How many parents feed their kids different meals than they themselves eat at home? We say it’s because they are “picky eaters” or they just won’t like what we eat; but setting a good example for kids at the table is the best way to reinforce healthy eating habits. Don’t know where to start? A registered Dietitian can help you on your path to healthy family meals.
Teen Dieting, Eating Disorders Can Continue Into Adulthood
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from a study in JADA
“Given that dieting, unhealthy weight control behaviors, and binge eating increase risk for both eating disorders and obesity, it is important for parents and others involved with young people to discourage the use of these behaviors,” Neumark-Sztainer said. “Parents should look for warning signs such as excessive preoccupation with weight, skipping meals and changes in mood.”
Read more: Teen Dieting, Eating Disorders Can Continue Into Adulthood http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/health/teen-dieting-eating-disorders-study-june-24-2011#ixzz1QUqL4FcR
In light of the new “my plate” graphic that recently replaced the food guide pyramid (choosemyplate.gov) I thought I’d share a photo of my dinner plate from last night.
Grilled chicken breast that was marinated in light italian dressing, a garden salad topped with orange slices, and grilled summer squash. Simple summer foods on a busy week night.
Nobody wants to knowingly consume pesticides, but the current risk of pesticides on whole fruits and vegetables is smaller than the risk to your health if you don’t eat fruits and vegetables at all. So how can you eat healthy and reduce your risk from pesticides?
1. Wash all your fruits and vegetables well by rubbing the whole produce under running water. You can use a vegetable scrubber brush on heartier produce such as potatoes and apples.
2. Peel when necessary. The skin of many fruits and vegetables contain a good portion of the fiber and vitamins and minerals, but better to eat only the flesh of a fruit than to not eat it at all if you are concerned with the levels of pesticides on the outside of the fruit.
3. Eat a variety of produce and buy organic when possible–but still practice numbers one and two!