Friday, May 21, 2010

Back To Basics: Getting Kids to Eat Healthier Food

Just came from the New Taste of the Upper West Side conversation about healthy eating in the schools. What an amazing panel of food writers, chefs, a doctor and a newscaster--even Mr. Goldstein from the Board of Education took part in the discussion. Ellie Krieger, host of the Food Network hit, "Healthy Appetite" who shares a lot of the same vision that I have was also there. I will write more on the panel discussion later, but one quote that really stuck out:

"What you eat as a child has a bigger impact on your risk of cancer than what you eat for the rest of your life."

--Joel Furman, M.D.

So with that in mind below are links to basic information on feeding kids healthy homemade food...

ON GETTING KIDS TO EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES:

Snack Trays
Fresh, Raw Food--An Important Source of Glutathione
Beyond "Eat Your Peas"--Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables
How To Get A Picky Eater To Eat
A Vegetable Plate and Veggie Sandwiches
Easy "Homemade" Fresh Pickles Recipe
Food Rotating for Picky Eaters
Fun Fridays: A Fruit Plate
Our Family FUN Dinner

ON PROCESSED FOOD:
Goldfish, Allergies and Reading Labels
Processed Food Versus Homemade Food
"New Alarm Bells about Chemicals and Cancer" in the NYT
Chemicals in Our Food--Old and New
For Children Now, Snack Time Never Ends in the NYT
The Dangers of Processed Food

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