I put all my stuff I want them to have in reach and open the containers. I take the granola bars and some things out of the packages and put them in a basket in the cabinet.
|See how easy they can get to it and how healthy that cabinet is?!?!|
|See how I open all the containers..boys like to grab and go, they won't open a package..must be a man thing|
|This pic is crooked, but whatever, here is the fruit basket|
So why does it matter that are kids eat healthy?? They are kids and they have lots of energy already and they run around and burn it all off... WRONG!! Our generation of children, has the highest population of obesity and diabetes than any other in history. Our bodies are the same creation, they are just smaller. They need the same proper nutrition and hydration as adults. Not to add to the fact that they are still growing and developing, so actually, it's more important......
You may just see a tight waist band and a chubby tummy, but much more is happening on the inside. Just 5lbs of being over weight causes a set of series of changes in the body. That goes for children and adults. Look how earlier our kids are blooming these days..it's due to the products pumped with hormones and preservatives which causes hormone changes with in our bodies. It's not just about being over weight, either. They are now checking cholesterol levels at the age of 5! Children now have high triglycerides. The statistics show that one third of our child population has some form of diabetes!! They have type 1 (which is usually hereditary) , Type 2 which is on the rise big time from the sugar eating( formerly known as adult onset), pre-diabeters or metabolic syndrome x. Click on it to find our more from the mayo clinic. Oh, wow! Those are just a few problems our children are facing by eating a bunch of processed foods and sugar.
So, if you think I'm a little health crazy..you are right. I have seen these children myself in the ER..they come in, in DKA. That is a crisis of the body when the pancreas can not produce of insulin and the blood sugar rises rapidly and causes the body to be in acidosis. It shuts down the kidneys and can cause respiratory arrest. It's very life threatening. If we don't stop the trend now and teach are kids to eat healthy...that is where the future of this country is going to go..in a health crisis...
This book is great for kid tips and is cheap on amazon: