Have you heard? Family meals have so many benefits for kids, including things like a protective effect against depression and drug addiction, as well as health benefits overall. That’s all good and well, but what happens for busy families where sitting down for mealtimes seems like a far off dream? Are the benefits of family meals really worth the stress they can cause?
The New Ways Nutrition Blog Archives
Variety. It’s one of the go-to words in the child nutrition world. We talk about it all the time. And we do our best to encourage parents to introduce as much variety as they can into their child’s diet. But at the same time, we also recommend parents avoid all forms of pressure at the meal table.
Have you ever put veggies in your grilled cheese sandwiches? If you haven’t, you are missing out! Veggies in grilled cheese sandwiches have become a family staple for us over the last few years, and they are my kids’ favorite meals.
It has gotten to the point where a grilled cheese sandwich with just cheese sounds too boring for me! I don’t think I ever would have thought that a few years ago.
All you have to do is walk down the aisle of any store that sells baby items to see boxes, containers, and pouches all proclaiming that their product is the snack that will set your baby up for life.
Puffs, teething crackers, yogurt melts, the list goes on and on of products that are specifically marketed to be used as snacks for babies. But do babies even really need snacks?
Milk is one of the most confusing topics out there for parents. There are so many questions about it! One of the more common questions I get is exactly how much milk should a 1 year old drink. Or even a 2 or 3 year old! It’s usually not as much as you think!
Have you ever heard the saying “Food before 1 is just for fun?” It’s a common saying that gets passed around parenting circles and online frequently. I imagine that when it was coined, the intention was to put parents’ minds at ease.
But while putting parents at ease is a great goal, this saying misses the mark.