Childhood is the time when kids establish eating patterns that can last a lifetime. Teach your children how to make informed nutritious food choices with these suggestions from Jennie McCary, MS, RD, LD, community nutritionist for the Albuquerque Public Schools and chair of the New Mexico Action for Healthy Kids.
Kids Need 5 A Day
Eating fish on a regular basis can substantially lower levels of inflammation associated with heart disease risk, according to a study that appeared in the July 5 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
The study also found that even small, lean varieties of fish can have a health benefit. This is significant because previous studies have found ...
Did you know that carrots come in a rainbow of colors beyond the lowly orange commonly seen in grocery stores? In fact, up until the Middle Ages, carrots were available only in red, black, yellow, white and purple! First introduced by the Dutch, the orange variety was recently retooled when scientists created a new powerhouse packed with orange pigments that delivers 75% more beta caroten...
Looking for an alternative to those endless tuna casseroles? Try this cheese and spinach Italian staple that features uncooked pasta and low-fat dairy products, reducing both the prep time and the calories. To round out the meal, serve with a colorful green salad and some crusty whole-wheat bread.
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
In a brilliant bit of marketing, produce manufacturers are now offering a veritable cornucopia of healthy convenience products for today’s busy kids (and even busier parents). At a recent trade show in Chicago, several companies unveiled their new “fun” packs filled with freshly sliced fruits and veggies and carefully designed to appeal to children.
By Natalie Digate Muth, MPH, RD
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HYDRATION STORY
Should you drink as much as you can tolerate when exercising? Or is this time-honored advice all wet?
YPERCONSCIOUS OF THE DETRIMENTAL health and performance effects of dehydration, health and fitness experts have long warned recreational exercise enthusiasts and athletes alike to hydrate contin...