Tag Archives: Nutrition

senior healthy eatingJust like when we are kids, our food tastes and preferences change over the years as well as the number calories we need at various stages in life.  We also have a need for different nutrients at different ages.  As we age, and with such a large number of "baby boomers" over 55 and above, there's a lot of increased information "out there" about how you should eat when.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe all know how important it is that our kids eat healthy, move every day, and start the day with a healthy breakfast to stay focused in school.  We also know, the seemingly millions of reasons that obesity is bad for children (and all of us).  We found an article regarding children, obesity and school performance and were astounded by what was revealed.  This article is from last summer, but WOW,.
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Yes, breakfast really IS important!  You've probably always or often heard it's the most important meal of the day, but why?  Breakfast provides the fuel we need to get our day started, to let our bodies know it's time to move and get on with the day.  How do you feel when you don't eat breakfast?  Are you able to stay focused and accomplish the things you need to?  Skipping breakfast, does not set up your day for success.  Skipping breakfast can make kids irritable.
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childhood obesity20-25 years ago, were we having any discussion about childhood obesity?  Our "too-busy" lifestyles today have led so many of us to look for ways to conveniently do everything, including meals.  Video games, tv, smart phones all provide wonderful distractions for children who used to go outside to play so getting daily exercise wasn't a problem. Here's an interesting article on how adolescent bariatric surgery can help " reverse previously undiagnosed cardiovascular.
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