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Did you know that March is ‘National Nutrition Month’? The focus is on the importance of making informed food choices and creating sound eating and physical activity practices.
According to EatRight.org we can help our children by teaching them to eat right with color.
“Quality nutrition requires a total diet approach that goes beyond calorie counting alone, to focus on including those nutrients critical for a child’s healthy growth and development,” Brown says. “This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is a great reminder for parents to focus on that total diet approach by including a variety of foods and colors in every meal, every day.”
Brown offers the following guidance for helping your kids “Eat Right with Color”:
- Give kids whole-grain cereals for breakfast, kid-friendly “white” whole-wheat bread for sandwiches, crunchy whole-grain crackers for snacks and whole-grain pastas for dinner.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables at every meal. At breakfast, enjoy fresh or frozen berries on cereal, slices of melon or a glass of 100 percent orange juice; at lunch, serve baby carrots or sliced apples; for dinner, put brightly colored vegetables at the center of every plate.
- Most young people in America are not getting enough calcium or potassium. Fortunately, it’s easy to consume the three daily dairy servings children and teens need. Try an 8-ounce glass of low-fat milk with breakfast, lunch and dinner; yogurt parfaits for breakfast or an after-school snack; or string cheese for an on-the-go energy snack.
- Getting enough protein at every meal and snack helps kids feel satisfied after eating. Start their day with egg or bean burritos. For snacks, provide peanut butter or sliced deli meat.
Designed around a SHOP, COOK and EAT theme, the Kids Eat Right website provides parents with practical tips, articles, videos and recipes from registered dietitians to help families shop smart, cook healthy and eat right.
GNC is here to help us get and keep our children healthy!
Some of the (many) children’s products that caught my eye were:
It’s nice to know that GNC is here to help keep even our picky eaters healthy and on the right track.
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