Monday, February 28, 2011

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, sponsored by the American Dietetic Association. 

I hear from a lot of my friends about their toddlers and young children eating only bagels, mac and cheese, and chicken nuggets.  My daughter has not yet turned into the proverbial picky eater, but I imagine she will at some point.  I like the nutrition guidelines, recipes, and tools on the Kids Eat Right website, and already turn to them for ideas for injecting more variety into her diet. 

I also plan to involve her in gardening, cooking, and baking, as soon as she is able to do so safely.  I keep hearing that children who help grow and prepare their own food are more willing to try new foods and eat more fruits and veggies.  There are lots of resources out there to help you and your child get started, including these fun and interactive card decks from Barefoot Books:

Bon appetit!

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