Healthy Eating for Kids

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Healthy eating for kids involves vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and healthy animal products offered in small but frequent portions throughout the day. Provide a healthy diet for children, who may be prone to certain food allergies, with healthy advice from a nutritional consultant and clinical herbalist in this free video on diets.

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Hi. My name is Charlotte Skiles. I'm a nutrition consultant and clinical herbalist with Eat in Peace Wellness Consulting, located in Austin, Texas. And today, I'm going to talk to you about healthy eating for kids. And this is not nearly as complicated as everybody makes it out to be, because kids are just little people without all of our experience. They're growing fast, and they put a lot of demands on their body, and everything is a little bit smaller. So you want to feed them the same healthy foods that an adult would eat, but you want to do it in a more frequent and smaller portioned fashion. So what are healthy foods? Healthy foods are the foods that exist in Mother Nature that we evolved on. So these are the questions to ask yourself when you feed your child: Could I, theoretically, find this food in nature? Or could I prepare this food and make this food, if you're buying something packaged? So we're talking about vegetables that grow in the ground. We're talking about fruits and nuts and seeds that come from tress and bushes. And we're talking eating animals that lived healthy lives, and eggs, and appropriate dairy- if that is not a food allergy for you. Whole grains, which can be another common food allergy, that needs to be investigated if the child is presenting with any particular chronic illnesses, like asthma or allergies. So don't mean to diverge there, but it's just very important that we view our children as little people and that they eat the foods that we would eat as healthy adults. And once again, the baseline there is eating the foods that we evolved on, that our ancestors ate, and that exist in Mother Nature. That's what I would recommend as healthy eating for a child.

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