Why is healthy eating for children so important?
As our first child grew, we noticed that her mood changed very easily. She could change from being delightful and outgoing to being withdrawn and ill-mannered within a few minutes. As we analyzed her behavior, we realized that she was highly affected by what she ate…
What foods helped her?… What foods made her worse?… How often was best for her to eat?… What times during the day were best for eating?… How did her diabetes make her more susceptible to improper nutrition problems…
We will discuss topics such as:
the benefits of fruits and vegetables,
why are whole grains important,
how is “My Plate” different from the “Food Pyramid,”
what about dairy and proteins.
There are so many subjects to discuss and we are excited to talk about them! Stay tuned and get ready for an exciting and informative ride!
This website will help create happier children by teaching parents about healthy foods and when to provide those foods during the day. We will include links to trusted research by experts in nutrition and health. Because of the large selection of foods to choose from – both fresh and processed – healthy eating for children is one of the most important topics of our day.
Suppose I left a hamburger sitting on the kitchen counter for 3 or 4 days and suppose that the kitchen stayed at 98 degrees Fahrenheit. Would anyone be tempted to eat it? Just imagine the bacteria and maybe some mold … Continue reading
One of the most important ways to stay healthy is to wash our hands. Just think of all the germs that live on door knobs, school desks, pens, pencils, store counters, etc. I could go on all day about the … Continue reading
The official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics has an interesting article published on August 6, 2012. It is about a group of doctors who studied 300 children who had upper respiratory tract infections and nighttime coughs. To treat the … Continue reading
Water is a vital part of a healthy diet. But have you ever worried about the purity of the water you drink? Many people drink bottled water thinking that it is more safe. But to be more sure of the … Continue reading
There’s nothing better than freshly juiced fruits and vegetables! It tastes so good that your kids won’t even know they’re drinking something so healthy. Also, it’s easier and safer to quickly grind up some fruits and vegetables, than it is … Continue reading
Healthy eating as children can help prevent diabetes. Reuters Health reported on Friday that a recent study showed that eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes. The study referred to in their article … Continue reading
According to the World Health Organization, here are the percentages of overweight adults by country: 93% American Samoa 72 Saudi Arabia 67 United States 66 Germany 66 Egypt 61 United Kingdom 59 Canada 53 Spain 50 Iran 49 France … Continue reading
Reuters Health just published an article regarding a study done by Dr. Ronald Sigal, an endocrinologist at the University of Calgary in Canada. In this study, people with type 1 diabetes were monitored while exercising. Type 1 diabetes is a … Continue reading
Dairy foods are essential for a healthy diet. They contain many important nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins and high-quality protein. The picture to the left shows some examples of dairy foods: milk, cheese, and yogurt. Improved bone … Continue reading
In order for children to be healthy, they need to eat the right amount and the right kind of protein foods. Seafood is one of the best sources of protein because it is usually low in fat. It also has … Continue reading