Kids Nutrition in the News and Family Recipes!

Kids Nutrition in the News!

Finding Food Allergy Allies

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.

5 so-called health foods you should avoid

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.

Study: Kids get more added sugar from foods than drinks

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.

Over the Counter: Breastfeeding Your Newborn

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.

Kids not exercising? Here’s how to get them moving

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.

Yoga for babies: Is it safe?

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?

Wii games don’t mean kids exercise more: studyWii Fit Release

“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!

Letting Kids Explore in the Kitchen

Get your kids in the kitchen to explore and cook. Pancake Tacos? Check them out!

Whole-Grain Pancakes With Caramelized Bananaspancakes

Yum! Click the picture for the recipe!

Arugula Salad with Penne, Garbanzo Beans and Sun Dried Tomatoes

This one might be a good one for the parents, when the kids give you the night off :)

Tomato & Spinach Dinner StrataTomato & Spinach Dinner Strata Recipe

Whole Grain Bread, cheese, eggs, marinara sauce, veggies. Yum!

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