Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition Series: Introduction

Nutrition is a critical part of any healthy lifestyle.  This is a big reason why eating healthy must start when we are kids.  As parents, we have the responsibility to ensure that our children learn how to eat healthy and live healthy.

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Kids are so dependent on us as parents or guardians.  I recently took a continuing education course for my Fitness Nutrition Certification for Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition. As a new stepmom to two growing boys, one a child and one a teen, I wanted to learn more about how I can help them grow healthier.  After completing the course, I knew I had to share it with my readers!

So this series was born.

I have broken down the series into the topics I think most affect us as parents of young children:

  • Assessing Nutrition and What is the Right Amount to Eat 
  • Eating Behaviors and Tips for Picky Eaters
  • Cholesterol and Childhood Obesity
  • Food Allergies and Sensitivities

I’d like to thank the author of this course, Kala Shipley, RD, LD.  The course itself is invaluable for those of us in the professional field of nutrition but as parents we can also gain insight from it.  You can read more about Kala and the course here.

Next up we will tackle the first topic: Assessing Nutritional Needs and finding the right foods and amounts to feed our kids. 

 

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