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Health Information For Parents
It’s no surprise that parents might need some help understanding what it means to eat healthy. From the MyPlate food guide to the latest food fad, it can be awfully confusing.
The good news is that you don’t need a degree in nutrition to raise healthy kids. Following some basic guidelines can help you encourage your kids to eat right and maintain a healthy weight.
Here are 10 key rules to live by:
Waistlines have been expanding over the last few decades. Part of the problem is what we eat, but another is quantity. Are our plates simply piled too high?
If the right foods are offered at the right times, snacks can play an important role in managing kids’ hunger and boosting nutrition.
Some toddlers may seem too busy exploring to slow down and eat. Others may be fickle about food or refuse to eat at mealtime. That’s where healthy, well-timed snacks come in.
During the preschool years, kids are more willing to cooperate. So it’s a great time to teach them about healthy food choices in new and exciting ways.
Let’s step into the garden for some ideas on what you can pack for lunch. PB&J is great, but not every day!
You don’t need to be a dietitian to figure out how to make healthy food choices. Before grabbing a shopping cart and heading for the aisles, read this article to make grocery shopping a snap.
Want to eat healthier? It’s easy when you learn the difference between Go, Slow, and Whoa foods!
Find out how to make healthy food choices for your family by reading food labels.
While growth slows somewhat during the toddler years, it’s a new era where kids will eat and drink more independently.
What you put in the grocery cart can affect your child’s health and attitude toward nutritious food.
You know the importance of exercising and eating nutritious foods, but do you know how to raise a healthy and active child? Get practical advice and tips.
Carbs are the body’s most important and readily available source of energy. The key is to eat healthy ones, like whole grains, and avoid foods with added sugar.
You may know that you should eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Here are some tips on making that happen.
Look at any packaged food and you’ll see the food label. This nutrition facts label gives the lowdown on everything from calories to cholesterol. Read more about food labels.
Packing school lunches are a chance to steer kids toward good nutrition. Here are ideas for some fun and easy lunchbox options.
Good nutrition and a balanced diet help kids grow up healthy. Here’s how to improve nutrition and encourage smart eating habits.
You’ve probably heard about calories. Are they good or bad for you? Find out in this article for kids.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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