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Kids’ Club: Summer 2018

By AMA Staff

Summertime in Alberta means family road trips—which in turn means having to eat on the go. Here are a few ways to enjoy healthier meals while you’re away from home.

Tips to help good foods go down more easily

1 Kids are more likely to eat meals they’ve helped to make. Get them involved when grocery shopping, ask them to help with simple, safe cooking tasks and give them choices when eating out.

2 Connect eating healthy foods to growth and achievement—like how protein and calcium can provide strength for sports.

3 Your children look up to you, so be a good role model by making healthy eating choices for yourself too!

Young diners can find food to love—and you’ll love saving money—at AMARewards partners

Extreme Pita: Kids can choose their own veggies, cheese and protein on a smaller-size create-your-own pita or flatbread. Save 15% on purchases of $5 or more

Jugo Juice: The smoothies and juices here have up to six servings of fruit and vegetables, and have no added or artificial sugars. Free regular Xtra Benefit with smoothie purchase

Freshii: A kid-size kung fu bowl packs a big punch with chicken, broccoli, carrots, edamame and wontons on brown rice or rice noodles. Save 10%

Smitty’s: Affordable child-size entrees can be paired with sides like fresh fruit or a garden salad. Save 10%

Swiss Chalet: Match a kids’ quarter-chicken dinner with steamed vegetables, corn or a salad—plus a glass of milk instead of sugary pop. Free appetizer or dessert with purchase of two mains

Wok Box: Chow mein–style “Jungle Noodles” are a popular choice, thanks to a healthy portion of bok choy, carrots and other veggies. Save 10%

Harvey’s: An occasional burger is a totally reasonable way to add protein to your child’s diet. Choose applesauce over fries for a healthier combo. Save 10%

Milestones: Healthier kids’ options include grilled salmon or chicken served with jasmine rice. Save 10%

Buy an Ultimate Dining Card from any AMA centre for use at restaurants like Montana’s, Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s and more. You’ll earn 5% in reward dollars when you purchase the Ultimate Dining Card from AMA, plus members save up to an additional 10% at the restaurants.

Add your kids to your Plus or Premier membership this summer. They’ll be covered by AMA—whether they’re road tripping with you or heading to camp with friends.