Archive for Healthy Kids

Jan
15

Are Too Many Snacks Turning Kids Into Picky Eaters?

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Healthy Eating- Healthy Kids – Picky Eaters

YES!  Continuous snacking is a big factor why 1 and 3 children in this country are obese  and not as healthy as they used to be. 

A study at Yale showed that high calorie snacking is a major cause of childhood obesity.

In addition, this constant snacking obsession that our society has adopted is  actually TRAINING  our kids to be picky eaters and to NOT eat real, quality food at regular meal times.

As a culture we have gone snack crazy! We are giving our kids way too many low nutrient, high calorie snacks ALL DAY LONG. We give them snacks in between every event and every activity they do. Read More→

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Dec
11

Why Are Young Kids Being Fed White Crackers at Preschool!

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I am disgusted. Why, WHY…… do preschools across the U.S. give white crackers to young growing preschool kids for their morning and afternoon snacks? This completely infuriates me!

Actually the answer is clear and simple. White crackers are CHEAP!

White crackers are cheap in EVERY way including the fact that they offer nothing of value to our kids. They have salt, white flour, no nutritional benefits, they don’t fill kids up, nor do they stabilize blood sugar or help bodies grow.

Are any other parents TOTALLY frustrated with this? Read More→

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Nov
16

HELP! My Child is A Picky Eater Part 2

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Healthy Eating –   Picky Eater Series Part 2

My child is a Picky Eater “Part 2” continues with creative ideas and ways to encourage your children to eat healthy foods and to be more expansive in their eating habits. Be sure to read part 1 of “My Child Is A Picky Eater Part 1″ with topics that include the following:

1. Do you expect your kids to eat the same foods as you?

2. Assume your kids will like to eat “adult food.”

3. Eat as healthy as you would want your kids to eat. Read More→

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Jun
24

If Your Mommy Said That, Would You Eat It?

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Healthy Eating – Healthy Kids – Picky Eaters Part 2

My child is a picky eater part 2 continues with creative ideas and ways to encourage your children to eat healthy, to enjoy good food and to be more expansive in their eating habits. The topic to discuss today, is to be careful what you say in front of your kids in regards to food.

Be sure to read part 1 of “My Child Is A Picky Eater Part 1 ” with topics that include the following:

1. Do you expect your kids to eat the same foods as you?

2. Assume your kids will like to eat “adult food.”

3. Eat as healthy as you would want your kids to eat.

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Jun
03

“Who’s the Boss” With YOUR Kid’s Health?

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1 out of every 3 American kids is overweight.

The problem has become an official “epidemic”, meaning it’s spreading faster than you can say, “Do you want fries with that?”  But whose problem is it? 

Raising children is still mostly a mother’s job, but what are moms supposed to do when the average American kid has become a puppet master…and guess whose strings he’s pulling?

I am a mother of three kids who have become the minority in this country because not one of them is overweight.

My secret? ………… Read More→

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May
06

Help! My Child Is A Picky Eater: Part 1

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Are one of your toddlers and/or kids a picky eater? Have you struggled with how to get your kids to eat healthy foods?

The great news there are some very simple steps you can take to prevent your child from becoming a picky eater, and to change your children’s behavior from being a “picky eater” to enjoying  all types of healthy foods in a short period of time.

There are many things to discuss on this topic, so stay tuned for the full part series on kids and picky eating. The topic of picky eaters will be explored fully to help find solutions to every question that a parent may have on this topic. Read More→

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Apr
20

Healthy Baking Can Help Kids Succeed In School

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Do you believe that feeding your children nutritious, healthy baked foods can actually make them perform BETTER in school?

According to the book “Eating for A’s”  by Alexander Schauss, Barbara Friendlander Meyer and Arnold Meyer, the quality of the food that a child eats can have a direct relationship on the following factors:

-How well they do in school.
-How alert they are.
-If they have health problems or not; both in childhood and later in life.

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Health News-Food Dyes- March 30,2011

Today the Food and Drug Advisory committee is beginning their research on the behavioral affects that food dyes have on kids. This investigation came as a result of  the mounting evidence that food coloring has negative affects on children’s behavior and attention span.

Could it be that sugary processed foods have been solely blamed for kids being hyperactive, when in actuality it is the combination of white sugar and artificial food dyes that are making kids bounce off the walls?
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This is the story of a mom named Sally who bought a very ugly  “health food” cookie for her family. Sally had purchased this healthy cookie at the local health food store and it was called   a…….”Fig, Granola, Nut Seed, Oat Bran, Peanut Crunch with Bran” bar. Read More→

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March 11, 2011-Edmonton Journal-If you are  a parent who works hard to feed your kids healthy foods, than you know the sheer frustration of not having your school co-operate with your plans. A recent article in the Edmonton Journal outlined that schools often times have programs that are completely opposite of what the parents are trying to accomplish regarding healthy eating for their kids.

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