September 29, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Administrator @ 5:22 pm

Vadim Fitness Studio now presents monthly Nutrition Seminars. Please join us for:

Portion Measuring and Control
moderated by
Tamra Rosenfeld, Registered Dietitian

Saturday October 24th at 10:00-11:00 AM
Tuesday October 27th at 6:30-7:30 PM

Fee: $20 per person
Reservations are required and space is limited
Call (914) 725-9553 to reserve your spot.

495 Central Park Ave., Suite 207, Scarsdale, NY 10583

September 26, 2009

Nutrition for Children

Filed under: By Tamra Rosenfeld — Administrator @ 3:06 pm

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Children today have higher rates of obesity, diabetes, and even high cholesterol then ever before. As early as infancy a child can develop poor eating habits. It is never too late to teach healthy eating to your child. Here are some tips:

1. Let child decide how much they want to eat. Don’t be concerned if you think they ate too little or too much at a meal. A child will be able to self-regulate.

2. Offer foods several times. Children often change their food preferences.

3. Keep regular meal times and snack times. If possible 3 balanced meals and 2-3 healthy snacks per day are optimal.

4. Offer child breakfast soon after they wake up. Several studies have shown better cognitive ability in children who eat breakfast.

5. Limit juices, soda, and other sugary beverages. Stick with water and low fat or skim milk. A child should limit whole milk after 2 years of age.

6. Have child help with food shopping and food preparation. Make meals colorful and add plenty of variety.

7. Offer lean protein, plenty of vegetables, and whole grains for each meal. For snacks offer fruit or low fat dairy products such as low fat yogurt or cheese.

8. Choose less processed foods; processed foods are very high in sodium and unhealthy fat.

9. Make mealtime a fun, relaxed setting. If possible eat with your child. Eat at the table, sitting down. Leave the television off.

10. Most importantly children learn from example. If you eat healthy they will learn to eat healthy too.

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