Posts Tagged ‘Food’

BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL

Children are always watching what happen around them, taking not of how the adult in their lives handle problems and deal with situations. With the amount of influence that kids get from their peers and from the media, it is very important that adult in their lives model the behavior they want children to emulate.

HOW TO BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL

Model healthy lifestyle, take your kids on walk and encourage physical activity. Eat healthy foods and do not engage on risky health behaviors.

Take your kids work with you and let them see you in places outside your house. They will see how you interact with others and observe the results of your hard work.

Get involved in activities in community and encourage your child to do the same. Allow your kids to see the world outside their home and get satisfaction of helping other people. This allows your kids to be role models for other people as well.

Model healthy relationship; do not let your kids see you fighting with your husband.

Resolve conflicts with your children in calm manner treat them with a respect and listen to what they are saying.

 Match your actions with your words, to be a good role model; you have to do what you say.

Make sure that you are unknowingly setting a bad example for your kids. If someone calls and you do not want to talk to them, do not tell your child to say you aren’t home. You do not want to pass on the message that it is all right to lie if it is convenient.

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STOP YOUR KIDS FROM OVEREATING

Overeating is one of the growing problem among children today, the number of kids under the age of 15 who been diagnosed with obesity has been increasing steadily over the past 5 years and now hovering around 15%. While obesity can be genetic it is also influenced by child’s environment and eating behaviors. In order to prevent this condition and help stop your kids from overeating, you must start by teaching them healthy habits and provide opportunities for exercise and play.

Set a good example for your child, children are keen observer and mimic what they see their parents doing. If you always eat and to go and choose fast food instead of healthy meals your child will pick up on it, make it routine to sit down at the table. Consume the same foods you want your child to eat.

Avoid using food as reward or punishment, do not tell your child that he won’t get cookies unless he does the dishes or that you buy him ice cream if he finishes his homework. Reward your child with sticker, activity or praise.

Establish eating schedule, children will be less likely to snack and overeat at mealtime if they know when they be sitting down to eat. Keep this in mind if you have younger children as they require more food because of their high metabolism and energy levels.

Serve variety of food, let your child pick which food they like to eat at snack time, offer them healthy choices only. Allow them to choose between carrot or pretzels, apple slices or banana.

Avoid letting your child sit on the floor in front of the television while eating a meal. If there is a program on television they like to watch while snacking, take time to set up a small table for them. Remember to give them correct portions, do not hand them entire package of food.

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FOOD HEALTHY FOR OUR KIDS

Providing healthy foods for our kids has become increasing concern, a lot of country has seen rising rates of obesity in young people. It means that more kids than ever before face higher risk of diabetes, high blood, and other illness.

  1. Incidence of obesity in children and teens has triple over last 20 years.
  2. Healthy choice, a food pyramid for kids can serve as a useful guide to healthy food for kids. Pyramid include: GRAINS, six ounce a day, whole grain cereals and bread are best. VEGETABLE, 2-1/2 cup every day. FRUITS, 1-1/2 cup every day, fresh, frozen and can fruits make better choice than juices which have high sugar levels. DAIRY, including cheese, milk, and yogurt, 2 cups every day for the kids up to eight years old and three cups for older kids and teens. MEAT AND BEANS, five ounce every day, lean meats such as chicken, fish, and turkey are best. Beans and nuts also provide protein.
  3. Healthy balance, a kid eats too much protein, to much sugar and salt and not nearly enough fruits and vegetables. The solution: better food choices. Buy low fat milk, fresh fruits and vegetables instead of soft drinks, sweets and packaged snacks.
  4. Check the labels, a food that seem healthy can contain surprisingly amount of sweetener or salty. Even foods labeled as diet can have lots of calories, when buying a food, review the ingredients labels and listed serving sizes carefully, choose a foods with low sugar, salt and fat contents.
  5. Most important meal, breakfast make a greats start of the day, a children who eat breakfast are better nourished, more alert and more likely to active during the day.
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IMPROVE YOUR CHILD FOCUS AT THE SCHOOL

Child attention span is less than adults but there are some surefire ways you can maximize your child ability to focus. Even though you cannot control what goes on the school you can optimize your child home life and environment with the right foods, habits and activities. If you invest the development of your child attention span and concentration it will be easier for your child to achieve the school success now and in the future.

  1. Minimize your child stress, emotional problem at home translate into distraction at the school. Talk any issues so they do not continue affecting your child outside the home.
  2. Get your child a habit of concentration, provide a quit place with limited distraction for your child to work on homework or some specific task.
  3. Feed your child a nutritious and healthy food, not only balance diet important for optimal mental health.
  4. Encourage your child to read, reading is one of a healthy pastime that allows your child to develop the kind of attention span they need for school success.
  5. Keep your children moving, physical activity increases blood circulation to the brain, which can improve concentration and even academic performance.
  6. Incorporate art into your child life, an artistic outlet is therapeutic for of expression, promotes creativity and allows child to develop and maintain focus.
  7. Teach your child to meditate, develop body awareness in children eight years old or younger by asking them to move different parts of their bodies.
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How to Start Your Own Baby Food Business Part # 4: Understanding Your Market

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Understanding your market is critical. As early as possible, before you launch your business, I encourage you to survey moms in your area to learn about their values, buying habits, and infant feeding ritual. An easy way to do this is to use online survey tools (there are dozens out there) to create your survey. Then send an email to all moms know, post a notice in a local mommy message boards, or send email an online community Yahoo! Groups that are targeted at parents. />

Not only will it help you learn about your target market but it will give you valuable data that can can use when discussing your business in the local media. />
Here are some of the questions and answer options that we used for the first year sprouts Baby Food survey ago.
How old is your baby
Which of the following best describes you?

If you’re a working mom, which of the following best describes your childcare support in-home childcare daycare center nurse

family members
Are you about food allergies?
Yes

Does your child have any food allergies?

YOUR BABY Feeding Did you breastfeed your baby?

How long did plan to breast feed your baby?

7-9 months 10-12 months

13-18 months 19-24 months 2 + years

How old is your baby when you started feeding her solid food?
3 months 4 months

5 months 6 months 7 months

8 months 9 months 10 months

11 months 12 months

Older Why did you start your baby on solids?

Advice from the book
advise from the website web forum

advice from another mom baby seems ready

Which
the following is often your source for feeding and childcare information?

book doctor
website web forum

family members other moms

Did your doctor give you enough information to help you feel confident about making decisions for feeding your baby?
Yes

What’s the most frustrating thing about introducing new foods to your baby
WHAT YOU feed YOUR BABY
that best describes your food most often to give your baby

Traditional store-bought baby food (jarred)
store-bought organic baby food (jarred)
Organic shop -bought baby food (frozen)

pureed food catered table baby food (such as sprouts)
Do you regularly give your baby formula?

No

Which of the following brand baby food you regularly use (please check all that apply).
n / a ‘I do not give my baby
commercial baby food Gerber baby food

Best Gerber Organic Baby Organic

Homemade Baby

Bohemian Baby Happy Baby TotPots

Mom Made Evie’s Organic edibles
Plum Organics Healthy Times

Bright beginnings

If you DO NOT make your own baby food, please give us the reasons why. (Check all that apply)
n / a ‘make my own baby food.
I think store-bought food is as good as what I can do at home.
I want to make my own baby food but I do not have the time.
If you DO make your own baby food, please give us the reasons why. (Check all that apply)
I think that fresh is best.
I want to choose my own components.
I think that the store-bought baby food contains a lot of sugars, starches, and fillers.
I do not want store-bought food is made to sit in the shop the shelves for 2 + years.

Is price a factor when feeding your baby

‘s not ‘I need to pay more for better quality food.

Yes ‘We are on a budget and can not afford to spend a great deal of baby food.
Yes’ I just do not believe in paying a lot for baby food.

Do you read the ingredient label baby food in store?

Yes, always
Yes, but only for baby food
If yes, what you are looking for labels

On average, how much you will pay for baby food (per game)?

$ 0.50 – $ 0.99

0:00 to 0:49 0:00 to 0:49 from 0.50 to 0.99

0.50-
0.00 0.99 ‘More
How much you pay for quality, fresh-made, organic baby food?

– 0:00 to 0:49 $ 0.99

0.50 to 0.99 0.50 to 0.99 0.00 to 0.49

0.00 ‘More
Generally, if few jars of baby food you buy each week?

More resturants

Before having a baby, how many times you eat out per month?
3-5 times per month 1-2 times per month br

Other After having a baby, how many times you eat out per month?
3-5 times per month 1-2 times per month

Other Since having a baby, ” child friendliness “(kids menu, high character, toys, etc.) an important factor when choosing a restaurant?
Yes

Are you more likely to frequent a good restaurant that is healthy, organic menu choices for your baby?

Yes
When dining out at a restaurant you …..?
Take baby food with

Order something off the menu for the baby (then mash it up)

Baby Shower? Baby Food!

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by autan

If you’re trying to avoid the wave of potluck casserols from taking over your fridge after your baby shower, consider a unique and tastey twist to your baby shower’s menu! Avoid over spending and too many left overs by serving “baby food”. Of course you don’t want to go out and buy as many as it would take to feed your party, so make your own. Who knows, it just might come in handy once baby arrives!
Easy and traditional baby shower food can be put into glass baby food jars to delight your guests. A Better Homes and Gardens Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe found on Kitchen Daily is a rich and delicious treat made with sourdough bread cubes, miniatures semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Your guests will savor this deletable pudding as well as get a kick out of eating from a baby food jar!
Another pudding idea for your baby shower food, Banana Pudding from The Joy of Baking combines deliciously creamy vanilla pudding with banana slices and vanilla cookies. This pudding will look great in clear baby food jars if you serve it as a trifle. Simply place crushed vanilla wafers in the bottom of the jars, spoon a layer of vanilla pudding over the cookies, top the pudding with slices of firm yet ripe bananas, and repeat until you fill the jar. Top with whipped cream and a vanilla wafer, and that’s it. You can make this even easier by using instant vanilla pudding if you wish instead of the pudding recipe.
Mini muffin tins can also be a way to serve food with the appearance of baby food at your baby shower. Food like tartlets, muffins, and cheesecakes can easily be baked in mini muffin tins for tiny treats. Creative Baby Shower Ideas has great recipes for desserts like Pecan Tartlets and Blueberry Cheesecake that would be easy to bake in a mini muffin tin. Dainty desserts such as these will look just like baby food, especially if you serve them alongside a pudding in a baby food jar.
If you want to serve a full meal at your baby shower, food of any sort can be presented as baby food, especially if you use actual homemade baby food recipes. Wholesome Baby Food is a valuable online resource for yummy recipes for baby food than even adults will enjoy eating. Menu ideas include serving grilled cheese sandwiches cut up in bite sizes, mini meatballs with ground beef or turkey, and broccoli and cheddar cheese nuggets. If you are having a brunch baby shower, why not serve baby omelets with eggs, milk, cheese, and finely chopped vegetables? If you’d like to serve a main dish in clear baby food jars, try Fish Curry with Coconut Milk, a tasty curry that is easy to serve in this fashion.