Thursday, April 18, 2013
We are all trying to find ways to make ourselves look and feel better. There is an infinite amount of information about different foods, supplements and programs available everywhere we turn.
But, what about the kids? It is a common misconception that kids can eat whatever they want because they are young and they will burn it off.
Have you ever heard certain foods being referred to as "kid food"? I have heard that a lot. It is generally referring to sugary cereals, processed cheese's and spongy nuggets.
The truth is, the foods our kids eat should be healthier than ours. Their brains, bones and muscles are forming right now and this is the only body they will ever have. Our kid will have to live with the choices we make for them, forever.
Children's brains need healthy fats to develop properly and their bodies need protein and nutrients to form a strong foundation for the rest of their lives. Studies have shown that when we give them foods that are loaded with artificial ingredients and simple carbohydrates they have a dramatically harder time concentrating, retaining information and being calm.
Let's come together to set the next generation up for success and optimal health, they are counting on us!
For more information and some meal ideas, check out Nutrition:Healthy Kids
Please leave any tips or suggestions you have for how to get our kids healthier food. It can be tricky sometimes so I would love to hear any ideas you may have!