We all want our kids to grow up to be healthy and strong and smart. However, a lot of the time, because we're busy, or it's easy, or for some other reason, we end up letting them eat things we probably shouldn't. As parents, we are nearly all guilty of this - me included - but when we think about the consequences that a less than ideal diet can have on a child over their lifetime, maybe this is an area we should re-prioritize.
One way to make the never-ending battles over food easier is to get your kids involved. By letting them be an active part of making healthier food choices, you begin to seem like less of a bully, and they will have a better understanding as to why some foods are healthier than others.
One quick and simple way to get started is to enlist the help of an expert, like Dr. Yount. As a parent of three who's taught at both the elementary and college level, Dr. Yount has an extensive knowledge of "all things nutrition" andhas a lot of experience making the science of nutrition simple.
Through a series of games and interactive experiences Dr. Yount will help your child learn more about the following:
How much sugar is in a soda?
Ingredients game: what exactly is in a Twinkie? Or an apple?
Play the "What's healthier?" food game.
What is gluten anyway?
Open Question and Answer session
Dr. Yount will be happy to customize the topics that you'd like to have covered in a kids nutrition consult.