Nutrition and children (2)

May 6, 2012

“the weight gain as a child is more closely associated with heart disease and diabetes later in life than weight gain in middle age – large impact on metabolism – impact on genetic expression and causes one to be more susceptible later on in life. “ – Dr John Kelly

When kids do not follow an optimal diet they are frequently ill.  They suffer from recurring ear infections, runny noses, asthma, allergic reactions, stomach aches and headaches. We note their symptoms and haul them in to the doctor, who prescribes yet another round of antibiotics.  When parents and children learn more about nutritional excellence and how to eat for optimal health the benefits are huge.

Great site for kids health info (includes recipes, helpful tips and hints, many links/resources to additional information):  Link

Children are actually very adventurous and willing to try things

  • Here are some great ideas of how some people got kids to try different fruits and vegetables:  Link
  • Food is elementary – Students, teachers, parents, and staff demonstrate the benefits of in-school food education program:  Link
  • Dr Antonia Demas has done huge projects getting children interested in plant-based foods:  Link

Mitch Spinach

Mitch Spinach solves the age-old mystery of how to get kids to eat their fruits and veggies!  Link

The previous post also relating to nutrition and children – Link


Nutrition and children

April 10, 2011

More and more children are overweight or obese, the numbers are rising in all countries where we eat a Westernised diet.  Children as young as 12 years old are developing early stages of heart disease.  More children are developing diabetes.  These diseases are nutritionally controllable.

  • Nutrition 101:  Link

Information about the NY Coalition for healthy school food.  This article includes some hard facts and information on how you can disease-proof your family.

“One of the major findings from this fascinating study was that higher levels of childhood fruit intake had dramatic effect at reducing incidence of all adult cancers, such as cancer of the breast, prostate and colon.”

  • Association between multiple cardiovascular risk factors and Atherosclerosis in children and young adults:  Link