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Many school districts, such as the Laguna Beach Unified School District in Southern California are backing out of their commitment to the Let’s Move initiative to battle childhood obesity by eliminating unhealthy choices in school lunches. Even though your school may mean well, it is better to pack your child’s lunch with low-fat ingredients instead…Read the Rest of Article
What is a good snack? A snack, by definition, is a small meal in between heavier meals. In order for it to be a good snack, it must pass the Quality/Quantity/Timing test. Quality - Natural ingredients, no preservatives or sugar added Quantity - Small amount Timing - Only once per day For children and even adults, the best time…Read the Rest of Article
Whether you’ve spent hours making batches of cupcakes, or you’re a witness to those extreme sugar rushes (and crashes) when your child gets home from school, we all know about the poor quality of food being served to children during class parties. So why hasn’t anything been done about it? The only way to see…Read the Rest of Article
Families today are busier than ever before, which means that parents have some tough decisions to make about where to invest their time. Providing children with a healthy lunch is a wise investment. Nutrition powers children’s learning.
School lunches must be made healthier. The Let’s Move! campaign has invited chefs around the country to work with their local schools to come up with delicious, healthful ways to feed their children, and ways to get children excited about eating better.
The childhood obesity epidemic in the United States does not have a single cause. Rather, there are a variety of factors that contribute to the increasing number of overweight or obese children. But one place we can surely point the finger of blame is toward the number of sugary drinks children consume.
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