Healthy Food For All Kids!

Mrs. Tisha - posted on 04/22/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Always cook three square healthy meals daily at home for all your kids. Cooking at home isdefnitely thebest and it's nutritious for our children.



Finally, it's also very important to give our children five servings of fruits and vegetables everyday. Fruits and vegetables are "High in Vitamin C" and "High in Fiber!"

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Melanie - posted on 06/27/2010

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I agree. My favorite is using whole wheat pasta in spaghetti. I also mix in artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and olives. I make a very thick and chunky sauce. However my kids are so skinny that I also use italian sausage because if I don't they lose weight.

Nancy - posted on 06/14/2010

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I believe that cooking at home from scratch is the healthiest way to cook for our children. I do it as much as possible. My daughter loves broccoli & salads..

Janette - posted on 06/09/2010

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I am a nz mum to a very special 5 yr old girl with tardly very limited food choices, she has always been on the tad lean side. I have found a fun food guide. Prepared with the number of servings as pictures for the child to colour in. She gets a real kick out of eating the desired number of servings because she gets to colour it in and display it. A reward,or something special that she wishes could follow if she has made great progress on her chart following the food pyramid of colours. The link for this is www.littlies.co.nz, look under fussy eaters. Could be of some help was for me.

Christina - posted on 06/01/2010

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My daughters doc has been a little more helpful than just handing me a food pyramid. She advises everything that's on the pyramid, and I understand your frustration about not being referred to a nutritionist. It's not like kids come with manuals, even for eating. My daughter, for example, loves her broccoli and carrots, chicken, fish, chips with salsa, V-8 juices, and ice water. If something is too salty or greasy, she will not eat it.

Like you, I don't understand what the problem is with parents talking to a nutritionist about their childs' diet. Kids do need to learn these things at a young age, I completely agree. If we as parents were better armed with the nutritional information we need, we could teach our kids how to make healthy choices at a younger age so they would be more inclined to maintain a healthy lifestyle as they got older.

You can probably call your local WIC office and see about making an appointment with him/her. If you're getting WIC for your child, you should have to take classes anyway, so it should be easier to get an appointment. I have to go back for my daughter next month, but if I learn or remember anything that might be helpful, I will be sure to post it.

Tammy - posted on 06/01/2010

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I have to say, this is one thing that I have begged and pleaded with my pediatrician about, but all I get is the same ol' song and dance, I get a copy of the food pyramid. In todays society where there is so much ridicule on how people look and so much judgement and now they are saying that "obesity" starts in the womb, well for doctors being so smart, and I undersatnd their hands are tied, but for them being so smart they sure are stupid. I would think that a peditrician would jump at the chance to put a referral through for a nutritionist consult and that the insurance company would jump at the chance to okay it as that would mean less childhood related issues in the future, but for some odd reason, you have to have a heart disease or type 2 diabetes and I am so appauld at this. I want to try and teach my three children how to eat healthy so they don't have to suffer with the cruelty of kids in school like I did and yet there is nothing and I mean NOTHING out there to help moms like me who want to do the right thing for their children. Why is that? Can anyone answer that question for me? If youthink about it, if we start teaching at a young age then there would be less diabetes, less health related issues in the future as adults and we would be more active in life and have less sick days from work when we became of age.

Christina - posted on 05/29/2010

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Ok, question: My daughter just turned two and she doesn't actually eata "meal". Instead she prefers to take her time picking at it, even taking up to three hours to eat one meal. Does anyone have any suggestions for a good, filling meal that isn't very big, maybe half the size of a kids plate? at best? She loves cereal bars, particularly apple-cinnamon, too. Any ideas?

Louise - posted on 05/19/2010

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I agree I tend to cook every meal from scratch so I know what is in it and what the nutritional value of food is. i am not saying that we dont occasionally eat out and eat all the wrong foods. A good diet is a varied diet with different foods and drinks.

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