Category Archives: Kid’s Nutrition

How Healthy Are Subway Kids Meals?

Subway, the fast-food restaurant chain founded in 1965, has long prided itself on being the healthy alternative to the likes of KFC and McDonald’s. With the launch of its Fresh Fit Meals for Kid menu in 2007, the company further staked its claim as the industry leader in providing low-fat, nutrient-dense meals that meet the…

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Calorie Counts for Kids

Obesity in kids has reached epidemic levels. Experts estimate that 17 percent of kids are overweight and another 14 percent are obese. It’s believed that two-thirds of these overweight kids will become overweight adults. Although a lack of physical activity and poor eating habits have likely contributed to this rise in obesity, another big problem is…

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Kraft Removing Artificial Dyes, Preservatives from Macaroni and Cheese

Mealtimes just got a little less orange. Kraft Foods has announced that they are changing the recipe of its iconic Macaroni & Cheese, eliminating synthetic colors and artificial preservatives in early 2016 for consumers in the United States, and by the end of 2016 for consumers in Canada. “Starting in January 2016, Original Kraft Macaroni & Cheese…

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Spiralized Veggies for a Healthy Diet

What’s up with spiralizing vegetables, and is this a trend worth looking into? In our opinion, it’s a delicious way to serve vegetables and will only gain popularity as word spreads and people try it. And it’s a fantastic way to add more vegetables into your family’s diet in a less obvious way. What Does…

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Summer Foods: Healthy, Hydrating, and Easy

We all know summertime is hot, especially for those who live in southern or desert climates. It’s important to stay hydrated while the temperatures are warm, and luckily there are some healthy ways to enjoy summer and stay hydrated at the same time. Hydration Recommendations What do our bodies really need to stay hydrated? The following…

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How Kids Can Help With Thanksgiving Prep

At this time of year, as we anticipate Thanksgiving, we can easily get stressed due to cooking duties, gatherings, house preparations, and more. A way to relieve that holiday stress is to plan and spread out the preparation and to keep in the forefront of our thoughts that this time of thanks, family, and delicious food…

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Healthy Snacking for Kids

Keeping up with your growing child means making sure they have the fuel they need to thrive. For many parents, planning healthy meals the whole family will eat gets most of the focus, but it’s important not to forget about snacking. Kids have different nutritional needs and energy requirements at each age (not to mention…

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13 Smart After School Snacks

Picture this: Your child gets home from school and has 15 minutes before getting in the car again for the next activity. You know her school lunch break is at 10:30 a.m. so there’s no doubt she’ll be ravenous.  Having a healthy snack ready for her to grab and go is crucial. A great (and…

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10 Dietitian Approved Snacks for Kids

Hunger often strikes between meals, and for kids especially, we need healthy alternatives to fill that hunger hole and add some nutrition at the same time. Snacking is part of a healthy diet. Keeping our hunger levels in check with healthy snacks helps us make healthy choices for our next meal. Here are some healthy…

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A Healthy Breakfast Guide for Busy School Mornings

Breakfast for children is, in fact, a very important meal to get the day started off right. Why? After sleeping and growing during the night, kids need to refuel their bodies for the day ahead.  Breakfast provides energy for the morning and eating breakfast can lead to increased classroom concentration. Can you imagine trying to…

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