Back to School Nutrition

ByAlanaGoldRegisteredDietitianbrbrAsanewschoolyearisuponusImheretoremindparentsoftheimportantrolenutritionandhealthyeatingplaysinyourchildrensschoolyear.Adietfilledwiththerightnutrientsvitaminsandmineralscanhelpyourchildhavetheenergyconcentrationandstaminaneededforasuccessfulschoolyear.ReadonasTruestargivesyouthenutritionandhealthinformationyouneedtocreatereadytolearnkidsbrbrbStartthedayoffrightbrbStatisticsshowthatasmanyas48ofgirlsand32ofboysdonoteatbreakfasteveryday.Itisimportanttoeatbreakfastasithelpsfuelthebrainandmusclesafteranightlongfast.Ifyourkidsdonteatwhentheywakeuptheirbodylackstheenergyitneedstoperformallofitsdailyfunctions.Eatingbreakfastcanalsoimproveyourchildstotaldailynutrientintakeaswellasallowthemtothinkfasterandclearerandconcentratebetterinschool.Studiesshoweatingbreakfastalsohelpskidsmanagetheirweightasskippingbreakfastsetsyourchildupforextremehungerlaterinthedayleadingtopoorfoodchoicesandexcesscaloricintake.brbrBreakfastshouldprovideonequartertoonethirdofyourchildsenergyandnutrientneedsfortheday.EasybreakfastideasincludebrliProteinFruitSmoothieBlendfruitproteinpowdermilkoryogurtandflaxseedornutsinablenderuntilsmooth.brliCheeseyPitaMeltbrliCottagecheeseandfruitmedleyMixcottagecheesewithfruitandchoppednuts.brbrbLunchboxMakeoversbrbPackingaschoollunchthatisnutritiousanddeliciousisoneofthemosteffectivewaystoensuregoodnutritionwhenawayfromthehome.LetyourchildhelpplanandprepareschoolluncheschancesareiftheyhelpedchoosethelunchandmakeittheywontbeinclinedtotradeitorthrowitawayPacklunchesthatarefunforkidstoeatsuchasusingcookiecutterstocutfruitveggiesorsandwichesintofunshapessuchasstarsorhearts.brbrLunchshouldprovideonethirdofyourchildsnutritionneedsfortheday.EasyLunchboxrecipesincludebrliFoneyBaloneyherobrliTunawrapnrollDraintunathoroughly.Mix3oz.Tunawith1tbsp.mayonnaisechoppedceleryandcarrotsinabowl.Spreadtunamixtureontowholewheatwrap.Addtomatoandrollup.Enjoywithanapplefordessert.brliLunchboxturkeysandwichbrbrbAfterschoolsnacksbrbWhenkidscomehomefromschooltheyarehungryandwilloftengrabthemostconvenientfoodstheyseeusuallychipscookiesandotherunhealthysnackfoodsfromthecupboards.Bepreparedbystockinguponfruitsandvegetablesandhealthiersnacksandplacethemonthecounterwhereyourkidscanseethem.Healthyafterschoolsnacksareagreatwaytogetneedednutrientsthatmaybemissedinmealseatenoutsidethehome.brbrbEasySnackideasincludebrbliVeggiesanddipbrliHealthyNachosPlace15bakednachochipsonaplate.Topwith13cupshreddedlowfatcheddarcheeseandmicrowavefor20secondsoruntilcheeseismelted.Topwithsalsa.brliSoynutandfruittrailmixMix2Tbspchoppeddriedapricotswith2Tbspraisinsandcupsoynuts.Enjoywithaglassofmilkorsoymilk.brliSeeTastyTruestarDessertsformorehealthierrecipesbrbrbFinalPointbrbTruestarmealplansensurekidsaregettingtherightfoodsintherightbalanceforoptimumhealth.Thismeansateachmealkidsshouldeat50ofcaloriesfromcarbohydrates25ofcaloriesfromleanproteinsand25ofcaloriesfromhealthyfats.Alsogetyourkidsonthefitnessandsupplementplanstoensuretheyarereadytotackletheschoolyearwithsuccessbrbrbrahrefhttpwww.truestaragent.commyGoals.aspCodeL12273targetblankonmouseoverwindow.statusTrueStarHealthreturntrueonMouseOutwindow.statusreturntruewww.truestarhealth.coma


 



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