Navigation Links
Help Your Children Eat Well During Summer Vacation
Date:5/31/2011

TUESDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- With summer vacation fast-approaching, parents should take an active role in promoting routine healthy eating among their kids, advises the American Dietetic Association (ADA).

To that end, the ADA is offering some practical tips to help parents whip up healthy meals that kids will enjoy, all the while promoting a learning environment that encourages a youthful appreciation for eating well.

"For many families, the summer break can lead to a disruption of the normal routine and a diversion from the eating habits established during the school year," registered dietitian Katie Brown, the ADA Foundation's national education director, noted in an association news release.

It's important to ensure everyone "is eating the foods they need when they need them," she explained.

To help parents achieve that goal, the ADA has fashioned a website entitled "Kids Eat Right." It is designed as a one-stop shop for weekly nutritional updates (in the form of articles, videos, recipes, eating tips) to promote the fundamentals of healthy eating.

One of the best ways to help your kids eat right is to involve them in every step of the process, registered dietitian and American Dietetic Association spokesperson Amy Jamieson-Petonic said in the news release.

This includes involving children in both the shopping and cooking process leading to a communal family dinner. Parents should also encourage -- and, if necessary, organize -- daily physical activity and outdoor fun, according to the association.

"Your kids should be getting at least 60 minutes of physical activity most days of the week," noted Jamieson-Petonic. "So don't let them spend the summer sitting on the couch."

More information

For more on the American Dietetic Association's tips, visit Kids Eat Right.

-- Alan Mozes

SOURCE: American Dietetic Association, news release, May 24, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Native American Children Have More Tooth Decay
2. Children experience wrist and finger pain when using gaming devices and mobile phones over time
3. Better scheduling of admissions can reduce crowding at childrens hospitals
4. New study finds that violence doesnt add to childrens enjoyment of TV shows, movies
5. Validating preschool programs for children with autism
6. Animal results may pave way to treating rare mitochondrial diseases in children
7. New commitments to save women and children
8. Extremely obese children have higher prevalence of psoriasis, higher heart disease risk
9. Deprivation and neglect found to age childrens chromosomes
10. Sporadic mutations identified in children with autism spectrum disorders
11. No increase in severe cardiovascular events for children, adolescents taking ADHD medications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Help Your Children Eat Well During Summer Vacation
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Delta Dental of California and its ... cancer. , Gary D. Radine, who recently retired as president and CEO of Delta ... 2015 CEO of the Year , helped lead the effort to raise funds ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Eating ... a significant number of women and men with eating disorders report a history ... best predicts the development of an eating disorder. , At the 2016 ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... GrassrootsHealth published data from ... type 2 diabetes in the GrassrootsHealth cohort with substantially higher vitamin D levels ... in public health,” states Carole Baggerly, Director of GrassrootsHealth, “the safety and ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Joshua Rosenthal, PhD, Chief Scientific ... can use newly released government data on populations and physicians to better calculate ... capture the value they create to succeed in new economic models for value ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... only four states in the U.S. require dental technicians to be certified or ... the dental industry, NADL created the “What’s In Your Mouth?” campaign to inform ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016  Echo Therapeutics, ... device company focused on non-invasive continuous glucose ... today announced that it will host a ... 17, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ... its corporate strategy, advancements in its CGM ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016 ... the "Global Skin Protective Equipment Market 2016-2020" ... --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqx6nz/global_skin ) has announced the addition ... 2016-2020" report to their offering. ... ) has announced the addition of the ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016   HighPoint ... November Research Group (NRG),s pharmacovigilance technology services division.  ... consulting services and an Oracle Argus Specialized partner, ... to Life Sciences companies. --> ... expands HighPoint,s life sciences capabilities and provides a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: