Kids Nutrition

When it comes to kids nutrition, parents certainly have the best intentions. But many have busy lifestyles that don’t always allow enough time for grocery shopping, meal planning or cooking.

Others may not be aware of the healthiest ingredients or cooking methods and may too often rely on fatty or starchy foods as the basis for meals. Coupled with the picky eating habits that seem to be so prevalent among kids, it’s no wonder that children are often not eating as well as they should.

Age-Old Habits

Younger children often have a number of foods that they refuse to eat. Children can be particular not just about how a food tastes, but about temperature and texture too.

Keep a bowl of fruits available for your kids and they'll eat them.Older kids are frequently on the run, which may mean not only a lot of convenience items and fast foods, but erratic mealtimes too.

According to Luigi Gratton, M.D., clinical physician at University of California, Los Angeles, there are some tactics that parents can take with their kids to help them eat better.

"Setting a good example is a good first step," says Gratton. "Parents should make every attempt to demonstrate healthy eating habits with their kids, and this includes having regular meal times." He also notes that kids are more likely to eat healthy fruits and vegetables when they take part in food shopping and preparation.

Winning Strategies for Kids Nutrition

Kids are more likely to eat vegeatbles when they are available all the time.Here are a few ways parents can help their active children eat healthier.

Children are more inclined to eat healthy foods when they are offered frequently and regularly. Repeated exposure to vegetables, for example, is just one way to encourage your family members to try new foods.

It also helps to make foods visible and available. Try keeping a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen counter, or put crunchy, cut-up vegetables in the refrigerator.

Another approach for increasing intake of vegetables is by adding them to familiar foods. Cooked, pureed vegetables can be added to pasta sauce, for example, which boosts nutrition and reduces the overall calories in the dish.

Smooth Things Over

Your kids will love Herbalife smoothies.Kids also enjoy smoothies and products such as Herbalife’s new line of kids shakes - designed to be mixed with milk and provide a tasty way to help kids meet their vitamin and mineral needs for the day as a snack or part of a healthy meal.

A bit of protein helps to curb appetite and limit frequent snacking on less healthy items. Despite parents’ best efforts, children’s diets may still fall short in certain key nutrients.

MultiVites - chewable vitamins for active kids."A daily multiple vitamin and mineral supplement can help to round out any potential shortfalls in kids nutrition, and can act as a safety net," says Gratton.

"Look for age-appropriate products, which target the needs for the particular age of the child."

(Editor’s Note: Herbalife is the Official Nutrition Advisor of AYSO (American Youth Soccer Org.) For more information on children’s nutrition products, visit www.Herbalife.com.)

Kids nutrition is an area of concern for parents around the world. In the U.S. alone 30% of all kids under 15 are overweight. Only 14% of girls and 30% of boys get 100% RDA of calcium in their diets. -USDA-

Intake of low nutrient rich foods such as soft drinks, candy, desserts, salty snacks and discretionary fats made up 30% of daily calories among children. - NHANE studies from NHCS and CDC -

Breakfast as part of a healthful diet and lifestyle can positively impact children's health and well being. - Journal of the American Dietetic Association -

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Key Benefits:

  • Herbs, vitamins and botanicals, including chamomile and ginger (soothes digestion), plus antioxidants rosehips and acerola promote cellular nutrition.
  • Helps kids form healthy eating habits.
  • Kids love the taste
  • No artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors.

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Fast Facts Only 35% of boys and 14% of girls get 100% of the RDA of calcium in their diets daily. –USDA
Intake of low nutrient dense foods such as soft drinks, candy, desserts, salty snacks and discretionary fats accounted for more than 30% of daily calories among children aged 8-18.– NHANE studies from NCHS and CDC

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  • 100% of key nutrients.
  • No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners!
  • Herbs and botanicals, including soothing chamomile, ginger (which aids digestion), plus rosehips and acerola– two powerful antioxidants.
  • Kids love the TASTE!

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See Also:
Herbal Enhancers - Targeted nutrition for grown-ups.
ShapeWorks Weight Loss Programs - Read the Meal Planner Guides learn about healthy eating.
Herbal Nutrition Store - For all your Kids nutrition and Adult herbal needs.
Vitamin Facts - Essential information on vitamins and minerals and your health.

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