Late August signals the end of summer and back-to-school season. Did you know that everyday nutrition plays a huge role in boosting children’s immune systems? The overconsumption of sugar is one of the biggest threats to our kids. See below tips and recipes to keep kids healthy from Dr. Michael Goran; Ph.D. and Dr. Emily Ventura; Ph.D., co-authors of Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar That Are Putting Your Child’s Health at Risk and What You Can Do.
DIY, Packable, Prep-Ahead Snacks and Lunches:
Actionable and Easy Pro-Tips:
- Look for granola bars that don’t contain any refined oils, like mini-size Lara bars or Skout Kids bars.
- Avoid chips containing refined flours and oils but satisfy crunch cravings with products like Terra Chips Plantain Sea Salt (with coconut oil), Lesser Evil Himalayan Gold Popcorn, and Bare Apple Chips.
- Pack cut-up fruits and veggies with healthy dips like nut/seed butters (that don’t contain added sugars and oils) or hummus.
- Letting kids have a say in what goes into their lunches gets them excited about healthy eating It is a good way to teach them self-regulation.