Delicious Do-it-Yourself Snacks For Kids

Word Count: 307 Summary: Nearly seven million American children come home from school to an empty house, clamoring for a quick, appetizing snack only to settle for junk food. But instead of reaching for the sweets during those cool after-school days or hot summer nights, kids can put on the chef’s hat and prepare their own easy, tasty snacks that are just as satisfying. Keywords: Delicious Do-it-Yourself Snacks For Kids Article Body: Nearly seven million American children come home from school to an empty house, clamoring for a quick, appetizing snack only to settle for junk food. But instead of reaching for the sweets during those cool after-school days or hot summer nights, kids can put on the chef’s hat …

Kids’ Calcium Consumption Is Key Concern For Parents

Word Count: 366 Summary: Most children and adolescents are at risk for bone fractures and osteoporosis. Keywords: Kids’ Calcium Consumption Is Key Concern For Parents Article Body: Parents play a key role in ensuring their children meet the daily requirements of calcium intake, according to a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report also states that most children and adolescents are at risk for bone fractures and osteoporosis later in life due to low calcium consumption when they’re young. Three servings of low-fat milk, cheese or yogurt, or up to 1,300 milligrams of calcium depending on age, are recommended each day to build strong bones. “Parents and caregivers often know the importance of calcium, but aren’t sure …

If Sugar is bad for you, Are Sugar Substitutes Better Instead?

Everyone knows that sugar is not a good part of a healthy diet and so many people are turning to sugar substitutes in order to get their sweet tooth fulfilled, but, are these substitutes in reality better than sugar or are there more things hidden under the surface of these “healthier” alternatives than meets the eye? Let’s take a closer look at some of these substitutes and see which ones are better and which ones may be better to avoid. SUCRALOSE, sold under the name splenda, is useful as a one to one substitute for sugar. Sucralose is made from sugar and is used to make splenda which tastes like sugar. Sucralose has no calories but does not measure, look …

How to Succeed With Your Diet

Typically, when thinking of the word diet, we think temporary. Spring breaks, weddings and even weekend beach trips will get us to lose some weight. Unfortunately, these short term diets don’t work. They are unhealthy and once you stop them, your weight will come back. Studies show you’ll be heavier than when you started. Instead of diet, think lifestyle change. This doesn’t mean you have to give up fried chicken, pizza or even chocolate. Eating is a big part of our lives and should be enjoyed. An important concept to understand is moderation. If you can’t live without fried chicken, eat it, just not everyday. Plus if you have it less, you’ll enjoy it more. Going from your favorite unhealthy …

How To Know If You Are Eating Too Much Salt

For most of us, eating healthfully means cutting down on salt. Even if cutting down your salt intake won’t reduce your waist measurement, it’ll make you a healthier person, better able to follow your weight management programme. But it’s not that simple. Have you ever been confused by the nutritional labels on food? Salt or sodium, what’s the different? Salt is the general name given to sodium chloride. 6g of salt contains about 2.5g of sodium. It’s the sodium in salt that can lead to health problems. For example, sodium can lead to higher than recommended blood pressure. It’s important that you educate yourself to avoid over indulging on salt. You may feel that by reducing your calorie intake and …