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Posts Tagged ‘eat’

Breakfast: Fuel for the Day

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

What did your child have for breakfast this morning? Study after study reiterates the importance of breakfast to provide your child’s body and brain the fuel they need to face their day.

A healthy breakfast does not necessarily have to be difficult to make or even conventional. Some kids would prefer a peanut butter sandwich or left over hamburger over eggs. But all of these provide protein to stay with your child for the day. Try to provide fruit and dairy also, and that may be easily done with a fruit smoothie that may be made with either fresh or frozen fruit, and you can even drink this on the go. (more…)

Healthy Snacking

Monday, September 15th, 2008

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Snacking is important for children and adolescents to meet their energy and nutritional needs for growth and development. But snacking the wrong way can undermine the quality of a child’s diet and lead to weight problems.

“Snacking is very important. It gives their growing bodies the added fuel they need in between meals. Snacks contribute to 20% of the daily energy intake in children and adolescents,” says The Kid’s Doctor, pediatrician Dr. Sue Hubbard. (more…)

Importance of Breakfast

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

When your child was an infant, you were diligent about feeding them on schedule. So, why do so many parents let their children skip breakfast before heading out to school? A new study shows that 12 to 35 percent of adolescents skip breakfast and that number increases with age. (more…)