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Help Prevent Childhood Obesity by Keeping These 5 Foods Out of Your House

 

The ability to make smart food choices at a young age is greatly influenced by the kind of food kids see at home. As parents, it is our responsibility to create a nutritional environment which promotes healthy eating habits.  It is extremely important to ensure the food the child is eating is of high nutritional quality. We need to avoid foods with “empty calories” which means they are high in calories from fat and sugar, but low in nutritional benefits. Continue reading “Help Prevent Childhood Obesity by Keeping These 5 Foods Out of Your House”

Why You Should Reward Your Kids When Teaching Them New Skills

 

Many parents wonder if they should reward their child after they complete a task or chore.  They think, “When I do chores, nobody rewards me.” They claim, “Hey, our lives are built around responsibilities, and nobody rewards us for maintaining them.” Let’s step aside for a moment and see if there really are no rewards for the tasks and chores you perform as an adult. Continue reading “Why You Should Reward Your Kids When Teaching Them New Skills”

Back to School – Best Foods to Pack for Your Child’s Lunch

 

The importance of a healthy lunch

How many of you dread school day mornings because you are asking yourself, “What should I put in my child’s lunch box?”  School day mornings are already challenging enough without having to worry about this question!  I always try to come up with the most nutritious and tasty combinations to pack in my children’s lunch boxes. I hope that they will eat their lunches and that I won’t find them languishing in the bottom of their backpacks at the end of the day. Continue reading “Back to School – Best Foods to Pack for Your Child’s Lunch”

10 Tasty and Healthy Breakfasts for Your Child

 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for the whole family

For our kids, it is even more crucial because it facilitates growth and development that occurs at night as they sleep, and it helps them start their day with high energy and a good mood. Creating a balanced, healthy, and tasty breakfast for your child can be a challenge. It is important to understand what essential components are needed to provide a balanced, healthy breakfast. Continue reading “10 Tasty and Healthy Breakfasts for Your Child”

Start the day off right for your kids with a healthy breakfast!

 

Helping your kids create good habits

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! So, why is it so difficult to convince our children to eat in the morning? How can we help them build healthy eating habits for the morning? Studies have shown that eating breakfast can help kids feel more energetic and perform better in school. Continue reading “Start the day off right for your kids with a healthy breakfast!”

How to introduce new (healthy) foods to your child?

 

Many children have an initial negative reaction to trying new food. For some children, it is a process in which they need to feel safe before they are willing to taste a small bit. For others, being faced with new foods could mean WAR! These children will not try any kind of unfamiliar new food and may even vomit if they are forced to taste a new food. Continue reading “How to introduce new (healthy) foods to your child?”

How to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables

 

Fruits and vegetables are very important food groups in our daily diet. They contain essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Although we all agree that fruits and vegetables are supposed to be an essential part of our children’s diet, many parents are still struggling with the question, “How to get my child to eat more of them?” Continue reading “How to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables”

Childhood Obesity: Five top tips on how to help your child lose weight


In this article, I’ll try to provide parents a perspective on how to help your child build healthy eating habits by giving them the right support.

 

Childhood obesity is one of the most concerning health issues currently facing our society. The problem has been deepening over the years, and although the American public is increasingly aware of the magnitude of the problem, there are still no real solutions for it. Continue reading “Childhood Obesity: Five top tips on how to help your child lose weight”