Navigation Links
“Let's Move” Toward Filling, Healthy Childhood Snack Solutions
Date:2/17/2010

Childhood obesity is the focus of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. One facet of that initiative is choosing healthier food options. When it comes to filling, nutritious snacks, there are ways for parents to deliver and get kids on board too.

(Vocus) February 17, 2010 -- A recent study shows parents value nutrition when choosing snacks for their kids, but place even greater importance upon satisfying hunger. By choosing healthy, protein-packed snacks like sunflower seeds or nuts, parents can meet both demands.

“Because nutritious treats like sunflower seeds and raw or roasted nuts are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, they satisfy hunger longer and provide true energy boosts,” said Hicham Chraibi, food scientist for Superior Nut Company.

Snacks are an increasingly prevalent part of childhood, but highly processed and heavily marketed snack foods can be a concern for parents aiming to keep it healthy. The trend has even caught the eye of First Lady Michelle Obama, who recently launched the “Let’s Move” child health initiative. Leading the way in the $68.1 billion packaged snack foods industry are junk foods like the 100-calorie cookie pack, culinary trendologist Kara Nielsen recently told the New York Times.

While snacks do play an important role in boosting energy and maintaining normal blood sugar levels, if they start interfering with meal time appetites, it may be too much of a good thing. Well-timed, healthy snacks combined with three solid meals a day can work wonders for a child’s overall well-being.

“Balanced nutrition is probably the biggest influence on energy and health,” Atlanta-based registered dietitian Ilana Katz told Progressive Grocer magazine recently. “For a child to reach their highest potential in physical activity and health, the body as a whole must work optimally. A balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and fluids all play a crucial role.”

Move kids toward healthy snacks in three easy steps

1.   Find a recipe to make your own peanut butter or other dip. Raw fruits and vegetables will be much more appealing and filling when paired with a tasty, nutritious dip. Children will likely become even more enthusiastic after helping make the dip.
2.   Let kids decorate their own snack containers with markers or glitter glue. Letting kids add their own unique stamp will create much more excitement about the containers and the contents inside.
3.   Let kids experiment with eating sugar-laden junk food and healthier options like seeds, nuts, or trail mix. Have them record how they feel an hour after eating the snack. For instance, do they feel energized or lethargic? Does their stomach hurt? Empowering children to make healthy food choices can end the battle once and for all.


About Superior Nut Company
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Superior Nut Company has remained family owned and operated for more than 70 years. The company mission includes a strong social and environmental commitment in its quest to produce the finest nut products in the world.

###

1.   Supermarket Industry News. “Parents Worried About Kids’ After-School Snacks: Survey.” Progressive Grocer. Published Aug. 4, 2009. Accessed online Feb. 10, 2010.
2.   Let’s Move: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids.
3.   Steinhauer, Jennifer. “Snack Time Never Ends.” New York Times. Published Jan. 19, 2010. Accessed online Feb. 10, 2010

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/superior-nut/healthy-snacks/prweb3603064.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Corgenix and Tulane Announce Award of Additional NIH Contract to Expand Lassa Fever Research Towards Development of Vaccines and Improved Therapeutic Agents
2. Critical Step Toward Commercialization of Pre-Symptomatic Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer Achieved by Arrayit Diagnostics
3. Dendreon Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Continuing Progress Toward PROVENGE Commercialization
4. A breakthrough toward industrial production of fluorescent nanodiamonds
5. The Institut Pasteur and Merieux Alliance Take First Step Towards a Long-Term Research Partnership in the Field of Infectious Diseases
6. Pharmalink AB Strengthens its Board of Directors and Signals a Strategic Step Towards Late Phase Product Development
7. Progress toward an Alzheimers drug that saves brain cells
8. Genencor Launches Accellerase(R) 1500, Next Step Toward Scale-Up of Cellulosic Ethanol
9. Telik Implements Reorganization to Focus Resources Toward Drug Development Pipeline
10. New Health Retreat Gives a Fresh Attitude Towards Disease Prevention
11. Nuvelo and ARCA biopharma Advance Toward Completion of Merger
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/4/2016)... New FDA action date of July 22, 2016 ... 22, 2016   --> - New ... - Lifitegrast has the potential to be the only product ... signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults --> ... in the U.S. in the past decade indicated for the treatment of signs ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 Beike Biotechnology, the ... medical institutions attended a ceremony in late 2015 to ... cell therapy in 2016. --> ... Translation Platform for Personalized Cell Therapy" was hosted by ... Production Center, both subsidiaries of Beike Biotechnology Co., Ltd. ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced ... Investor Conference 2016, to be held February 8-9, 2016, ... Group,s 2016 Disruptive Growth & Healthcare Conference, taking place ... 10-11, 2016. James Sapirstein , Chief Executive ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 4, 2016 Strasbourg, France ... --> Strasbourg, France , to the ... PharmaVentures is pleased to announce that it acted as an ... unit in Strasbourg, France , to the ... --> --> Transgene (Euronext: TNG), a member ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:2/1/2016)... Feb. 1, 2016  Wocket® smart wallet ( www.wocketwallet.com ) announces the ... Joey Fatone . Las Vegas , where ... --> Las Vegas , where Joey appeared at ... The new video ad was filmed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES2016) ... Wocket booth to meet and greet fans. --> ...
(Date:1/22/2016)... January 22, 2016 ... addition of the  "Global Behavioral Biometric ... --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4lmf2s/global_behavioral ) has ... Behavioral Biometric Market 2016-2020"  report to ... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4lmf2s/global_behavioral ) has announced ...
(Date:1/20/2016)... JOSE, Calif. , Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of human interface solutions, today announced sampling ... controller solution for wearables and small screen applications ... such as printers. Supporting round and rectangular shapes, ... S1423 offers excellent performance with moisture on screen, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):