This week, I'm focusing on nutrition and your child. I recently wrote a piece for Anton Newspapers in my monthly column, Choosing Health. The piece focused on practical solutions to getting children interested in health and nutrition. It also includes information from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on the recommended caloric guidelines for children of different ages and gender.
The article is available in print issues April 6 - April 12, 2016. It is also available online. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Good nutrition is essential at any age, but it is especially important in our youth. What children eat plays a crucial role in their physical and mental development. Not only is the childhood obesity epidemic a major problem in the United States, but many children do not learn about general good health practices. Nourishing the body with wholesome foods and staying physically active can help your child grow, do well academically and develop body confidence. Here are a few strategies and solutions for implementing healthy practices in the home.
Read the full article here:
*This article was originally published in Anton Newspapers and on Long Island Weekly.