Every year, October rolls around bringing with it candy corn and peanut butter cups. This then transitions into a season of pumpkin and pecan pies followed by holiday cookies. It is possible to let children enjoy the treats of the season while still maintaining their health, wellness and balance. These practical tips for a healthy holiday season can help you navigate this season of kids and treats.
Is juice healthy for kids? As a certified nutrition counselor, I feel that juice should be consumed more as a treat than as a liquid to be sipped on throughout the entire day. Even juice that is labeled “100% Fruit Juice” is high in sugar, lacks fiber and has played a part in the rise of the childhood obesity epidemic. Children can consume many calories from juice without ever feeling full due to the fact juice does not increase satiety levels (how full you feel).
I made this infographic as an attempt to clarify some of the most salient points from the years of research done on these topics. And, a lot of the good stuff baked into the design of Nomster Chef was inspired by this work.