Most people concerned about too much sodium in the diet probably think it poses a risk only to grown ups. Investigators from the Center for Science in the Public Interest recently toured the supermarket and found a very salty minefield parents must navigate on behalf of their children.
What can you do if your kid is the one who only eats white foods or only likes pasta or refuses to try anything new? Decide to go on a culinary adventure together. Begin by working with your kids, not against them.
Having access to ample nutritious food is critical to a child's healthy development -- especially as it relates to their physical health, cognition, academic performance, and emotional and social well-being.
Get your family inspired by the fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season at your local farmers markets. If you don't have a farmer's market near your home, try to find a CSA and get weekly produce delivered for your meals.
Today, I often get questions from parents regarding the healthiest foods to give their children. More often than not, they don't like my answers. Do you ever wonder about how the foods you're giving your child today may affect him or her tomorrow? Here are five to steer clear of.
Broaden the selection and give options, because really you never know what they might want to try and might like to eat. Would you think a one-year old would like spicy food, or salad if they won't eat broccoli?
The Compartmentalizer -- Modus operandi: Will not even sit down at the table if the potatoes are touching the broccoli. Last question before bed: "Dad, is the DustBuster charging?" Thing that keeps him up at night: Sauce.