Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Choice Is Yours........ Part 3
What about the children? As you know by now, I carry a bull horn about childhood obesity and the responsibility that begins and ends with the parent. Yes I said it and I will not apologize for saying it even if I decide to run for President. Childhood obesity has become such a problem that children are now diagnosed with diseases that were once considered for adults (almost seniors). This is a serious matter that requires urgent intervention.
Thankfully, all is not lost. If you or someone you know has a child who is overweight, there is something that can be done. All you have to do is take charge, make the necessary changes as your child's health and wellness depends on you.
Dr. Sherri Sandifer of Texas Children's Hospital shares some healthy tips in packing food for your child/children. Then there is the issue on heart healthy children. Did you know that heart diseases begins during childhood? Well, you need to take a gander.
Finally, remember when Jessica Seinfeld came out with a cookbook filled with ways to feed your children nutritious meals without them knowing? Ms. Seinfeld discusses her sneaky tips and you can see the children eating and enjoying their meals. My children did not have the sneak attack not that I knew it was possible. The vegetables were visibly on their plates where they were able to get familiar with them, understand that they were a healthy part of their meal and eat them up or else - no desert. Now that they are older, they not only eat their vegetables and salads, they don't feel that their meals are complete without them. In any case, for those of you who may need help you can also find the links to Jessica Seinfeld's books below. I find her ideas to be quite clever and complete fun, sort of like pulling a prank on your kids for every meal :-)
The Choice Is Yours... Part trois