School-aged Child Nutrition
Everyone knows you need to eat your vegetables. Lettuce is a great one but there are many different varieties of lettuce, each offering different nutritional value. Check out Kids Best Nutrition to see which leafy greens offer the most nutrition for your family.
Make sure you know how to store herbs — fresh from your garden. Once the growing season is complete, you can harvest the final crop and store for the winter months. Usually in August or September in most areas the herb plants will be at their peak. You’ll want to save some of your harvest […]
Getting kids to eat their vegetables is as easy as growing them in your own back yard. When children tend a garden and help harvest the produce, they’re more likely to eat the vegetables they grew. So getting kids to eat their vegetables is as easy as a few plants, some dirt, and water. Most […]
What do you do when your kids throw tantrums, fuss at the table, or resist the healthy changes you’re making? Do you feel like you’re always yelling, raising your voice, or threatening consequences? Are you frustrated with your kids’ behavior? Do you and your parenting partner have different ideas for handling situations? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Positive Parenting Solutions can help you.
Fats in our food — it easy to get lost. Fats, oils, lard, good fats, bad fats, LDL, HDL, cholesterol, adipose, triglycerides, lipids…..The list goes on & on for words that mean fats in foods. It can be confusing when looking at labels and trying to interpret advice from your healthcare provider about blood work […]
Fast food and obesity are linked together. Fast food type meals are full of fat-laden and empty calories and typically offer very little, if any, nutritional benefits. Portion sizes at all restaurants are too large and many times ONE meal is equal to the calories, fat grams, and sodium requirements for the WHOLE DAY! Consuming […]
A cold or the flu? Natural remedies can help your child’s body recover from and tolerate the symptoms of a cold or the flu. Because of the recent concerns about side effects from over the counter cold and cough medications for children, a lot of emphasis is now on natural remedies for kids when they […]
Salt in food — Salt, sodium, sodium chloride, soda (referring to sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda), sodium nitrate, sodium citrate, monosodium glutamate [MSG] and sodium benzoate — these words are used interchangeably on nutrition labels to mean salt. Once you start looking for these words on food labels, you’ll begin to see why […]
What causes constipation? The answer to that question can be a long list! Constipation in kids can be caused by a number of different things. Sometimes the foods our children eat causes constipation, sometimes it’s the type of foods or drinks they don’t take in, sometimes it’s inactivity, rarely is the cause a medical problem. Constipation is defined […]
Nutrition requirements — everywhere you look there’s different information and recommendations. Figuring out nutrition for your kids can be a frustrating experience. We’re bombarded by marketing that says a snack is “healthy”, a drink of this can be the same nutrients as a plate of vegetables, and “low-fat” this and “no-calorie” that options are available everywhere. We think we’re doing […]