Hi and welcome to the kids nutrition blog!
Here you can find all the articles and blog posts that I write for you. Go ahead and take a look around.
Did you hear about the latest study on kids and internet use? It said that max 2 hours a day is acceptable for older children. And even just half an hour for those under 2 can be bad for them. They also talked about zombie children, those who spend more than 5 hours a day watching videos or playing online games. Hm... something to think about.
Off to the store to buy a lot of healthy vegan food for the home! It is good to do some big shopping once in a while to make it easier the other days. I need coconut sugar, nuts, fruits, chia seeds, coconut milk and a lot more
Pets are great to have in a family. The children have an other soul to give their love to. A being that's always there, no matter what. A being that can never be angry at them and shows them unconditional love. A perfect friend.
We had a dog named Dennis when I was small and several guinea pigs and a hamster.
When my son was 10 years old my sister bought him a guinea pig. My son named him Knut. He quickly became an important member of our family. Very smart little thing. He would communicate his needs so clearly. And he wanted love allll the time. I feel so guilty that I wasn't quick to bring him to the doctor when he started losing teeth after a few years. And he passed away, too early. That little furry thing, full of joy. Then he was gone. And we cried. It was empty without him. My son didn't want another pet after that.
Finding healthy food to make for your children when you are on a budget is tough! This weekend I don't have much money because of a huge bill I had to pay, and for someone who is used to buying lot of fresh produce, it's not easy at all.. My son didn't like my risotto and now he is asking for 'real' food. I just don't have the possibility to buy any at the moment. He will have to wait until Monday. I was able to buy some tangerines and plums though today which will be helpful. And I have a lot of carrots at home and some onions, so tomorrow I will be making carrot and onion soup.
The fall has arrived and soon it's Halloween! I bet your kids are excited! I saw one episode of the 70's Show where that mother with blonde hair gave raisins to kids knocking on her door. She said "Nature's candy!" - the kids weren't very pleased and threw eggs at her door. But she did have a point. Why all this candy? Let's try to find some healthier alternatives this year.
Kids eating healthy food - is it possible? How?
Awesome nutrition tips for kids - This is the place to go for kids nutrition facts and nutrition basics for kids!
Nutrition for Skinny Kids - Do you have a child who is very thin no matter how much he or she eats? Let's see what we can do about that!
Welcome to the infant and toddler nutrition part of the Nutrition for Kids website. Enjoy!
Nutrition for young children - it's important to plan and think about how your kids eat...
My son has a flu and I am starting to feel like I might have one too. I gave him some olive leaf extract today and I will give him some tomorrow too. It's nature's antibiotic - great for the immune system. Some fasting would also be great now that this flu has arrived to our home, but a 16 year old isn't always that open to do things like that, and me? Well, I would love to but just found out I'm pregnant. After many weeks of fruit fasting. Now I'm vegan and as raw as podsible. Some days still only fruit and green powders.
I never new I could feel this tired.. like an invisible cloud is above my head and in front of my eyes and follows me around all day. Pressing against me. So weird. Never flet like this before. I just want to sleep. If I could, that's what I woukd do almost all day and night.
Always nice with a mini holiday. Walking barefoot in the sun.. but it was hard to get my son to come with me. It's difficult with teenagers sometimes.. At the moment he is only interested in gaming. I must admit that I don't like that at all. This is such a huge problem these days.. technology addiction.
Chia pudding is so easy to make and it's so healthy! With all those berries and the nut milk and the omega oils in the seeds... super good for you and the kids!
I made some the day before yesterday and we still have about two portions left in the fridge. After my fruit this morning, I will have some. I am also planning on making some banana/berry smoothie today because I have berries I need to use and a lot of bananas at home too.
I've been food shopping way too muh the last few days. Spent so much money. That's easily done over here because food is very expensive. So I've decided to try to go a few days eating only the food we already have at home. But what I am allowed to buy is more fruit - but that's it. Have a great day!
Sumny days. Today I'm planning on taking my son to the beach. We live just a 5 min walk from the beach but I know he would rather stay inside and play his games online. He has turned into a gamer. I was super resistant at first and tried everything, to educate, complaine, put up rules - but now I see how passionate he is about this and how much he knows about it (about compuers too and planning on building his own), so I decided to support him instead. And it feels much better, for the both of us. I've still told him there always needs to bw balance. I had to tell him that yesterday for example when he almost told his friend he can't come somewhere (even tho they had decided to meet several days ago already) because me and him were going to go and buy a part for his computer that he needs. I told him (and maybe in not such a nice tone in his opinion) that there has to be balance and he needs to make sure one interest doesn't overtake his life.
Good news guys! I'm expecting again. Yeee! I haven't told anyone yet, but I trust that my family doesn't really read my blog very often.. haha I'm so excited and I will be so careful. Last time it didn't go well so now I want to do everything right. No stress. Eating well. And taking care of myself. I love kids so much and really wanted this for a long time. This is the beginning of a new adventure and I'm so lucky. It's been 4 months since the miscarriage and I hadn't even really gotten my period back. It was just some brownish water that came out of me last month, no 'real' period.
So happy.. Wish me luck with this!
Nutrition Facts for Kids - Kids Nutrition Info - Can you just eat anything and still become big and strong?
A lot of things happened today and we have been so busy. Finally about to eat.Benji has his food and I will sit down and cut fruits for me. Peaches, kiwi, mango... mmmmm... so good.
I'm enjoying my dinner.Lettuce with red cabbage dip that I made, cilantro and carrots.Keeping it raw here!What did you have for dinner? M and my son often these days eat different meals, because I'm so particular about what I eat. Mainly fruits and raw dishes.
How bad is school food for our kids? - Concerned Mother
I would say that most schools these days are trying and they are aware of the problem. but because of limited funds they can only do so much.
But I totally agree that chocolate milk or an orange juice and mac and cheese is just not what a child should grow up on to live a long disease free life.
This trip to Madrid has really turned out to be an amazing experience! People are so friendly and helpful and they very much seem to like children too! A family oriented place for sure. Lots of parks and playgrounds for kids. And the food choices are great! Even for vegans. My son is of course complainong a little, he says he doesn't understand the point of sightseeing. He says if we can look at a picture of video of a place or buildong or palace online, then what's the point of going to see it - it's anyway the same! Hm. I didn't really agree with him on that one - ha! Nevertheless, we are enjoying ourselves.
This subject is so important and good for kids to learn as early as possible so a new generation can grow up without all the candies and sodas that are making people so sick.
I like 'Nutrition Fun with Brocc and Roll' and 'Good Enough to Eat' is another one. Many more too, I mention on the books page of this site.
Do you like visting new cities and places? I do. And my son loves it too.
We are in Madrid, Spain right now! Just landed. It's hot but such a friendly and positive vibe! We are taking a taxi to our airbnb and then let's see what else we will decide to do the rest of the day.
I know I want to check out a famous raw food restaurant that should be just around the corner from our apartment. They have juices too.
Lots of food for vegans in Spain!
if they also eat healthy! Never forget the importance of a healthy diet.
Kids don't move enough though these days. Cars and electronics are to blame. But there are solutions.
How about getting a trampoline? It is a good idea for kids who aren't that interested in being active or going far away from home to do activities.
You could even get a very small one if you don't have a yard and place it in the kid's bedroom or your living room.
Another idea would be to get a few nice balls and start playing ball with them. Volleyball or softball or anything fun.
Some kids might even like more quiet activities like yoga or kung fu for kids that's very playful.
My son is back and now we are both on a trip together! We have a layover in Milan. It is busy but a fashion capital, for sure. Lots of fancy shops. Benji would appreciate being spending more time here now than back when he was a baby, okay maybe not a baby but he was 3 years. Not that he disliked it at all, he was always happy wherever mommy was.
What we did in Milan when he was only three? We were visiting the main cathedral and we walked around and went into a lot of designer stores. We had good food. And when I had some meetings, my mom took him to lake Como and had some relaxing time over there.
Someone asked about anger management for kids. If you have a cute little tantrum monster at home, it does sound like a good idea, Maybe it would be good to get a book on that subject and start to teach your child how to manage his anger.
But also what helps sometimes is to closely look at what it is that angers you child the most and when it usually happens. Keep a log - write down when it happens, what triggered it and what happened. That way you can check the frequency and you might notice after a while that the tantrums are getting further apart. Because children go through so many stages.
Also look at how you react to the anger and change it up. Your child might also start to change his behavior as a result!
where people wanted to buy houses in Hawaii. With 13 climate zones all in one and lots of fruit trees it seems great. Because of the fresh fruit availability I'm sure it's easy to feed yourself and the kids healthy throughout the trip. Wow, what an island. Would love to visit one day. I'm sure it's a child friendly place.
If you have to buy kids candy, go for the less harmful ones.
Today I was shopping, was sitting an hour or so in the sun and now I'm going home to relax.
I bought vegan chocolate that I will send to Benji, and maybe when he gets the package he will miss me too!
It was 40% cocoa with rice milk (2 of those) and one darker chocolate nougat (with a lot of hazelnut). Doesn't sound too bad.
I was in town earlier and accidentally left my keys in a fruit store! Good thing my son was home so I didn't have to go back to get them anymore today. I will have to go back there tomorrow to ask if they have seen them. At the moment I'm resting on the couch. It's a hot day here in Malta. I'm thinking of the watermelon I will start cutting up soon, about how good it will taste. I'm too lazy to get up and do it yet though. And soon I need to start organizing and washing clothes for the trip. I guess it's doable. Hope you are doing well over there!
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This time he is visiting my mom. And omg. I just spoke to mom n Benji to say good night and they just casually told me that they all have decided that Benji will stay there longer.
And here I am expecting him to come home on Friday.. I mean I'm glad he is having a good time but I will and do really miss him.
Every time I walk past his room or even the table I'm like, he is supposed to be there.
I guess I'll just keep myself busy by working on this Nutrition for Kids website so I don't have to think about missing him.