Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Nutrition and Kids

The other day I blogged about the importance of keeping your kids active during the summer holidays to prevent weight gain. Another aspect of keeping your kids fit and healthy is feeding them nutritious foods that are low in fat and low in sugar and as close to nature as possible. Choose high fibre whole grain breads, cereals and pastas as opposed to refined products and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Because your kids are home a lot more it is a good idea to keep lots of nutritious snacks on hand such as cut up veggies and a healthy dip or yogurt and fruit.

By keeping your kids active and trying to make as many nutritious meals as possible you are ensuring the health of your children. You don't have to totally restrict your kids from ever having cakes, cookies, candies or chips, but teach your kids about portion size so they can still have a treat once in awhile without it jeopardizing their health too much.

Happy Parenting


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