Myths and Tips
Q: How can I treat my kids to their favourite foods but still ensure they are getting a healthy diet?
A: One of the simplest ways to moderate your child's intake of treat foods is to establish a healthy approach to portion control. If your child loves sweets, set out an agreed upon portion in advance so that their expectations are managed and you are ensuring they aren't getting too much of a good thing. Another strategy is to replace high energy/high fat ingredients with healthier alternatives. For example, if your children love to eat pizza, why not make a healthier pizza with a wheat base, lots of vegetables and their favourite cheese. A sandwich can be made healthier by using wheat bread/multi-grain bread with their favourite veggies,egg slices and can be served with interesting dips and sauces.
When it comes to making your family happy and healthy, there’s no time to spend messing around. There are a lot of food myths and activity myths out there, and so it’s easy to be confused about what to listen to. We are often bombarded with nutrition information but it’s hard to differentiate between fact and fiction. With the help of these myth busters, you will be at ease in telling right from wrong. Here are some food myths on various areas being debunked: