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Starting the Day off with Fresh Orange Juice

There is nothing like having a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning to start your kids day off with a great start. In fact, getting the kids involved in the making process will be create a fun morning exercise that will have them excited throughout their day. Exposing your kids to real food at an early age helps them fall in love with the taste of clean unprocessed food and sets a better eating habit for their life. Join us and make freshly squeezed orange juice with your little one(s):

  1. Carefully rinse Organic Oranges
  2. Tightly squeeze, roll the oranges firmly with the palm of your hand across the counter or table to soften them up.
  3. Slice the orange in half and remove the seeds
  4. Grip one of the orange halves tightly and squeeze it by hand, using a plain juicer to coax all the juice out or use a juice machine.
  5. Enjoy a yummy, cold glass of freshly squeezed, orange juice.

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Healthy Babies Are Happy Babies™

Starting your kid on a lifetime of good eating habit in today’s society can be very challenging with both parents working to make ends meet or a single parent having to pick-up a second job along with endless after school activities. With such hectic lifestyles trying to balance work and parenthood, it is difficult for parents to watch their own diet let alone that of their children. It is thus not surprising that parents are easily lured by ‘fast foods’

 

 

With childhood obesity and diabetes on a persistent rise it is important now more than ever for parents to introduce a healthy eating habit

 

Some few recommendations to help you stay on track

 

Be a great role model: it is very important not only to make healthy foods readily available but also to set a good example. Don’t eat junk food and expect your kids to eat healthy wholesome meals – kids mirror their parents.

 

Meal planning:  get back to the basics, take your kids to your local farmers’ market, have fun planning and buying fresh produce for diner and have everyone help in the kitchen. Kids will likely eat what they help to make.

 

Idolize wholesome treats: Don’t make the wrong foods a special treat for your kids. Dessert, if needed should be fresh fruits like juicy organic mango, organic apricot, organic papaya, organic pineapple etc.

 

No “clean plate club”: As parents, there is the tendency that you know what is good for your kids but remember that babies have an innate feeling of when they are full and forcing them to eat makes them to lose that sense. Kids will eat when they are hungry.

 

Did you say juice?: Offer your kids fresh clean water, statistics shows kids who consume more than 16ozs of juice are at an increased risk of obesity and poor bone density

 

Family outdoor fun: keep your kids active and away from the TV

 

Healthy snacks: Your kid will eat what you bring home from the store so make it a point of buying only healthy wholesome snacks for your kids. Instead of regular jelly you can buy the 100% juice sweetened jelly, subtle changes like these go a long way and keep your kids away from harm’s way

Yummy Spoonfuls Rated # 1 Baby Food 

Above all 12 Leading competitors:

BEST TASTE, BEST OVERALL,FIVE STARS!

–Cookie magazine readers’ panel, January 2009

http://www.yummyspoonfuls.com/media/cookie-mag-jan2008.htm

 

 

Free Workshop, make healthy snacks at home

Have a newborn or toddler?  Planning on welcoming one into your household in the near future? 
Now is the perfect time to begin thinking about what you will feed your baby. 

Allow North Fulton Regional Hospital and Yummy Spoonfuls™ Organic Baby Food to provide you with information and tips for making your own simple, healthy, organic snacks.  It’s easier (and cheaper!) than you think

 

Featuring:  Free health & nutrition tips, free food samples, snack preparation demonstration, and much, much more!!!

 

 

Thursday February 26th , 2009

North Fulton Regional Hospital

CLASSROOMS

3000 Hospital Boulevard

Roswell, GA  30076

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Admission:FREE!!! But registration

is required Call 770.751.2660.

How Balanced is your table?

 

There is an innate satisfaction within us as parents that we all experience when our babies reach each and every milestone. From something as simple as their very first smile to a huge challenge like being ready for table food, each step makes us proud.

We can’t wait for our babies to turn one year old and have the pediatrician tell us, “Your baby is now ready for table food and can eat what ever the rest of the family is eating”. Taking allergies into consideration, most of us feel from there on is a “free for all”.

Although your baby is ready to join the rest of the family at meals, we should always remember that the dietary needs we have as adults are not necessarily appropriate for our growing babies. For example, babies need more calories than adults to sustain the growth of muscle, tissue and bone that takes place throughout childhood.

During the first two years of life fat is needed due to the fact that it is the most concentrated source of energy and it is also important for healthy development of the brain and nervous system. Without enough fat in the diet a child would need to burn protein for energy*.  On the other hand, experts tells us that children over five should limit calorie from fat

At the early stages babies are a busy bundles of endless activity with bodies that are in a state of growth and development. They need a constant supply of highly nutritional building blocks not only free of chemicals but equally high in protein, essential fats, complex carbohydrates, and a full complement of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to fuel their active life style.

Thus the question, HOW BALANCED IS YOUR TABLE FOOD AND IS IT APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR GROWING BABY?

Some tips to help you make the right choices:

  • Taking into consideration how tiny baby tummies are and given the fact that they can only take so many bites a day, efficiency is of the utmost importance
  • Make sure the diet includes  good calories, protein, calcium, whole grains and other complex carbohydrates, veggies and fruits 
  • Feed babies food that satisfy more than one nutritional requirement i.e. whole grain will satisfy the need for complex carbohydrates and iron
  • Do not feed babies ‘empty’ calories. Make every bite count. Whenever you want to feed something to your baby, ask yourself what nutritional role is that little bite going to play? Remember that every bite your baby takes is a nutritional opportunity for you to nourish your baby with the very best.

    Here at Yummy Spoonfuls, as always, our goal is bringing wholesome convenience to busy parents without all the added junk. Our Chunky Yummy (stage 3) is table food, made especially for babies, which parents will also enjoy. There are choices like, Organic Rice Medley and Organic Adzuki Bean Porridge.  Check out our website for a complete list and pictures of our selection.

    * Your pediatrician might advise on low fat diet if baby is overweight.