As complicated as the new food pyramid might seem (food pyramid site info), adhering to the guidelines is not rocket science. With a little planning and a smidgen of self-discipline, you can teach your children a systematic approach to eating healthy Continue reading Teach your children the new food pyramid guidelines and incorporate these guidelines into your dietary planning.
So what’s the skinny on fat? Many misconceptions about fat are perpetuated by fad-dieting, as well as a frenzy of information about the risks and benefits of high-fat diets. What is clear is that a prudent diet for children includes Continue reading Not all fat is bad.
Giving your child a combination of protein sources is the optimal way to raise a healthy eater. Your children need to consume 10% to 15% of their daily calories from protein sources to ensure adequate growth and tissue repair, but Continue reading Incorporate nonmeat sources of protein into your child’s diet.
Despite the popularity of recent high-protein diets that vilify dietary carbohydrates, carbohydrates are the foundation of a sustainable, healthy diet for you and your kids. Although it is true that excessive carbohydrates are converted to fat, the same can be Continue reading Carbohydrates should be the foundation of your children’s healthy diets.
Nutrition is what we put in our mouths and the mouths of our children. Everything you and your child eat can be broken down into a few groups: things you get energy from, things your body uses to form tissues Continue reading Understanding Nutrition
Dealing with an overweight child can be a very delicate situation. We do not want to damage their self esteem by telling them they are fat or lazy, yet at the same time they must be conscious that they have Continue reading Five Tips for Your Kids: Healthy Eater Kid