While the media, and now Mayor Bloomberg, are focused on obesity, this is just one of many side effects of overfeeding and under nourishing of our children. Kids today have higher levels of asthma, allergies, behavior problems, type 2 diabetes, obesity and even cancer than in years before. Many believe these health issues are connected to the poor quality food products Americans are putting into their bodies every day. You might say it is the by product of convenience. While measures like Bloomberg’s proposed ban on soda may help bring awareness to the obesity issue, it is not enough to make any real impact. Education is imperative. Wellness, cooking and food 101 should be taught in every class room.
Changing our kids diets, and trying to eliminate processed foods may seem time consuming and inconvenient, but with some proper planning, the transition to a healthy lifestyle can be fun and delicious!
Stay tuned for quick tips on how to make healthy snacking fit into your busy schedule and check out some of my yummy recipes so you and your family can become smart snackers!