December Nutrition Tip - Week 2: Tips for Healthy Kiddos!
With SO many choices on the market it's really hard to know what's healthy and what ain't, especially with all the deceiving marketing terms like low fat, sugar free & diet. We all want to make the best choices for our kids so they don't HAVE to struggle with food for a lifetime. Check out these 3 tips to get you on the right track and check out our Nutrition blog for more tips!
1. Balance Your Plate by incorporating a healthy source of carbs, protein and fat with every meal and snack.
2. Portion Control: aim to have ½ plate of veggies, ¼ starch and ¼ lean protein.
3. Cut out the sugary drinks and sacks: juice and “kids” snacks are loaded with sugar causing energy levels to go high then low. The average juice contains 8+ teaspoons of sugar! Stick with water, low fat milk or almond milk and a piece of fruit on the side.
If you find yourself constantly confused about what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat, check out our Nutrition Coaching Program, created by our Registered Dietician. We love helping people with nutrition and we'd love to help you! Click HERE for more about our Nutrition Coaching Program.