Allergies are becoming more and more common. So much so that school districts and state legislatures are taking action. Even with these new rules, it’s a good idea to send your child to school (and everywhere) with epinephrine if he or she is allergic to certain foods. http://on.wsj.com/w399xG
Read the nutrition label. Don’t be fooled by claims like “Multigrain” and “Natural”. For example, reduced-fat peanut butter has more sugar than regular peanut butter and lacks the benefits of healthy fat. This article talks about how enhanced water, energy bar, multigrain food, and non-fried chip products fool customers into thinking they are buying the healthier option.
Do you know how much sugar your kids are eating? Don’t forget that sugar is found in tons of foods that we don’t even think need sugar, like pasta sauce.
A great overview of breast feeding. Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages breastfeeding until at least 12 months; longer if both the mother and baby are willing.
Some ideas to provide your kids with the opportunity to move. Remember to follow Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility in Activity. Parents provide the structure, safety, and opportunity to move. Children are responsible for the how, how much, and whether they move.
Have you done baby yoga? I observed a class at Nightingale Music School in Bird Rock. Super Cute! Here is what the experts are saying about it…What do you think?
“Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas found that children who were given so-called active video games to play on a Nintendo Wii didn’t end up logging any more moderate or vigorous physical activity than those given games they could play sitting on the couch.”
Recipes for the Family!
Get your kids in the kitchen to explore and cook. Pancake Tacos? Check them out!
Yum! Click the picture for the recipe!
This one might be a good one for the parents, when the kids give you the night off :)
Whole Grain Bread, cheese, eggs, marinara sauce, veggies. Yum!