Welcome to a new category of my blog simply called ‘Healthy Tips.” Many times, when I write articles for various publications, I need to find sources for the story. Recently, I wrote an article for Yahoo Shine (click here) about keeping kids healthy. I was looking for experts and parents to chime in and give their favorite ‘tips’ to help kids (and their families) lead a healthy lifestyle.
The feedback for the story was amazing. The sources had some fantastic points of view that could not be ignored, and I thought their opinions should be viewed on the Your Health Journal web site.
So, enjoy my new series, with some ‘great’ insight from some ‘great’ people giving exceptional and educational points of view.
“The most important Tip that has helped my family is reducing and eliminating soda and fruit juices. Our children drink low fat milk for breakfast, one 4-ounce container of 100% juice, and the rest of the day is filled with water. Simply eliminating juice and soda from our house allowed our entire family to quickly nip this habit.”
“This article was an eye opener for our family- According to the CDC, “empty calories from added sugars and solid fats contribute to 40% of daily calories for children and adolescents aged 2-18 years, affecting the overall quality of their diets. Approximately, half of these empty calories come from six sources: soda, fruit drinks, dairy desserts, grain desserts, pizza, and whole milk.” http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/nutrition/facts.htm”
– Mandy Curry, Co-Founder, Healthy Kids Inc.