What to do you when you get a late night stomach rumble? It’s a common question I get. As are the follow-up questions about digestion, sleep, weight gain and metabolism. Let’s break it down into the best midnight snacks for you
Of all of the professional and personal titles I have had, there is no doubt that the one I’m proudest of is “Mom.” Any mom knows that it is the biggest job there is…I liken it to the greatest endurance event of my life. I adore my children deeply, and as they grow I find myself both enjoying their increasing independence and wishing their little personalities could remain young, sweet and innocent forever.
The kitchen is one of my children’s favorite places to be. The older they get, now 4 and 7, the more involved they want to be…and the greater help they actually are. We often let the process start with them looking online or flipping through magazines or other recipes I bring home. Once they have their recipe chosen, the cooking begins! These are a few of their favorite jobs that always offer me great teachable moments.
Kids and snacks. It’s inevitable that children may or not eat “enough” at their meals, but they will almost always be up for a snack. No matter the length of a car ride or errands, kids will ask if you packed a snack, so we parents need to have them on hand. No doubt the food industry knows this–the supermarket is, after all, full of packaged snacks that appear to have our job done for us, but do they? Here are a few guidelines to help you give your kids the best nutrition with every snack.
Welcome to our new quarterly feature…nutrition news roundup! Look for this quarterly series that will highlight the stories that have the nutrition world buzzing.
March brings with it many things. There is the excitement of spring, festive holidays and of course, National Nutrition Month. The goal of National Nutrition Month, which is to take pause and think about the connection between nutrition, our health and wellness, is very much aligned with the renewal that comes this time of year. The 2013 theme, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”, provides an ideal message for parents to share with their children and help guide them toward making healthier food choices. Here are 15 ways parents can present good nutrition and fun foods to their children.
The theme of National Nutrition Month 2013 is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”. I can’t think of a more perfect theme to remind people of what it takes to be successful at meeting nutrition goals. This theme reminds us that no matter who you are, young or old or whatever your whole health picture includes, if you don’t establish what makes eating well work for you then you are unlikely to be able to “eat right” for the long run.