Healthy Family Nutrition
Cooking With Your Children
(Caring for Your School-Age Child: Ages 5 to 12 - Copyright © 2004 American Academy of Pediatrics)
One of the best ways to familiarize your child with good food choices is to encourage her to cook with you. Let her get involved in the entire process, from planning the menus to shopping for ingredients to the actual food preparation and its serving.
When you are planning meals with her, refer to the Food Pyramid, and try to include items from the important food groups. Explain the importance of making low-fat choices whenever possible, choosing chicken and fish rather than red meat in most cases, or choosing low-fat cheeses over higher-fat varieties. Read article ...
Eat a Fruit and Vegetable Rainbow
Eat your fruits and veggies! You have heard it over and over. Fruits and vegetables are super healthy foods because they contain fiber, which helps you feel full, and vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals, which improves the health of your body. Antioxidants and phytochemicals help your body fight off disease. You need about 1½ to 2½ cups of fruits and 1½ to 2½ cups of vegetables each day depending on your age and activity level. But you don't need to eat your fruits and vegetables all at once. Read article ...
25 Healthy Snacks for Kids
(American Dietetic Association)
When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks. Read article ...
Planning healthy meals is easy. Just follow these simple tips.
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