Healthy Fuel for School: Parents Guide to a Healthy and Nutritional Diet for Kids of All Ages - Video and Photo Available
NEW YORK, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are concerned about your child's weight, you are in good company. Since the 1960's, the number of overweight children in the United States has nearly doubled, and the number of overweight adolescents has nearly tripled. Today, 10% of 2- to 5-year olds and more than 15% of children between the ages of 6 and 19 are overweight, which puts them at risk for disease and low self-esteem. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/healthyfuel/25065/ "Now more than ever, it is imperative that parents take the necessary steps to improve their children's nutritional health and help to encourage smart eating habits. Whether your child is a toddler or a teen, you can incorporate simple and healthy changes in their breakfast, lunch and snacks that will not only help them to lose weight but encourage them to eat healthy throughout the year," says Julie Upton, nutritional and fitness expert. Upton says, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and sets the nutritional tone for the rest of the day. Studies have shown that children who eat a healthy breakfast perform better during the school day. Therefore, it's imperative that you start your child off on the right foot with a good breakfast. A simple and nutritional breakfast is whole grain cereal with skim or low-fat milk. Also, incorporate fruits like blueberries, apples or bananas with the cereal." To help get out of the usual sandwich rut, Upton suggests swapping out sliced breads for spinach and tomato wraps and adding nutritional ingredients such as peanuts to top off a green salad. "As an after-school snack, instead of cookies or chips, try giving your child healthy and tasty snacks like pickles," says Upton. A popular favorite, pickles tempt the taste buds, pack a zesty punch and, best of all, kids love them! Also, pickles have no fat and few carbohydrates and calories. For those who like to buy organic products, Del Monte now makes a line of organic pickles. Their pickles are produced using environmentally friendly farming practices, without synthetic chemicals or genetically modified ingredients. "Simple healthy changes can do a world of good for you and your family's diet and lifestyle," says Upton. "Parents need to choose healthy food options when shopping for their family. By having healthy food options in their home, parents will not only dramatically affect their children's diet, but the entire family." For more information, please visit: www.delmontepickle.com Contact Info Elesia Carey (917) 291-9089
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