|Home > Expert Blogs > Real Moms Love To Eat|
AboutBeth Aldrich is the author of the upcoming book, Real Moms Love to Eat (Penguin NAL, January, 2012), a Health & Green Living Media Expert, writer and public speaker. She publishes www.RealMomsLoveToEat.com, hosts the radio show Real Moms Love to Eat with Beth Aldrich. Her favorite treat is chocolate cream pie! Find out more and view her sizzle reel at www.BethAldrich.com.
» Meet Beth Aldrich
» Save Author as Favorite
» See all bethaldrich's Posts
Recent Posts» State of the Artichoke
» Here's Why Leafy Greens Are So Great!
» Nuts About Pistachios
» 10 Fit Tips for the Holidays
Archive» January 2009
» December 2008
» November 2008
» October 2008
» September 2008
» August 2008
Back to school time means a getting back on track in many ways. The lazy days of summer can sometimes lead to lax eating habits and sleep schedules. Now is the time for parents and children to discuss healthy eating habits and nutrition.
Good nutrition is important for learning; research has shown that children who regularly ate breakfast had better standardized test scores, better behavior, and were less hyperactive than children who skipped breakfast. When children eat high sugar breakfasts, they tend to eat more at lunch simply because they get a sugar spike mid morning and then a sugar "fall" a couple of hours later, which leaves them famished by lunchtime. This can lead to overeating and making unhealthy food choices to "feed" their hunger.
For children, it's not really about counting calories or fat. Instead, parents should teach them about portion control and making healthy choices. Make it fun and realistic, knowing that there is always room for some foods that aren't "perfect". Teach children to eat approximately every 3 hours or so, enabling their bodies to stay in balance.
One way to get more nutrition into your child's lunchbox or after school snack is to get the child involved in the decision-making and meal planning process. Ask your child what they would like to eat and then include those choices in their school lunches and at mealtimes. You'll ... Continue
Hot Topicsdiet, weight loss, fitness, motivation, abs, restaurants, health, calories, stress, challenge, gyms, support, goals, points, exercise, metabolism, food, recipe
Most Popular Searches
Most Popular Blogs» Longer, Leaner Thighs: 5 Best Exercises
» We Announce The Challenge WINNER!
» Best Vitamins Dieters Not Getting
» The Dangerous Escape Food Provides
» Janel Hits The Farmers Market
Highest Rated Blogs» Listen Up: My Favorite Workout Songs
» Are You Portion Savvy?
» 4 Keys to Being Unstoppable
» The Top 10 Workout Songs for March 2015
» Buying & Preparing Lamb: The Basics