What are your kids eating?

Posted: June 24, 2010 in Diet, Weightloss
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Are you struggling getting your kids on board with healthy eating? Listen to Get Fit Portland Episode 8 and hear Pediatric Dietician, Kirti Raol of Providence Hospital talk about what’s up with kids diets these days.

1. Kids over the age of 2 should eat like adults, (ie no special dinner but have what the family is eating)
2. Calcium is important. 3 servings a day
3. 6-8 cups of water per day more if exercising or participating in sports (this bumps up relative to size)
4. Bring kids to the grocery store. Teach them to shop the perimeter, sticking to whole foods, let them pick ones they like.
5. Limit processed foods, especially those void of nutritional value. Explain that they will not grow or function well on these foods.

If your child is under or over the suggested weight for their height or age seek out a nutritionist or pediatric dietician. Having health issues explained by a professional may be easier for kids to believe plus they will see that you really care about their health.

For more information check out www.eatright.org
To learn more about Kirti Raol or other who can help here in Portland click here

So, if its time to go grocery shopping, take the kids with you. Don’t forget to start by cleaning out the pantry at your home first. Your kids know what shouldn’t be there, let them show you and get rid of what doesn’t belong. One great idea, donate unwanted packaged foods to a shelter or food bank.

Have questions? comment here or email us at gftpdx@gmail.com

Eleni K

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