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Importance of Greens For Your Kids

Importance of Greens For Your Kids The cartoon character "Popeye" would swallow a whole tin of spinach and watch his biceps grow tenfold in size to the absolute delight of his nutritionally correct belle, "Olive Oil". The beneficial effects of Fruit and Vegetables, of which there are many, are not quite as dramatic as Popeye would suggest. They are, however, quite real and tangible. Lets begin with...

Food Pyramid Power

How to use the Food Pyramid Each represents one serving. The number of servings needed each day for adults and children is indicated on the Food Pyramid. Servings in each group or shelf are interchangeable. For example, to get at least 4 servings from the Fruit and Vegetable shelf you could have: Food item Serving Half glass fruit juice 1 1 portion vegetables...

Is Your Child's Diet healthy - Food Pyramid Puzzle - Just For Kids

Is Your Child's Diet healthy How often does your child eat breakfast? a) Most days. b) 3-5 times a week. c) Twice a week. How often does your child eat a breakfast cereal? a) Most days. b) 3-5 times a week. c) Twice or less a week. How many servings of bread, cereals and potatoes does your child eat every day? (1 serving =1 slice of bread or 1 potato or 1 bowl of cereal or 2 tablespoons of rice/...

Healthy Eating Guidelines when shopping

Healthy Eating Guidelines when shopping TRY TO Eat a variety of different foods using the Food Pyramid as a guide. Eat the right amount of food to be a healthy weight and exercise regularly. Eat four or more portions of Fruit and Vegetables every day. Eat more foods rich in starch - bread, cereals, potatoes, pasta and rice. Eat more foods rich in fibre - bread and cereals (especially wholegrain), potatoes...

Food Pyramid balances foods

Food Pyramid balances foods The Food Pyramid balances foods in the amounts needed to make sure that you get all of the energy and vitality you need. You can see at a glance that most of your food should come from the bread, cereals and potato shelf and from the Fruit and Vegetables shelf with a smaller, but important contribution from milk, cheese and yogurt and from meat, fish and alternatives...

Ten Ways To Enjoy More Fruit and Vegetables

Make sure Fruit and Vegetables are always at the top of your shopping list and choose lots of different kinds. For a good start to the day have a half glass of fruit juice every morning. Choose orange juice often. Add chopped fruit to your breakfast cereal-try banana, apple or dried fruit. A real munch and crunch feast! Add mashed banana to bread, toast or scones as...

Four or more a day good news for Fruit & Vegitables

A recent survey carried out by the Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health found that Irish people are eating more Fruit and Vegetables than they did five years ago. However, our intake of these healthy foods is still below the recommended Four or More portions a day. The survey found that on average three portions of Fruit and Vegetables are eaten daily....

Low-Salt Diet

This is a normal diet, restricted only in certain foods that have excessive salt or sodium. Avoid serving your child canned and prepared frozen foods. Read all labels carefully. Attempt to keep the child's total sodium intake below 3.5 grams per day. FOODS ALLOWED OMITTED BEVERAGES All tea, coffee, milk (sodium-free) No restrictions BREAD AND CEREALS...

Low-Fat Diet

Most diet experts agree that Americans eat too much fat. A low-fat diet in children beyond infancy can help prevent obesity and the dangers it causes to health. Use the diet suggestions below for general good health or for dietary treatment of your child's condition as recommended by your doctor. Portions recommended are for children age ten or older. Younger...

Allergy Diet

Many children suffer allergic reactions after eating certain foods. This diet is used to prevent or reduce those reactions by eliminating the offending foods from your child's diet. FOODS ALLOWED OMITTED HIGHLY SEASONED FOODS Highly seasoned foods BEVERAGES Tea Carbonated beverages Cereal beverages, such as Ovaltine. Coffee Cola beverages...

Milk-Restricted Diet

This diet is used to treat a child's lactose intolerance and milk allergy. Lactose Intolerance - Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose, the form of sugar found in milk. This intolerance is commonly found in several ethnic groups, including blacks, American Indians, Mexican-Americans, and Orientals. For infants...

Well-Balanced Diet

The well-balanced diet is for all people whose condition does not require dietary treatment. There are no restrictions in types of foods that may be consumed as part of this diet. Quantities consumed depend upon your child's size and age. This diet provides the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research...

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

For the crust: 1 cup oats 1-1/2 teaspoon tub style margarine 1/2 cup honey crunch-style wheat germ 3 tablespoon brown sugar 1 egg white For the pie: 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese 4 ounces cream cheese, reduced fat neufchatel 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 3 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 2 egg whites Preheat oven to 325...

Potato Medallions With Chive Sauce

Ingredients: 1-1/2 tablespoon light margarine 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoon water 1 teaspoon chives 1 large sweet potato, cooked, slightly cooled 1 large baked potato, cooked, slightly cooled Melt margarine in small pot on stove. Add juice, water, and chives, then heat until warmed through. Set aside. Remove skin from potatoes. Slice into 1/4-inch medallions....

Portobella Mushroom Stuffing

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large Spanish or Vidalia onion, chopped 4 celery stalks, sliced 8 ounces sweet Italian turkey sausage, diced 5 ounces small portobella mushrooms, sliced 3 large Golden Delicious apples, cored and chopped 12 slices stale whole-wheat bread, cubed 1/2 cup fresh sage, chopped 2-1/2 cups to 3 cups canned "1/3 less"-sodium chicken...