Do you know a typical American only consumes 1-1/2 servings of vegetables and no fruit on an average day?
Are you surprised that America is the fattest nation on the planet?
Americans spend 90% of their money on processed foods
The % of overweight children has more than doubled since 1980
The % of overweight adolescents has more than tripled since 1980
Overweight young people are more likely to become overweight or obese adults
Juvenile delinquents are usually hypoglycemic
Putting them on a good diet keeps them out of trouble
Good nutrition makes children calmer and more co-operative, which makes parenting easier
Kids who eat a breakfast with good fats and proteins perform better in school than kids who start the day with high carbohydrate breakfast cereals
Adding fat (butter, cream, olive oil, flax seed oil) to whole grain breakfast cereals helps to balance blood sugar. Kids need fat for their brain and nervous system health and cell membranes. Fat is also necessary for some hormones and immune functions, reducing sugar cravings
Cut up fruits and vegetables to encourage children (and adults) to eat them
dips and sauces to make vegetables more appealing
Serve vegetables and fruits as after school or pre-meal snacks.
They are important for:
Vitamins and Minerals
It’s never too late to start taking care of your children’s health by giving them the proper nutrition for their body and mind.
Posted October 18, 2010