Maybe your teen has “graduated” from the kids’ table to the adult table at holiday mealtime, but that doesn’t mean his tastebuds have matured much. Teens are just as tempted by holiday treats as young children, but there is a big difference with older kids—they frequently have the means to obtain what they want (many have money of their own) when they want it (lots of teens can drive to go get what they want). How do you help your teen enjoy the holidays without throwing healthful eating out the window? Here are a few ways to help, just in time for the holiday rush!
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From office parties to traditional family celebrations, starting in November, tables become laden with holiday specialties and treats that people with diabetes may typically try to minimize or avoid. November is also American Diabetes Month, and it’s no accident that November 14th, World Diabetes Day, is the birthday of Canadian doctor Sir Frederick Banting, one of the men who discovered insulin. It’s a day to increase awareness of diabetes as a serious disease that strikes one person every 17 seconds here in the U.S., and impacts the nearly 26 million Americans with diagnosed diabetes.
Are you one of those parents who sneaks pureed carrots into your kid’s cookies, or cauliflower into the mashed potatoes? Such “stealth health” techniques have been touted in celebrity cookbooks and all over the internet. Is this something that you feel compelled to try? Does it work? Is it a good idea?
Child Health Day is October 7th, and while of course we should be concerned with the health of our children all year round, it’s nice to have a special day to focus on things that we can do to help improve the well-being of our nation’s little ones. One initiative that presents lots of ideas for promoting healthy lifestyles for children is called 54321Go! Here’s a little information on this popular, nation-wide program.
The kids are headed back to the classrooms and for gluten-free eaters—especially those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity—the first day excitement can be mixed with some trepidation about eating at school. Here are a few ways to help ease everyone back into the routine safely.
Whether you’re a landlubber or have had your sea legs all your life, you’ve no doubt heard the recommendation to eat seafood twice a week. In fact, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans specify a goal of 8 or more ounces of seafood per week (less for children)—ideally from a variety of species. Why the… Read more »
A uniform standard for the increasingly common food labeling term “gluten-free” was announced last week by the Food and Drug Administration. Here’s what you need to know if you follow a gluten-free lifestyle.