something to do…drink lots of spring water, juices, and milk…we have access to plenty of fresh fruits and veggies grown in our area..

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    We very rarely eat out. Lots of homemade meals make for good nutrition and good savings!

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    Tessa says:

    Other than the usual exercise and trying to eat well, we eat a small salad packed with veggies right before dinner every night. It helps fill us up, and we get a hefty dose of veggies.

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    Lindsay says:

    We make sure and eat every 3 hours at our house. It keeps us all happy and never hungry. We also make sure and get at least 30 minutes of exercise for the whole family!

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    Jennifer Marie says:

    We try to stay away from others if they are sick.

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    Bee says:

    I don’t have a family of my own yet, but I’ve found that a good way to stay healthy is to cook for myself! That way I can decide how much sugar and fat goes into the recipe–not the fast food chain or frozen food factory!

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    Mindi says:

    I try to cook the majority of our food instead of eating out, and we try our best to not eat much processed food.

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    Brandi Jex says:

    We try to eat whole foods, lots of fruits and veggies, limit our meat intake and exercise regularly!

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    Jessica K says:

    I try to drink 8 glasses of water a day, eat lots of fruits and veggies (and limit meat intake), and we’ve switched to good carbs (whole wheat, whole grain, etc.)

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    kayleigh says:

    lately, we have put a huge emphasis on not eating food with ingredients we cannot pronounce!

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    Take vitamins and immune boosters like Moducare and active C

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    Jenny says:

    My motto in life is – moderation in all things. I think it applies here as well. We definitely try to get outside and play, run, bike ski, explore etc.. everyday and I cook healthy meals most days. But we also like to give our kids the opportunity to make good choices without forcing it on them. I keep mostly healthy foods in the house but we also have treats. My daughters are learning that they feel better when they eat better. We talk about what it means to be healthy and be the best examples that we can for them. However, we love a good doughnut once in awhile and a little bit of chocolate doesn’t hurt either.

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    Tabathia B says:

    I now bake more versus frying and reduce the amount of red meat and pork we eat and we take walks every afternoon
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    Kelly says:

    Exercising regularly!

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    Heidi says:

    I sneak pureed veggies into their food. We also make smoothies quite regularly and we are active.

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    Tracy says:

    We try to just keep moving and not sit in front of the computer/TV all of the time! πŸ™‚

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    Clarissa says:

    I try to help my husband I to not eat super late in the night and to always exercise! πŸ™‚

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    marisa says:

    We take our vitamins and kick them outside!

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    Sarah H.P. says:

    My husband and I do a lot of walking and I try to incorporate as many fresh, whole foods into my cooking as possible. I enjoy making tasty smoothies too, which is a quick and easy way to get servings of fruit and veg.

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    Rachel TF says:

    We try to keep all goodies out of the house. As long as they don’t come in, it’s a lot easier not to consume them!

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    Michelle Riebeek says:

    We buy lots of fruits and veggies at the beginning of the week to go with our meals throughout the week

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    Kristen says:

    We honestly drink lots of orange juice and take our vitamins. πŸ™‚

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    to keep my family healthy I buy tons of fruits and veggies and we eat loads of them daily!

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    I try and keep lots of fresh fruit and veggies around!

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    tweeted about it
    (@loveveggiesyoga)

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    KellyO says:

    I try to find alternatives to the less healthy after-school snacks and we are outside playing a lot!

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    Krystal says:

    My Fiance & I both gave up soda & bought a Brita water filter!

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    Jessie says:

    I try to cook as many meals as possible. That wasy I know there’s no bad ingredients sneaking into our food.

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    Nathan R. says:

    I try to reduce the fat and sugar in our food as much as possible. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables too.

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    Sarah says:

    My husband and I go to the cycling class at our gym together. We also have cut out all sodas, and mainly drink water and juice!

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    Anne S. says:

    Recently I’ve been trying to make sure that we’re drinking enough every day – mainly water, but also counting juices/milk. Stay hydrated! πŸ™‚

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    I always try to have plenty of fruits and veggies in the house, all easily ready to eat. It helps to keep from snacking on unhealthy things!

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    bri says:

    i try to cook at home when i can so i dont have to eat out at restaurants, where i dont know what they add into the food!

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    Lisa says:

    I do my best to lead by example. We shop for produce together, and decide on meals to prepare together! πŸ™‚

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    Michelle says:

    We try to eat as many fresh fruits and veggies as possible. I try to limit the amount of soda in the house.

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    Nicole says:

    First and foremost, I make sure we all get plenty of sleep. When we start going to bed too late, and not getting the rest our bodies need, that’s when we start to get sick. My kids need at least 12 hours a night. I know that sounds like a lot, but if they don’t get those 12 hours, they are cranky, and tend to get the sniffles more often.

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    Rachel says:

    I try my hardest to avoid having any “junk food” in the house and when I cook, I’m always finding creative ways to sneak in veggies! God love my husband, but he’s like an overgrown child and doesn’t have an ounce of self-discipline when it comes to sweet/salty foods!

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    lori says:

    I try to make as many healthy and wholesome home cooked meals as possible with as little “fake” food as possible.

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    Tina Knudson says:

    We love to play outside together. We do cartwheels, play t-ball and walk together.

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    Rebecca says:

    I try to cook healthy on top of exercising.

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    Christina says:

    My 13 month son loves to be on the go, so we play outside a lot and he loves him some plain old water and amazingly he eats his fruits and VEGGIES with NO hesitation. He hasn’t turned away any veggie I have given him and that includes asparagus, peas, and broccoli.

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    Tara Hunter says:

    To keep my family healthy, I make sure that we incorporate a variety of fresh fruits and veggies into our daily meals.
    I also try not to keep junk food around.

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    Kayla says:

    We get outside in the sun as often as possible & I make my 9-month old daughter homemade food as much as I can.

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    Shelly says:

    We drink lots of water so we aren’t drinking our calories! I don’t have unhealthy foods in the house, so we are not tempted. We spend lots of time outside πŸ™‚

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    Chrissy says:

    I take the kids for walks and bike rides, send them outside to play a lot, show them that exercise is good for you and can be fun also, and we make good decisions with our food choices.

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    mland29 says:

    An apple a day…it really seems to work!

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    We eat a lot of whole wheat pasta and brown rice, and I cook a lot of fresh vegetables. I always have fruit with our meals too!

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    Corbett says:

    Eat lots of fruit and veges

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    Judy Jursch says:

    We get lots of Vitamin C from our daily glass of orange juice and we started eating smaller portions and have incorporated more vegetables, less meat.

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    Holly says:

    My very active tribe of 11 children always play outdoors either in our backyard, swim or football teams, and we never let them drink soda! Tropicana is a big treat as they usually have milk or water, so we love OJ!

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    Danielle says:

    I sneak veggies into everything I possibly can (carrots in spaghetti sauce!) and walk as much as possible. When I can’t walk outside I ride my bike inside while watching the news.

    https://twitter.com/#!/muffinator/status/57815061867139072

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    Val says:

    We ear or attempt to eat healthy limiting red meat and we all paricipate in various forms of exercise.

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    Rachel says:

    I try to cook mostly healthy dinners throughout the week, and we will exercise often. My husband and I are both involved in sports teams to make it more fun!

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    Leana says:

    All ways have banana’s and oranges on the counter. The strawberry farm is now open so their will be fresh strawberries in the fridge along with other fruit. No soda in the house unless it is to celebrate a bday, thanksgiving or Christmas. The kids play outside when every day when the sun is out – riding bikes or just running around enjoy the day no sitting and watching TV all day when it is nice outside. The kids are pretty good about eating dinner that I make.

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    sharilyn says:

    they love peanut butter and banana smoothies – and I always throw in some spinach – in any smoothie.. makes ’em green – but they don’t taste a thing πŸ˜‰

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    Kay Bastian says:

    We plant a garden and eat fresh vegetables from June through November. I also can and freeze vegetables to use year round. Last year I made spaghetti sauce, salsa, chili tomatoes, green beans and applesauce. I plan on canning more this year.

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    CC says:

    Keep veggies and fruits on hand…and try to cook from scratch often.

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    Lindy says:

    I tell my kids to try and “eat all the colors of the rainbow” (and skittles don’t count). We drink mostly water and all exercise/participate in sports regularly. No couch potatoes around here!

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    Erica says:

    try not to even bring junk-type food into the house. If it isn’t here- we won’t eat it. If it IS here – we will

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    Julie Ryan says:

    I do the majority of the cooking since my husband and I have different ideas of “healthy” foods.

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    cathy myers says:

    We play Just Dance 2 on the wii, take walks, play outside, and try to eat healthy foods… oj is always present in the house

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    Cassie says:

    Exercise often and I bump up the vitamin C and Zinc around the cold & flu season time!

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    Courtney says:

    One of the ways we try to stay healthy is to eat healthy–lots of fruits and veggies whenever possible.

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    Dina says:

    I try to make sure we eat a variety of foods and minimize the junk. I’ve always tried to teach my daughter about moderation when it comes to sweets and even at 6 years old, she knows if she has too much sugar she just feels “icky.”

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    ashley ledford says:

    I have a 6 month old and I love making his baby food! Its so healhty and I love knowing exactly what I’m feeding him! πŸ™‚

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    Kara T. says:

    To keep our place healthy, I only keep healthy foods in our house. Most of our cupboards are empty, but the fridge is packed full of fresh foods.

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    Danyelle says:

    We keep fresh fruits and veggies out and try to stay away from processed food.

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    Heather L. says:

    We do yoga together!

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    Vicki N says:

    We take our daily vitamins, exercise in some form everyday, and try to eat healthy (make the best choices) at every meal.

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    I add wheat germ to things I bake. They don’t even notice but it adds a boost of nutrition.

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    NancyR says:

    Moved out all the white and replaced with whole wheat. Working on getting all the processed out and just use whole foods as much as possible. Veggies and or fruit with every meal.

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    LeAnn says:

    Lots of natural, whole food, goodies made from scratch and not processed garbage, plenty of water, exercise, and sleep!

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    Emma K. says:

    I am the only person in my family so it’s pretty easy to stay on top of things. I make sure I get at least 8 hours of sleep a night, take multivitamins, exercise for at least 30 minutes a day and start my day with some OJ!

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    Athena says:

    We cook healthy meals at home and limit dining out so we can control what is in our food.

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    Tanya says:

    I try to make my family eat some fruit everyday and drink lots of water.

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    Liza says:

    I cook our foods from scratch, even most of the kids snack foods, I even grind my own wheat flour. The kids are nice and healthy πŸ™‚

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    lauren says:

    always incorporating lots of vegetables into each meal!

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    To stay healthy I keep myself and my kids active. I workout on my own, walk to and from school with my daughter everyday and try to get outside to play with my kids as much as possible. Jumping rope together is one of our favorites! Also, I cook from home the majority of the time, utilizing lots of vegetables, and sneaking them in if I have to! πŸ™‚

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    Rachel says:

    I always buy “diet” or “eating right” or “lose weight” cookbooks. My husband and I aren’t using these books for losing weight – i just can’t cook without a recipe to save my life. Having these diet/lose weight cookbooks guarantees that we’ll have lots of veggies, low calories, and proper vitamins in all of our meals. I cook and don’t think twice about it, because I know it’s good for us. That and we drink lots of water and try to hit the gym 3x a week.

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    Elaine says:

    I remind everyone to take their vitamins, drink water and choose fruit, juice and veggies over chocolate! And mine are all grown up!

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    Franci says:

    I love going to bike rides! Yay for summer outdoor activities!!

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    Janell says:

    Just like the majority of kids, my boys love apple juice. But instead of giving them glass after glass of juice, I give them a cup of water with just a couple tablespoons of juice. And they are totally happy with that!

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    Mandi H. says:

    exercise, exercise, exercise!

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    M.j. says:

    Tropicana is the only juice we drink in our house.Exercise 5x week and walk. Eat a green salad at least once a day maybe two.

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    Andrea says:

    I try to fix healthy meals for my family and exercise regularly.

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    heather says:

    we only eat out once a week and excerise everyday a little! we also drink oj straight from the orange with a straw!! πŸ™‚

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    SM Edens says:

    We have a pit-bull that LOVES to go for a walk — so “Atlas” is keeping us exercising πŸ™‚

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    Chriss lilleskov says:

    I let my kids have one candy treat a day. Not full size…mini tootsie roll or gum. They don’t feel they never get candy and they know toy save it for when they want. Many times they forget.
    We also offer healthy bedtime and normal snacks…cheese, fruit, applesauce etc. Their friends like our snacks better!

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    Jenny S. says:

    We try to always offer fruits and veggies with every meal and play outside every day!

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    Katie says:

    We take a walk after dinner almost every night.

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    Trish P says:

    Our family washes their hands alot and tries to get a good night’s sleep

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    Trish P says:

    http://twitter.com/#!/trishp1971

    I tweeted about the giveaway.

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    Cellabella says:

    I make sure we always have fresh fruits and vegetables in the fridge and encourage activities outside together with the whole family!

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    Denise P. says:

    We joined a CSA this year to get fresh, organic, locally grown veggies all summer.

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    Emily says:

    I make vegetable smoothies in our vitamix – it’s a great way to get several portions of veggies in one drink!

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    It is so hard to keep things healthy in our family but I try to always make a fresh dinner each night so help avoid the fast food runs!

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    It is so hard to eat healthy with my husband and I both in school but I try to make dinner each night to help avoid the fast food runs!

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    Brooke says:

    I use the “Deceptively Delicious” cookbook to add additional veggies to the meals. My kids are GREAT eaters, but sometimes I add some extra stuff and they love it!

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    saniel says:

    I buy organic fruits and vegetables. We get out for a walk or play at the park for a least an hour each day.

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    Hadessa Mullane says:

    I try to keep my family healthy by giving them mostly healthy options. Like I keep yogurt and fruit in the fridge and try to have whole grain crackers on hand instead of sugary things. I do bake alot but we give most of it away to others to keep our treats just that a treat!

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    Katherine says:

    I cook only whole grains!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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    B Smith says:

    I am a runner, and lots of times, the boys go to the “races” with me. It turns into a fun family affair! And we love it!

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    Dawn P says:

    We try to take stroller walks alot, have races in and outside…..eat a veggie and fruit at every meal…along with a complex carb and protein….minimize all the sugars! I’ll tell you though………whenever they see the ‘juice cup’ they come ‘arunnin!!

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    Jennifer says:

    Two of my four kiddos had very odd and unexpected food allergies, after reading labels and educating myself about ingrediants we switched up our eating some…although we always ate a lot of homecooked food, fruit and veg we switched to whole foods, organic produce and dairy and no processed foods.

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    yeni says:

    I have a picky toddler with texture issues, so I’ve learned to incorporate as many fresh items into one-pot wonders. I make tons of meals that include healthy items that he would never touch otherwise. We also stay away from store bought-prepackaged snacks or baked goods.

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    Amanda says:

    We have a smoothie every day with frozen fruit or what is in season, a banana, almond milk, flaxseed,and some baby spinach.

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    Jenny says:

    Trying to cook healthy food and have good food stocked in the fridge and pantry πŸ™‚

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    Daisie Dance says:

    We start out the day with a good breakfast (we try to avoid sugary cereals!), get active outdoors when the weather is nice, and eat fresh (as opposed to processed) foods! Also limit fast food restaurants to once per month!!

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    Jill Neas says:

    We get plenty of rest and wash our hands a lot.

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    Courtney says:

    I’ve been working on reducing unnecessary snacking, or boredom snacking as that’s what it is.

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    we don’t eat out that often–so much healthier to eat at home!

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    Catherine says:

    Eating clean, whole foods most of the time!

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    Leslie says:

    We try to always get in a little outdoor time (even if it’s just a game of chase!), and I try to use whole foods in our meals as much as possible.

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    Lorraine says:

    I try to keep our family healthy by watching portion size and by starting each day with a good breakfast. I make up a healthy breakfast casserole at the beginning of the week which can be reheated, add juice (Tropicana 50 is our favorite!) and out the door. In the middle of the week, I make up another casserole, and we are good to go. Easy easy for a family of five.

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    Jamie says:

    I show them by example to eat right and exercise. They in turn learn to love fruits and vegetables (most of the time) and have a desire to be active.

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    Jamie says:

    I show them by example to eat right and exercise. They in turn learn to love fruits and vegetables (most of the time) and they have a desire to be active.

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    Jenny says:

    We rarely go out to eat and get lots of playtime for exercise!

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    Corisa says:

    Make more homecooked meals instead of ordering out , and get as much outdoor activity as possible!

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    Dani says:

    I try to buy one fresh fruit or vegetable a week for us to eat. It doesn’t sound like much, but it is hard as we do not like the same things.

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    Beebz says:

    We eat a balanced diet, go for walks, bike rides, go jogging, and do Pilates.

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    Amy S says:

    I try to eat lots of fruits and vegetable and exercise ocassionally.

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    Shaura says:

    Wash our hands! I stop my kids at the door when they come home from school and direct them straight to the sink!

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    linda says:

    i bake healthy muffins using egg substitute, apple sauce for sweetener & mash up bananas into the rolled oats & whole wheat flour & apf!

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    Brittany C says:

    I steer clear of refined sugar, white flour, and processed foods as much as I possibly can! I also try to have a veggie with every meal.

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    Megan says:

    Eating a lot of fruits and veggies, keeping away from sweets and bad foods as much as possible! Playing outside and exercising too!

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    Jessica says:

    We walk every day

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    Tricia says:

    No TV during the week….and lots of after school sports.

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    Dezi A says:

    We keep our boys in sports year round and play with them outside often.

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    Jenny says:

    My family eats healthy and stays active. We grow our own vegetables in our garden, raise chickens for our own eggs, buy local produce, and we also drink Tropicana Orange Juice. One of the few non-local indulgences we splurge on, because it’s so good! Super big fan!

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    DD says:

    lots of outside play time, healthy snacks, no soda in the house (or barely even juice), vegetarian meals often…. good luck to me!

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    Karen says:

    We try to eat healthy foods (with the occasional treat) and get outside and play as much as possible!

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    alexis says:

    we take the pup for a walk each night to exercise our body and wind ourselves down! πŸ™‚

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    Kim Henrichs says:

    Healthy snacks and exercise!

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    Ilene says:

    We try to eat the cleanest, healthiest food in our house.

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    Ilene says:

    I entered under the official rules too!

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    Ronna F says:

    We eat fruits and/or vegetables with every meal, and munch on baby carrots and celery sticks for snacks. We walk our dog every night and that is healthy for her too!

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    Julia says:

    We stocked up on lots of fruits and a few veggies.

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    Staci A says:

    I make sure that everyone goes to bed at a good time and starts their day with a warm, healthy breakfast.

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    tracy says:

    Cook at home. So many people don’t do that anymore.

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    Kelly says:

    Not have too much junk lying around the kitchen – only healthy snacks!

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    Becca H. says:

    To keep us healthy, whenever possible, I use freshly grown vegetables instead of canned or frozen.

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    Debbie Bellows says:

    we try to watch what we eat

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    Heather says:

    We try to eat lots of fruits and veggies!

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    Elsa G says:

    Try to cut back on fatty greasy foods and even when we eat out, we watch where and what we eat =)

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    SewLindaAnn says:

    I put the food on the plates for us. I know, it’s sounds lame. There’s only 3 of us and so it’s not any trouble and this way I know the veggies and fruit are on the plate with a balance of carbs and proteins. When I don’t do this I see huge platters of pasta and nothing else or frozen corn dogs. Ugh!

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    Amanda Thompson says:

    We try and avoid pre-packaged “box” food and make what we can from scratch or at least with ingredients we can pronounce πŸ˜‰

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    We carry water bottles with us everywhere we go and we try to skip the french fries and other greasy side dishes. It isn’t much, but every little bit helps!

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    annelise says:

    We walk anywhere within a reasonable distance- it saves money on gas too!

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    jitterbuug says:

    We eat a lot of fresh foods. I try to make sure they have plenty of time everyday to play outside in a fitness kind of way (bike rides, tag, sports) and I try to be a good example!

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    Debbie says:

    I prepare home cooked meals several nights each week & we sit down around the kitchen table to share our meals together at least 3-4 nights/week depending upon sports schedules. Being around the table for mealtime allows us to stay connected with each other & reinforces to the kids that we want to spend time with them.

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    Jessie C. says:

    We love biking on weekends and make sure having veggies and fruit daily.

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    Sherri says:

    I buy fruit and make sure I cut it shortly after I bring it home from the grocery store, so we always have a nutricious snack on hand.

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    Amanda W says:

    We eat healthy meals.

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    Amanda W says:

    Tweeted @amandawk

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    Whitney says:

    I cook most of our food from scratch…no more cream of chicken/mushroom soups, velveeta, or boxed dinners. We hardly ever eat out. I make sure we always have plenty of fresh fruit and veggies on hand for snacking. We also eat whole wheat bread, pasta, and rice. I’m doing my best to make sure my children (3 and 5) grow up with healthy eating habits.

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    Brigette says:

    Vitamins, milk, fresh air and exercise!

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    Mariee says:

    Eat lots of fruit and veggies and go for a walk everyday.

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    I try to cook as nutritious meals as I can stand. πŸ™‚ We also exercise 3-4 times a week! πŸ˜€

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    Natalie R says:

    Go on walks and eat healthy!

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    Vicky says:

    I live in another state for college, but I talk to my family nearly every day. Those conversations include a run-down of what we’ve eaten & the healthy choices we’ve been making, as we’re all trying to lose weight. It helps us stay accountable & share in our little “victories!”

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    Misty says:

    We love to eat fruits and vegetables!

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    Misty says:

    tweet! @pinkrayne

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    Diane from SoCal says:

    Try to have fresh fruit, celery and baby carrots available for snacking. Always have some delicious OJ in the fridge. Keep everyone active and excercising!!

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    Kimberly Stevens says:

    I’m in college so often it’s very hard to eat healthy between classes and work. I try to always keep a bottle of water with me and always have fresh fruits and veggies in the fridge in grab and go containers so I will always have a healthy snack (even if I don’t have time to make one!)

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    Leigh says:

    Make healthy substitutions, and exercise!

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    Tara says:

    Lots of water, fruits, veggies, good proteins and activity every day.
    sweetpeonies07 at gmail

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    Joannah says:

    We try to give them lots of fruit and for “dessert” it’s frozen gogurts or homemade smoothies. We also buy organic when we can. Especially eggs and milk.
    We also have a constant supply of Tropicana. No joke!

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    Linsey says:

    I sneak in extra colorful veggies when I can…seems like everyone is more willing to eat healthy of its pretty!

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    Carrie says:

    I cook from scratch and we do not keep soda in our home. Occasionally my kids have soda if we are out to eat but I limit that. Fast food is a rarity for us also. They stay active by playing sports – in our house there is no “off season”!

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    sheila k. says:

    I’ve taught my kids to enjoy high nutrition dishes like broccoli and spinach salads. When we eat I usually point out what nutrients are in each of the foods we are eating. My eldest daughter has even thanked me for teaching her about nutrition and how to choose the best foods.

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    CrysB513 says:

    Starting in January, I began tracking the foods I was eating through a calorie counting website. By doing that, I began paying much closer attention to the foods I was purchasing, picking healthier ingredients for dinner, and making sure my primary (and only!!) drink was water. This has allowed for more fruits and vegetables in our diet too!

    Healthier eating combined with exercise helped me drop 15lbs!

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    Barb says:

    I try to get everyone started with a good breakfast!

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    Kelly S. says:

    we serve lots of fruits and veggies and whole grains.

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    chelsea rose says:

    i make sure to incorporate plenty of protein and fiber in my diet, and make sure to eat at least a piece or two of fruit every day. it’s a work in progress πŸ™‚

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    Jayne says:

    We eat healthy snacks like veggies or trail mix.

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    Alisa says:

    Definitely cutting out meat and increasing dark leafy greens, exercising, and reducing sugar consumption (it’s hidden everywhere!)

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    Suzanne says:

    We often enjoy spinach and fruit smoothies. It’s the only way I can get any vegetables into my kids’ bodies! They’re super delicious.

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    I make sure my son at least TRIES every new food I give him, and he often ends up liking it. In fact, he LOVES broccoli!

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    Mindy says:

    I buy and keep lots of fresh veggies and fruit ready for snacking on in the fridge!

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    Jenn says:

    I keep my family healthy by limiting fast food intake.

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    jen kemp says:

    We cook and eat at home as often as possible, and go for lots of walks!

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    Ruth Hill says:

    We try to have well-balanced dinners together if we can’t do anything else together.

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    Nive says:

    Regular practice of yoga and meditation keeps my family healthy…Thanks for this giveaway…

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    Demetra Mensah- Bonsu says:

    We use only natural/organic products, from skincare and haircare to what we consume. I grow my own vegetables and we buy everything else at whole foods or a multitude of online vendors.

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    Tina M says:

    We eat veggies and drink lots of water and OJ.

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    Terry Nguyen says:

    I like to cook and eat homemade meals with a variety of colors. I’m always a huge advocate for water. I think it’s the best thing to drink when trying to stay fit and healthy.

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    Christy says:

    We play outside a lot. We take our daughter on bike rides, we play catch in the backyard, and we are teaching our daughter how to play tee-ball and soccer.

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    kristy says:

    I have them help make pizzas with lots of vegies

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    ria says:

    we eat wholesome foods, drink lots of juice and water, exercise and try to get a good night’s sleep most nights
    rmartinclarke @ gmail.com

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    Wanda M says:

    We try to avoid processed and fast foods. We drink alot of water, eat fresh veggies and fruit daily along with a yogurt.
    wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

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    Wanda M says:

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    wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

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    ANGEL JACKLYN says:

    WE LIKE TO GROW OUR OWN FRUIT IN THE GARDEN BEHIND OUR HOUSE- IT’S AWESOME FUN BUT TAKES A LOT OF PATIENCE, & I THINK IT’S A LOT HEALTHIER THEN THE PESTACIDES FOUND ON STORE BOUGHT VEGGIES [email protected]

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    Susan Yates says:

    I really want some money to study nutrition and I want to learn to cook.

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    pixie13 says:

    Drinks lots of fruit smoothies & eat lots of fresh veggie salads & stir fries. Now that the weather is getting nicer, we’re spending as much time outside as possible. No sodas in the house, juice, water, tea if we’re thirsty πŸ™‚

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    nan says:

    my son refuses veggies so i grate carrots and put them in muffins and i buy fruit/veggie blend drinks to sneak them into him
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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    Lisa says:

    To keep the family healthy I like to make sure everyone gets adequate sleep, plenty of fruits,vegetables, and water in their diets, and enough exercise.

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    Susan E. says:

    I keep only healthy snacks in the house including lots of fruit and veggies in the house and most of our meals are cooked at home, rather than eating out.

    rogsdock[at]gmail[dot]com

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    Robin says:

    I bought that cookbook – Deceptively Delicious, and have been secretly adding good stuff to lots of recipes.

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    Debra F says:

    I am very lucky. My kids love love love fruit. Never any problems getting them to eat fruit. They also like quite a few veggies, so I don’t push it and force them to eat what they don’t like. I do introduce and reintroduce new and seasonal veggies all the time and my oldest especially will try more and more.

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    Kerry says:

    We take family walks together.

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    Judith says:

    We stick to basics, plenty of sleep, exercise and a healthy diet.

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    This year we’re taking care to grow more of our own veg. And we’ve got a deal with the neighbors to pick their plums in exchange for carting them away [lucky food bank, getting what we can’t use!]

    And we’re all doing better about getting more sleep.

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    sy says:

    we eat fruits for breakfast and add them to yogurt. we try to cook lots of vegetables with our meals, but need to add lots of seasoning to make them tasty.
    songyueyu at gmail

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    Donna says:

    I make sure we eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and I keep plenty of healthy snack options on hand. I also limit sweets, sodas, fried foods and other junk food. My son has always loved all fruits and veggies so getting him to eat a healthy, varied diet has never been an issue.

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    Betty C says:

    We made a rule of no more than 2 cookies a day of “store bought” products. When I baked I knew exactly what went into the cookies and could control the nutrition and allowed extra cookies then. Fresh fruit was unlimited and it was hard to keep it in the house because it seemed like someone always had an orange or a banana in their hand. Real juice instead of sodas or “fake juice” tastes better and is so much healthier.

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    Anne says:

    I try to set a good example by eating healthy myself. I also keep very little junk food in the house, so they don’t have a lot of options.

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    Susan Smith says:

    We talk walks to the park for excercise and I always keep fresh fruits and vegetables in the house for snacking.

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    Mari says:

    I leave a veggie tray on the table for my family to snack on between meals.

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    Charity S says:

    We eat plenty fruits and veggies.

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    Francine says:

    I keep my family healthy by having them eat LOTS of Fruits and Vegetables. I get them to eat their Vegetables by seasoning them with good seasonings and herbs. Sometimes I will add a light cheese sauce to their vegetables. They LOVE Fruit, so it is never a problem to get them to eat it. I also buy Organic and Whole Grain Foods.

    aliaskys (at) yahoo . com
    Thank You! πŸ™‚

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    Mary M says:

    When the kids were little we had only juice in the house, never pop. Sometimes some koolaid but I cut back on the sugar.

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I keep lots of fruits and veggies in the house.
    Sometimes it’s easier to serve foods in a different way if your family doesn’t like them the way they are normally prepared. Cooked spinach- yuk, cooked spinach in cream sauce – double yuk! But put spinach leaves in a salad and that’s ok!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Donna K says:

    We have increased the amount of fruits and veggies in our diets.

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    Tracie Trump says:

    We grow our own fruit and veggies and make lots of salads and smoothies! [email protected]

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    Jill H. says:

    We drink water instead of soda and eat whole grains

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Jenny Flake

Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!