kitchen with healthy, easy-to-eat foods that your kids like, say nutritionists
with the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of
Medicine. They offer these tips:
Don't forget the beverages. Healthy thirst quenchers include 100 percent
fruit juice, bottled water, low-fat milk, and frozen fruit juice "cubes" to
float in mineral water.
kids help shop for healthy mid-day meal and snack foods.
the refrigerator with individual cartons of 100 percent fruit juice and small
cans of fruit with pop-top lids, cut-up fruit, and pre-cut vegetables partnered
with a favorite dip. Freeze cartons of 100 percent fruit juice to serve
as "pops," or freeze grapes and slices of bananas for bite-size
healthy, crunchy snacks on hand, such as pretzels, breadsticks, whole-wheat
crackers, ready-to-eat cereals, baked "chips," and low-fat microwave popcorn.
grab 'n' go for lunchtime fixin's. Stock whole wheat bread and low-fat
deli meats and peanut butter for sandwiches; flour tortillas and low-fat
cheeses for microwavable quesadillas; ready-to-eat salad mixes and pre-cooked
chicken breasts for salads; and low-fat yogurt and granola for topping off