Posts Tagged ‘healthy eating’

Passion for health and good diet while finding balance and moderation in life is what came out of a wonderful chat with Diane Weber of AthleticFoodie.com today.

Diane is the Mother of Olympic Gold Medalist Garrett Weber-Gale. She also makes up a third of AhtleticFoodie.com which she runs along with her husband and son, Garrett.

Healthy eating and creating balance was always a focus in the Weber-Gale home but after learning he had high blood pressure at 19 Garrett took a closer look at his health and his performance. His parents gifted him some cooking lessons and he found joy in the instant gratification of making his own food and being able to experience it right away. This was an inspiration to a guy who was used to looking at long term goals. Find out more about Garret and how he helps others eat healthier on his site.

Hear the interview with Diane and learn more about how she started getting fit after 50. Follow her on Twitter and check her great blog posts too!

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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