How can you get kids excited about healthy eating? How can you encourage them to eat healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables? The answer is: MAKE IT FUN! The first sensory contact we have with our meals is through the eyes. “It looks good!” or “It looks disgusting!” We make a first judgment…Read more Make it FUN!
Remember the last post, Hidden sugars, part 1, where we talked about how some of our favorite drinks, like milk, may have more sugar in them than what we naturally think. This time we're going to talk about two other drinks: sports drinks and juice! Now for those performance-enhancing sports drinks- One orange Gatorade has…Read more Hidden sugars, part 2
Walk into any grocery store and you will find a myriad of food products claiming to be “healthy”, “all natural”, “low-fat”, and “diet-friendly”, among others. Unfortunately, many of these claims are misleading – for example, a product that’s labeled low in fat is likely to be high in sugar so that it’s still palatable to…Read more Hidden sugars, part 1
Sodium adds a delicious, though not very nutritious, element to our meals- often without us even realizing it! We need sodium to help our cells function, but most people eat way over the amount that their body needs! If you’re eating more than about a teaspoon a day, chances are you have too much sodium…Read more Strike out the sodium
Here are some healthy alternative ways to cook. Check out each video for "how-to" steps: Steaming: The healthiest cooking technique around is streaming. It's also very quick and easy. The short cooking time helps preserve nutrients as well. How to steam: http://youtu.be/Vmqfl3mxfK0 Grilling: This technique add calorie-free flavor to meats, vegetables and even fruits. The high…Read more Steaming, grilling & baking: Alternative Ways to Cook
There are tons of great ways to get your child excited about fruits and vegetables—and this is one of the silliest! Here's what you'll need: Popsicle sticks A printed picture of a banana, tangerine slice, and any other fruit or vegetable you’d like Construction paper Glue Camera Once you have assembled your materials with your child,…Read more It’s time for a PHOTOSHOOT!