Get Your Kids on a Path to Healthy Eating. October is Children’s Health Month.
New York Pediatrician Douglas Puder, MD of Clarkstown Pediatrics in Nanuet and on staff at Nyack Hospital shares tips on healthy eating for busy families.
Nyack, N.Y. September 26, 2013 – It can be a challenge to feed everyone in the family healthy meals they’ll actually eat. Your children may have food allergies, or they could be picky eaters. They may be constantly asking for junk food they see advertised or prominently displayed on store shelves.
If your family finds it unrealistic to cut out high-fat, high-sugar foods altogether, try to limit as much as possible your children’s consumption of pizza, butter, cake and soda. Ideally, your menus will center around these five food groups:
Here are some ideas to get the whole family on the same page when it comes to nutritious meals.
While you may face obstacles while trying to get your kids to eat healthy meals and snacks, keep trying new ideas (you can find more at The American Dietetic Association’s Eatright website: http://www.eatright.org/kids/articles.aspx?topic=4295378575.) Instilling nutritious eating habits now will benefit your children for the rest of their lives.
Nyack Hospital is a 375-bed community acute care medical and surgical hospital located in Rockland County, NY. Founded in 1895, it is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and has partnered with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine providing clinical rotations to third-year medical students. Its mission is to provide competent, innovative and accessible emergency and acute care services to the residents of Rockland County and surrounding areas.