JUNJI O’Higgins sends recommendations for healthy rural holidays – El Urbano Rural

September is one of the most anticipated months of the year, it is the beginning of spring and our Holidays; a tradition that unites the Chilean family around dances, games and traditional foods of our culture.

Always thinking about the health of children and their families, a group of chefs, participating in the Council of Quality Education of JUNJI O’Higgins, has prepared a list of recommendations to enjoy this festival more.

JUNJI O’Higgins agrees:

  • Check and prepare the Fiestas Patrias menu in time. First, maintain physical distance, wear a mask and, if possible, do not touch the surface and wash your hands regularly.
  • Do not skip any meals. If you eat lunch after the usual time, you should eat a snack first.
  • Eat in moderation, take into consideration the recommended portion.
  • Do not eat foods that are high in fat such as sausage (chorizo, sausage, Viennese, prietas). Prefer white meat and less fat (turkey, chicken, fish).
  • Consider other types of plant-based preparations such as roasted vegetables, legume burgers, crispy chickpeas, and more.
  • Prepare the pine low-fat empanadas with meat and cook in the oven. Think of it as a priority, not an entry.
  • With roast beef or meat skewers with fresh vegetables such as arugula, lettuce, spinach, celery, cabbage, etc. and also roasted, such as: broccoli, aubergines, peppers, mushrooms, cauliflower, etc.
  • Avoid commercial dressings such as mayonnaise and ketchup, prefer pebre instead. Homemade sauerkraut can also be included, as it is a probiotic food that is beneficial for the intestines.
  • Eat 2 servings of fruit (preferably whole) and at least 3 servings of vegetables, as they contain a lot of dietary fiber that promotes digestion and increases satiety, as well as providing antioxidants that will help the body.
  • Drink water during the day. It can be traditionally flavored with mint, basil, lemon verbena, melissa, ginger, citrus, etc. Do not abuse ultra-processed liquids, even if they are “light” (juice and soft drinks).
  • To promote activities, consider the different types of dances, such as: Cueca, Guaracha, Corrido, etc., considering your interests and the traditions of the family.
  • It is recommended to play traditional games in the family, such as: Hopscotch, Three-foot race, Battle race, tug of war, running ring, fight, Ring shot, Husband blind people, chickens, etc.
  • To celebrate more, you can cook and share with the people in your house.

Regarding the above, the director of the region (s) Marisel Hernández Beiza, pointed out that: “For our organization dealing with the health of our children and their families, it It is very important to send recommendations from our experts. Planning, healthy eating, playing sports and keeping the body and mind active are recommendations that help health not only of the children, but of the whole family. As the regional director of Junji O’Higgins, I also want to send a warm welcome to our educational community all. Happy September 18 to everyone.


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