In fact, there are even more opportunities for healthier choices during summer, said Patti Landers, Ph.D., an associate professor and registered dietitian with the OU College of Allied Health.
“Summer is a good time to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables that are grown locally and farmers markets provide a great place to stock up on these foods. There are farmers markets throughout the state,” Landers said.
Of course, a family garden is another great way to get children interested in fruits and vegetables. A small garden can be planted in a backyard or even in easily-maintained pots. Then let your child harvest the vegetables and help decide how to eat them.