Friday, August 5, 2011

Fact Friday: 1/3 of Children's diet is cooked outside the home

                    Study found a third of food eaten now is cooked outside the home

The amount of calories children ages 2 to 18 consumed from take-out foods increased significantly between 1977 and 2006, with the calorie percentage from fast foods higher than that from school-based meals, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. "We cannot control where these eateries are located or how they prepare their foods, but we can decide to cook more at home, which will ultimately save money and help keep our families healthy," dietitian Samantha Heller said.

**info from Healthday News
Recently HealthDay News Printed this article about the concern of children eating take-out food or fast food.(click here for full article) We want to remind you of some great websites that help support good eating habits. We recently posted an article about the New Food Pyramid and also about The Sneaky Chef. What are you doing to help your children have good idea habits? How many home cooked meals do your children get? Is your child getting a healthy and balanced diet? We know this can be hard but hopefully a few of these websites will give you some great suggestions. Thanks to Dr Jopling for providing our HealthDay News article. Hope you are having a great summer.

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