(HealthDay News) -- It's summertime, and the living is easy for kids out of school. But parents should help their children stay active while the weather is hot.
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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests how kids can enjoy a healthy summer vacation:
- Encourage kids to visit with friends in person, instead of chatting with them on the phone.
- Shut down the computer and video games, and have the kids go outside for a game of tennis, a hike or rollerblading.
- Enroll the kids in a community sports league or sign them up to run or walk in a 5k.
- Volunteer the kids for a summer camp, clean-up effort, community garden or project to build homes.
- Have the kids babysit and take their charges for bike rides or to the park.
-- Diana Kohnle
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