Getting Kids To Eat More Fruits And Vegetables

Getting Kids To Eat More Fruits And Vegetables

It is important for kids to eat their servings of fruits and vegetables. But most of the time, kids would try to avoid them like a plague. There seems to be something in fruits and veggies that most kids don’t want. But because they are essential in a child’s development, parents should try to get […]

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Foods You Should Never Feed Your Kids

When it comes to feeding small kids, parents should always try to keep in mind what type of foods to include in their child’s diet. It is essential that the food that kids eat are not only healthy and nutritious, but they should also be ideal to their age group. Younger kids may not always […]

Why Should Kids Avoid Nitrates and Nitrites in Food?

Why Should Kids Avoid Nitrates and Nitrites in Food?

There are many food items available in the market that try to cater to your children, but if you read the labels you see way too many ingredients you wonder whether they are natural and should you feed it to your kids. Among such ingredients are compounds ending with “nitrate” and “nitrite.” These two chemical […]

Health Risks of Kids Eating Junk Food

Health Risks of Kids Eating Junk Food

If your child eats a lot of junk food, including fast food, you need to monitor how much they eat. Junk foods include cakes, chips, sodas, and many processed foods that lack in nutrition, and loaded with fats, sugars, and empty calories. Here are some of the reasons why children should minimize, even avoid, their […]

Common Foods Made For Kids To Avoid

Common Foods Made For Kids To Avoid

There are various foods in the market today that are especially targeted for kids’ consumption. Some of them are being marketed as being quite healthy for your kids, making them become more appealing for the parents to buy. But then, some of these kid foods may not be so healthy after all, especially if compared from the conventional products that they are made from. Here are some of them.Kid’s YogurtAlthough yogurt is considered as a healthy food even for adults, many parents do not hesitate to…

Eating Healthy at School

Eating Healthy at School

If you want to make sure that your child is getting the proper nutrition he or she needs to grow up strong and healthy, you should know what your child eats at school. To ensure that your child is eating healthy when he or she is not at home, follow these tips:Lunch review – read the school menu with your child and select the healthiest choices. Pack a healthy lunch – if you are not satisfied with the school’s lunch offerings, pack a healthy lunch for your child instead. Pack delicious and healt…

How to Become a Better Health Role-Model

How to Become a Better Health Role-Model

Good nutrition begins at home, and naturally kids look to their parents for guidance. Below are a few tips to help you become a better health model to your kids.Make gradual changesDo not go from chips to carrot sticks and dips, or couch potato to exercise boot camp overnight. It won’t do your family good to make sudden changes. Introduce new changes little by little, and allow each member time to get used to the changes before introducing a new one. For instance, from being a couch potato, you …

Eating Healthy Foods Aids Learning

Eating Healthy Foods Aids Learning

Good nutrition does translate to good learning. Research shows that students who eat breakfast regularly get better standardized test scores, have better behavior, and tend to be less hyperactive.Research also shows that 9 to12-year-old children who have high glycemic index (GI) breakfasts (sugary breakfasts) tend to eat more at lunch, as compared to those who have lower GI breakfasts.The Importance of breakfastAn example of a good breakfast for children would include an egg, a slice of whole gr…

10 Healthy Eating Tips for Parents

10 Healthy Eating Tips for Parents

Provoding a healthy balanced diet for your family can be a daunting task. With all the different dietary guides and food fads, choosing a diet for your children can leave a parent lost and confounded.Fear not, though, for here are the essential basic guidelines to helping you get your kids get the best nutrition.10 rules to live by:Parents control the supply lines. Firmly stay in charge when deciding what foods to stock up on. Once in a while though, to keep them from feeling deprived, you may t…

Developing Healthy Eating Habits In Kids

Developing Healthy Eating Habits In Kids

Kids prefer what tastes and looks good for them. This is why it is difficult to make healthy food choices appealing to kids. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure that your child’s diet is nutritious and wholesome, while still allowing for some of their favorite treats.Be a role modelKids’ impulse to copy other people especially grownups is so strong. Start your child on the right dietary path by being a role model. When your child asks for a bite of what you’re eating, your plate is filled with…