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Good Healthy Snack For Kids Birthday Party
Make it balanced: You want to include a variety of foods so as to give your child a well balanced meal but also because will likely make them more interested/eat more. Good choices are cut up fruit, veggies with dip (ex: hummus or ranch), cheese sticks, yogurt, sandwiches or crackers with protein-ex: meat or cheese or peanut butter. ...Read more
Fruits, granola: You can make a variety of fruit snacks, or veggie snacks with a bit of dressing, or have your kids pick out items to make their own granola mixes. Plain air popped pop corn is always fun as you can add different accent spices on them to keep it healthy. ...Read more
18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?
Reversible: Congratulations on eating healthy- it's not easy! having a poor diet may have created some extra fat cells and metabolic imbalances, but our bodies have great capacity to heal and any damage that might have been done should be reversible over time. For more advice on diet see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ & http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more
Yes!: Yes! the only danger is if the pieces are so small a child could inhale them accidentally. Usually by age five it isn't so much a concern but if you are worried, just mash them. ...Read more
At what age should a child stop playing pretend? My child is 8 and wants pretend food and a cash register for christmas?
What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.
Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would be a good foundation. It emphasizes plant foods- fruits, veggies, beans, nuts ; seeds but it is ok to include dairy, eggs and meats. It is healthy for people of all ages- see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht for details. I also advise avoiding gmo foods as much as possible- see my blog post to learn why: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more
Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant. Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins. Concern for baby?
Is 1, 300 calories enough for a overweight, breastfeeding mom? 232lbs and 5'8. I take a prenatal vitamin everyday and try to eat healthy.
Probably not: 1.3k calories is a tiny amount. For a small woman in the low 100's, who is not lactating, 1.3k calories is probably ok, if not a little low, but certainly not for your weight/ height and situation. You'd be best to consult with a nutritionist, and get a good target daily calorie count, and a diet that you like and can adhere to. Something interesting. ...Read more
What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.
Variety: Include 1/4 a protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3.5yr old boy @ 27lbs and a 5% for height. 3pediasures/day, struggles but eats & sleeps fairly well . Small parents: mom5'1" & dad 5'6". Is he ok?
Multiple layers: This is a more complex question than it might seem on the surface. As dr. Bergman indicated, grandparents often are exempted from some rules that parents impose, but it is also important that they not undermine parental authority. Loading kids down with candy has problems ranging from weight to tooth decay. The broader question is how can grandparents be a positive force in the child's life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some ideas:: Try to only only have healthy snacks available (only stock the pantry/fridge with healthy choices, or only bring healthy snacks as a part of your bag lunch). If you're tempted to make unhealthy choices b/c of what you're doing (ie "let's all meet at the fast food place on the corner"), then suggest a different meeting place. Put a reminder in your phone that rings after school to "choose healthy". ...Read more
Healthy options: There are lots of various ideas for healthy school lunches. Here are some web links with tips: - http://goo.Gl/zr0rd - http://www.Healthyschoollunches.Org - http://www.Healthyschoolfood.Org - http://www.Letsmove.Gov/healthy-schools unfortunately, it can be difficult to motivate students to eat healthier. - http://goo.Gl/3e4n2. ...Read more
Is 2 eggs, whole meal toast and a peach a good healthy breakfast with a multi vitamin? Not trying to lose weight but feel better and live healthy.
Depends: Two whole eggs contains more cholesterol than is usually recommended. Not frying the eggs is better. ...Read more
I want to substitude sugary drinks for a glass of skim milk. Is two glasses of skim milk a day a good option? And is orange juice 50 cal. Healthy?
Good choices: Yes, unnecessary sugary drinks in your diet are not good choices and lead to excess calorie consumption and subsequent weight gain. Also these sugary drinks increase your risk for diabetes. Skim milk is a good choice with no fat and beneficial protein and vitamins a ; d, calcium. Be careful with too much fruit juice too. A glass a day is fine. ...Read more
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