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Are steamed baby carrots healthy to eat for young children?

Are steamed baby carrots healthy to eat for young children?

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

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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What foods to eat while pregnant for healthy children?

What foods to eat while pregnant for healthy children?

Well balanced diet: Eat a well balanced diet, including lots of fruits and vegetables, plenty of fluids, a source of protein and iron, and calcium. Limit caffeine and drink no alcohol. ...Read more

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What are healthy snacks for young children?

What are healthy snacks for young children?

Great Question!: Here are some ideas: http://1.usa.gov/1DQBu7f Snacking is a favorite pastime of kids, and that's not necessarily bad. However, keep in mind that it's best to lead by example--it's gonna be hard to push healthy foods if you're noshing on the cheetos at the same time. Also, I always suggest broadening the menu and offering several choices, all of which are healthy. That way they feel more in control ...Read more

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What are health reasons why children should stay inside?

What are health reasons why children should stay inside?

Few: We encourage children to get outdoors as often as possible. If there is a medical condition, like severe asthma, then pay attention to smog alerts. If they are on medications that may alter their ability to handle heat may be another concern but the majority of children DON'T spend enough time outside! On pretty days - leave the electronics behind and get a picnic going! http://www.wikihow.com/Keep-Your-Child-Healthy ...Read more

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Why must any child eat breakfast?

Why must any child eat breakfast?

Break a fast: Children as well as adults fast, for practical purposes throughout the night. Your body is still " working" and consuming energy. When you wake up in the morning, that energy is in a sense deleted. In order to learn, and jump start your metabolism you need to break the fasting and eat, replenishing the calories and giving the kids the " fuel" they need. The brain needs calories! ...Read more

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Why do people need to eat healthy foods? Can't people just eat what they want (big macs and candy bars) and take a multivitamin daily?

Why do people need to eat healthy foods? Can't people just eat what they want (big macs and candy bars) and take a multivitamin daily?

Unfortunately NO: Would you put the wrong fuel in your car? Food is the fuel that our bodies have to burn to create the energy for function. The nature of the questions on this forum clearly indicate that poor diet is making millions sick. Trouble is that they are being treated for headaches, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, anxiety state, pains and aches, post nasal drip/allergies etc. ...Read more

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I want to start eating healthy but have no idea what to eat for breakfast/lunch what are some healthy ideas?

I want to start eating healthy but have no idea what to eat for breakfast/lunch what are some healthy ideas?

The simplest: Formula i can give you is eat only "god made" food for that is the "fuel" for which we were designed----not easy in this day and age and good food is expensive but you might be surprised at the money that millions are putting into "junk" on the grounds of expense. ...Read more

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Why do children with diabetic parents eat a lot of food?

Why do children with diabetic parents eat a lot of food?

Not related: Although dm is hereditary, the feedings of kids are not related to diabetic parents. Symptoms include frequent feedings and always thirsty thats the reason we check kids for diabetes. ...Read more

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What are healthy carbohydrates we should be eating a day?

What are healthy carbohydrates we should be eating a day?

Healthy carbs: Vegetables, leafy greens, and fruits are all healthy carbohydrates. You want to avoid too much sugar in one day, though --which means limiting very sweet fruits (papaya, bananas, pineapple, etc) to infrequent desserts only. Replace simple carbs like white breads, potatoes, & rice with more complex carbs like whole wheat (if you eat wheat) bread, brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm always hungry after eating healthy foods?

What to do if i'm always hungry after eating healthy foods?

Obesity: You're probably overweight and if you eat less than you burn off, so that you will love weight, you will not be full and you will be hungry. That's your body's way of telling you you're losing weight. It's not harmful or dangerous and the feeling generally lessen as your body gets used to the lower intake. If you eat when hungry, you'll never lose weight. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'simportant to promote healthy eating for children and young people?

Can you please tell me why it'simportant to promote healthy eating for children and young people?

Generations: Because it prevents diseases, re-educates their tastes, and it is easily spread in their circles of friends. Eventually, they will remember their "sweet" childhood years thinking of healthy foods. And eventually they will teach this to their own kids. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'simportant to promote healthy eating for children and young people?

Good for you ! : It is good for you; healthy eating since early childhood (if possible) not only prevents lots of diseases, also influences how kids will perceive and understand food the rest of their lives. They will educate others (eventually their own kids) and will have "sweet" memories of their childhood linked to healthier things. The cost of not having done this years ago is enormous for the system. ...Read more

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13yo who doesn't want to eat. Normal weight. Always refusing to eat most foods apart from sweets and junk.Does eat proper food if she feels like.Prob?

13yo who doesn't want to eat. Normal weight. Always refusing to eat most foods apart from sweets and junk.Does eat proper food if she feels like.Prob?

Let go: I am not a child development specialist or a psychologist, but this may be time to let go. When u have a teen, u have less control and they need to make their own mistakes. In studies, kids allowed to eat entirely as they wish eat junk for a week, then switch to healthy choices. Offer a vitamin-mineral supplement, offer reasonable autonomy rather than a chance to rebel & she'll probably wise up. ...Read more

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Why do some young girls usually have unhealthy eating habits?

Why do some young girls usually have unhealthy eating habits?

Role models: The most common reason is that public models and figures in the entertainment and fashion industry have an obsession with thin-ness. This model for young girls is a powerful attraction and may contribute by imitation to unhealthy eating habits. A few of course do the opposite, eating badly and thoroughly and gain too much weight. ...Read more

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What should I do to eat healthy when your family is always eating junk?

Stop buying Junk.: If there is junk in the house they will keep eating it. Stop buying junk and put out healthy alternatives instead. ...Read more

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For some reason I have low energy, i don't know why, I do my best to exercise and eat healthy, since my energy is so low i don't feel like doing it?

For some reason I have low energy, i don't know why, I do my best to exercise and eat healthy, since my energy is so low i don't feel like doing it?

Medical eval first: Fatigue can be caused by a lot of things, not enough sleep, sleep apnea, cardiac conditions, low thyroid, depression, anemia, etc. If you eat, sleep and exercise well and still chronically suffer a great deal of fatigue consulting with your physician, getting a good check up and some bloodwork. ...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