In The Kids Nutrition Spotlight This Week:
There is a slew of information out there on the web about kids nutrition and health…not to mention all the amazing recipes and cooking ideas! It can be overwhelming to sift through all this and wonder what is REALLY most helpful for you to know.
So, here on my Weekly Kids Nutrition post, I sift through all the info for you and share the most important highlights. Consider this your week-in-review when it comes to recent kids’ health and nutrition info!
coffee refreshing drink, kick your feet up, and enjoy these weekly nuggets! Then, be sure to let me hear your feedback on this in the comments at the end.
In The News
Iron Supplements Boost Anemic Kids’ Physical, Cognitive Health
New research from the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows how iron supplementation creates a positive improvement in physical growth and IQ among anemic primary school children.
“The researchers found that anemic children who received iron supplements had higher cognitive scores than children in the control groups. They also showed substantial improvement in IQ scores and other cognitive tests. Children who received iron supplements were also slightly taller for their age and had improved weight-for-age when compared with children who did not receive the supplements.” ~Janice Wood, Associate News Editor for PsychCentral
Is your child deficient in iron? Could they benefit from safe, natural supplementation? If you are unsure whether your child struggles with anemia or not, our Kids Symptom Assessment can help answer that question quickly and easily.
New Amazon Book: “Go-Faster Food for Kids” by Kate Percy
A new book coming out on Amazon this month–“Go Faster Food for Kids” provides tasty recipes for active and athletic kids. Foods to fuel their bodies and their brains.
Recipes include things like: *Banana Buttermilk Blinis *Spiced Apple Pancakes *Maple & Almond Crisp *Sweet Chilli Pork Burgers *Chicken mango Fajitas *Chilli Chocolate Chicken *Potato Rösti *Home Baked Beans *Go Faster Energy bars *Power Smoothies and Recovery Shakes
Looks like a great find!
Food Around The Web
Photos Tell All: A Week Of Groceries Around The World
Not sure how I stumbled upon this webpage, but it is definitely worth looking, learning and sharing with your kids. This post from NutritionNews.com contains simply photos from 20 different families in 20 different countries and what a week’s worth of groceries looks like for each. I’ll let you decide how America stands up in this visual comparison. All I can say is, “Give me Italy or Guatemala!”
Recipe: Kid-Friendly Baked Apple Dessert
Another wonderful, healthy recipe from SuperHealthyKids.com. The apples are filled with a pumpkin streusel mix of oats, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger.
Recipe: Greek Salad Dressing, 5 Ingredients, 5 Minutes
Still buying store-bought dressings? An easy way to improve your family’s nutrition is to make a quick Greek salad dressing from scratch. This is one of our personal favorites, and we have used it over a variety of vegetable mixes.
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Until next week!