Healthy Living for You and Your Children

We all want what is best for our children. In my case, it has been very important to me right from the beginning that my son live a healthy lifestyle. I didn’t exactly know back when he was first born what all that would entail, but I have learned three essential rules that I believe promote healthy living for the whole family. *Eat a nutritional and well-balanced diet. Before my son was able to eat “real” food, I never put much thought into the quality of food I was eating and/or preparing for our meals. Once he was able to join us for meal time and ask/beg for food, I realized very quickly that the food I provided for us …

How Parents Can Affect Their Children’s Weight

Recent studies have shown that there is an increasing trend in the number of overweight and obese children. In fact, there are estimates that say up to 15% of the children in UK fit this description. It is a sad fact, to say the least. Some experts go so far as to say that because of the children’s bad eating habits and lack of exercise, more and more parents will end up burying their own children. So, what can the parents do about this? Here are eight thoughts to ponder and hopefully take action on. Obesity and excess weight gain are usually a direct result of poor eating habits and lack of exercise. The key here is to provide your …

How to Prevent Child Obesity

In America today, it is estimated that over 65% of the population is overweight with around 30% being at least clinically obese. Even more alarming is the estimation that 15% to 20% of the country’s children are overweight with nearly one third being at least clinically obese. Now more than ever, something needs to be done to reverse this growing trend and prevent it from becoming an even bigger epidemic than it already is. By sitting back and allowing our children to become overweight and eventually obese, we are in effect severely shorting their lives. The main ingredient in helping to eliminate child obesity is recognition. As parents, we can not take the stand that it is healthy for our …

How To Get Your Toddler To Eat Well

Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters. Not a parent exists that hasn’t worried about their toddlers eating habits at one time or another. Some worry their toddlers aren’t eating enough, others worry that their toddlers are eating too much, and still others worry that their toddlers aren’t eating a wide enough variety of different foods. The good news is that if you do things right, you can set your toddler on a path to good eating indefinitely. How do you do it? First and foremost, know that when it comes to eating most toddlers are just learning about food, and just starting to develop habits. You don’t want to force food on your toddler at any time, or suggest that they …

3 Reasons Why You Should Feed Your Baby Organic Baby Food

Are you a new parent? If you are, you may be looking for safe and healthy foods to feed your baby. When doing so, you will find that you have a small number of options. Unfortunately, a large number of baby foods currently on the market cannot be considered completely natural. If this causes you concern, you may want to take the time to examine organic baby food. As nice as it is to hear that organic baby food is safe and healthy to feed your baby, you may be looking for reasons why you should do so. After all organic food is known for its increased prices. There are many first time parents who wonder if the cost is …