Have you ever been so hungry that you just ate whatever was in front of you even though it wasn’t very nutritious? Being too hungry can sometimes lead to poor food choices. We might choose less nutritious food that’s easily available or we might eat larger portions than our body actually needs.
One of the best practices of healthy eating is to plan your meals ahead of time. Here are some tips to get you started!
Make a shopping list
Make a list of healthy foods and snacks that you like to eat and ask an adult to add it to their shopping list. Some
Organize the refrigerator and pantry
Do you know exactly where your foods are kept? Make sure you can easily find your snacks, so that when you’re super hungry you know exactly where to look. Bonus: Ask an adult to section a snack spot in the refrigerator or pantry just for you!
Plan to your schedule
Activities can change from day to day — maybe you have an after school activity, or maybe you’re going on an early morning class trip. This might mean you need an extra snack or a breakfast-to-go made and packed ahead of time. Planning your meals and snacks to your schedule will help ensure you’ll always have some food handy when you get hungry!