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How should I get a kid to eat healthy?

How should I get a kid to eat healthy?

Don't buy junk food: Kids will get hungry. Don't buy junk food and sugar drinks like juice and sodas. You'll be amazed at what they start eating when they don't have the sugary alternative. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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Why is it hard to get my kids to eat healthy?

Why is it hard to get my kids to eat healthy?

Too many options: In the third world countries, eating disorder is very rare, so are the "picky-eaters." when you don't have enough, you would eat anything/everything. Here in us, we have too much food--often too much of the not-so-good kinds. When kids have too many options, they tend to pick things that are easy/fast and have some tastes to them, not for health reasons. So, limit their choices, live by examples. ...Read more

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Is it not good to not teach kids to eat healthy?

Is it not good to not teach kids to eat healthy?

Diet: We are our children's role models. They learn from us. Teaching them healthy diets is part of that. ...Read more

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Hello, Is it okay that my fat level is lower than ideal level? My body fat is 14.7%, however it was always low, I eat healthy and I am active

Hello, 
Is it okay that my fat level is lower than ideal level? My body fat is 14.7%, however it was always low, I eat healthy and I am active

If you have normal: ...menstrual cycles, leanness runs in your family and, as you said, you eat healthfully and have plenty of energy, then enjoy something that for most people is to die for lol. Now, if your periods are few and far between, you may have low estrogen levels. If so, I recommend you talk with your doctor about this. Estrogen is important for bone health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do if my child does not like to eat healthy foods?

Eliminate the junk: Kids will often decide to eat what they can get away with & seldom can a parent really win a food fight. That said, if all the thoughtful adults in the house agree, you can eliminate all the snack foods from the house & only keep foods you approve of available.U don't state the age of the kid, but they all play on your fear they will suffer if u don't give in. ...Read more

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My kid is overweight. I want her to eat healthy and work out! how can we do it?

My kid is overweight. I want her to eat healthy and work out! how can we do it?

Good for you: Congratulations for recognizing the problem and trying to do something about it. There is no easy answer, of course. I suggest you lead by example. Keep fruits in the house. Don't allow junk food. Don't go to fast food restaurants. Offer healthy snacks like non-fat yogurt, carrots/celery spiced up with humus. Encourage fun, family sports. Don't watch tv. Praise success. Weigh weekly. Use rewards. ...Read more

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Im very active and im still in high school but i want a nice healthy diet but i don't know what what to and what not to eat! help?

Im very active and im still in high school but i want a nice healthy diet but i don't know what what to and what not to eat! help?

Organic whole foods: There is no consensus on what the healthiest diet is ; no one-size-fits-all diet for everyone, but i advise eating mostly organic whole (unprocessed) foods with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts ; seeds. I like dr. Fuhrman's dietary advice: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht for my essays on the pros ; cons of various diets see http://bit.Ly/gagviu for why choose organic see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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I force myself and my children to try and eat healthy but i can't! what are some suggestions or websites you'd recommend for healthy family meals?

I force myself and my children to try and eat healthy but i can't! what are some suggestions or websites you'd recommend for healthy family meals?

Myplate.gov: The us government has some resources that may help you. Have you tried www.Myplate.Gov? It talks about proportions of foods (half of the plate is vegetables + fruit). It's visually easy, and might help. First lady michelle obama has resources on her "let's move" campaign, promoting physical activiy and healthy food for kids. Don't forget your public library - or google "healthy family meals.". ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Healthy Eating (Definition)

Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more