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Summer is Here! Top Five Tips for Making Your Child's Summer Eating Habits Healthier
Date:6/23/2009

Health expert and registered dietitian provides pointers for better food choices for kids

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- At the first sign of summer, children dive into the pool, head to the park, and grab food on the way out. In doing so, they may also leave nutrition behind; nutrition essential to fuel the energy required for summertime activities. Leading food and nutrition expert Chere Bork, a registered dietitian with more than 30 years experience, president and founder of Savor Your Life Today, Inc., helps busy parents guide their children's summertime food fare into healthier options.

"Summer is an exciting season for kids. Their activity level peaks and so does their appetite. Providing healthy on-the-go food options may be easier than you think with these top five tips," notes Chere Bork:

  • Enjoy the bounty that summer offers. Summer is the perfect season to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. Remember: Try to include something from nature's harvest in every meal- fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, watermelon, sweet corn, green beans, tomatoes.
  • Limit added sugars. Sweeteners are found in many foods, and when consumed in moderation, often serve a useful role in making nutrient-rich foods, like yogurt and flavored milk, palatable for children. Table sugar, honey, and high fructose corn syrup contain the same calories per gram, and are nutritionally equivalent. To learn more about sweeteners, visit www.SweetSurprise.com. Remember: Parents should know that a sugar is a sugar, whether it comes from sugar cane, sugar beets, honey, or corn.
  • Pack simple snacks. Individual ready-to-eat servings such as low-fat yogurt or string cheese, and snacks that travel well in s
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