August 25, 2016

Tips for Parents Regarding AHA Recommendations on Added Sugars

The American Heart Association (AHA) is now recommending that children between the age of two and 18 limit their consumption of added sugars to less than 25 grams per day, equivalent to about six teaspoons. The recommendations also state that added sugars can be safely consumed in low amounts as part of a healthy diet, but that intake should be reduced due to limited physical activity in most children and adolescents.

What does this mean for you as a parent? Drastic changes to your child’s diet may result in your child not eating enough or wasting food. However, there are easy ways to include sweet taste while also improving your child’s overall diet quality.

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May 12, 2016

Quick Tip: EGGcellent Source of Vitamins

May is National Egg Month. Did you know eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet? One egg contains Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Selenium, and decent amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Zinc. All of these vitamins with 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats.

What is your favorite way to eat an egg?


Photo courtesy of Flickr user Felicia

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May 5, 2016

Quick Tip: Get the Scoop on Avocados

Did you know avocados are one of the best foods you can eat? Not only are they delicious, but avocados are packed with nutrients and heart-healthy compounds.  Avocados are good sources of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium and lutein.

1007092449_c6925da254_z Photo courtesy of Flickr user threelayercake

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