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Posted by Shirley Brown : Monday, Jun 20, 2011

From the web to print there is a lot of information out there about nutrition and the “right way to eat”. With so much information it can often get confusing and overwhelming. Childhood obesity is still on the rise and it seems that most kids are not lacking food, but the education to make a nutritious food choice.

Here are a few fundamentals for getting your kids the nutrition they need. As a basic rule of thumb, the more colorful the better. Be careful not to confuse artificial color, with nature’s bright colors from the garden. Cut out processed foods, sugar, soda and fast food. Add in lots of vegetables, fruits and lean proteins like fish and poultry. And don’t forget to eat healthy fats, like nuts and avocados.

I have a few blogs I regularly read that supply informative and interesting content. Food Renegade, is one of them. Food Renegade is run by a mother, who is also a nutritional and wellness coach. She has now authored a book; Real Food Nutrition FOR KIDS. It includes lesson plans on nutrition for elementary age kids. The book starts with the basics like digestion and goes over much more about nutrition and nutrients. If you are looking for a helpful resource for you and your kids, this is it.

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