Archive for December, 2012

Adult serving size verses Child serving size

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 03:12 PM

The “serving size” I learned years ago came from watching grandmothers, mothers and friends’ mothers dish out plates of food for dinners over the years.

(All are ONE SERVING illustrations for an adult. ONE SERVING for a child would be ½ of the adult portion.)

Breads: 1 slice bread, 1 small roll

Fats: 1 teaspoon butter, margarine or oil; or 2 tsp. cream; or 2 tsp. mayonnaise; or 1 Tbsp. whipped cream

Starchy Vegetables: 1/2 cup (e.g. peas, corn, turnip) or 1 small potato

Leafy or lighter vegetables: 1 cup (e.g. lettuce, broccoli, eggplant, etc.)

Fruit: 1 apple, orange, pear, peach, nectarine, tangerine, etc.

or 1/2 grapefruit, 1/2 banana

or 2 apricots, 2 small plums, 2 kiwi

or 10 cherries, 10 grapes

or 1/2 cup berries Read More

Yes, it’s true!!!!

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), put out new recommendations for cholesterol screening and treatment in children. The revised recommendations include universal screening for all children between the ages of 9 to 11. The reason that this age range has been chosen is that cholesterol drops during puberty but then increases again as adolescents approach adulthood.
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Kid’s and DHA: Sources of Omega 3

Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 03:12 PM

The Ultimate Omega-3 Diet, by Evelyn Tribole, MS,RD.  States that DHA is needed for brain development the same way calcium is required for bone growth. She says that each brain cell requires DHA for proper development. When DHA isn’t present in adequate quantities during rapid brain growth (early childhood), emotional and intellectual development can be affected.
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Have a Game Plan

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 03:12 PM

Taste and pleasure is simply part of our hard wiring, so why try to override it? Eventually, learning to enjoy the foods you love in the right portions best prepares you and your family for any social situation. www.webmd

To manage your child’s weight and health to the best of your ability, know what they are going to eat ahead of time and choose their snacks, make meal choices, and plan times that they will eat. Taking a few minutes to plan meals for the week can maximize each trip to the grocery store and give you more direction. Making a comprehensive list can help limit shopping trips and save you money.
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