Well, historically the answer is probably yes, as children of the 1970s can attest.
But is it the best idea? Nope.
Ensuring kids eat healthy is an ongoing challenge and becomes an even bigger issue when the kids are out of school and left to make their own dietary decisions.
“It’s always a bit more difficult this time of year because they are out of school and less regimented,” said Dr. Keith Kantor, author of the new children’s nutrition book The Green Box League Of Nutritious Justice (Effective Press U.S., $35.06; $15.06 for Kindle edition).
“When people are less regimented it’s harder to get them to follow a routine. So you have to come up with fun and innovative ways to get them to lead a healthy lifestyle.”
A healthy lifestyle that will hopefully become a lifelong one. Kantor points out that U.S. Centers for Disease Control says 75 percent of all chronic diseases are nutrition related.
A good place to start is to engage kids in the whole process of eating well, starting with shopping and then food preparation and serving. For example, get little ones to come up with names they will like….READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.
Dr. Kantor’s greatly anticipated new children’s book, The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice, is now available. Be sure to order this highly reviewed book, filled with healthy living tips for the whole family. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.