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Healthy Eating and Cooking Habits

A presentation about eating right and enjoying it, from kids to adults.

Emily Gross

on 13 March 2011

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Transcript of Healthy Eating and Cooking Habits

food is awesome I love food. And everyone else should too. So it is very important to have a healthy attitude towards food. especially for kids Sometimes food can be tricky though. It can be a good thing AND a bad thing Food can be delicious and nutritious; it can help you perform and keep you strong Other times you can be tempted with bad foods, you can overeat, you can associate food with negative emotions like stress or insecurity epidemic of obesity that must be addressed But we must have healthy eating habits; walk to the talk One way to tackle this challenge: cooking. So lets start by looking at kids eating healthy, then ourselves eating healthy, then finish up by talking about cooking as a way to achieve both First order of business: kids. American Heart Association states that 1 in every 3 children in America are overweight or obese With some simple adjustments in how kids perceive food and their routines, some drastic changes can take place which can establish better eating habits for life disease: diabetes,
high blood pressure,
cholesterol 2 fold changing kids diets changing their attitudes WebMD offered some suggestions cut down on fat intake: eat lean meats/ meat without skin. Also by consuming nonfat dairy products wide array of healthy food options and snacks healthy breakfast: whole grain cereal, oatmeal, fruit or fruit juice as well as lowfat yogurt are good options involve kids in the shopping and cooking plan for snacks at specific point during the day drink more water! Be aware of the food kids outside of home. don’t ever restrict foods or make it off limits don’t use food as a punishment or reward eat meals together as a family in a peaceful fun environment. Don’t eat in front of the TV. Try to eat slower set a good example as adults All of these tools are important to help create a healthy perspective towards food Before we can tell kids to eat healthy, we have to first But college can be stressful. Sometimes its hard to eat great. LiveStrong Foundation tips healthy breakfast limit fast food Healthy snacking limit sugar and alcohol Eat Balanced meals Hydration psychological side of healthy eating eat five small meals a day as opposed to three big ones eat at scheduled times allow yourself a small percentage of cheat food By implementing these food habits now, we can not only improve our health, but we can set the example for the youth we will impact in our careers and lives. I am a strong believer in the power of food to teach, to heal and to bring people together That is why I love Cooking is an easy and fun tool and I think if you empower kids to learn how to cook you give them a very valuable gift American Heart Association has some great tips on how to cook healthfully: 1.Preserve the nutrients and colors in veggies. The deeper the color, the more nutrients ex) spinach vs. iceberg
Do this by cooking quickly ex.) stirfry 2.Use herbs, vinegar, tomatoes, onions and/or fat-free or low-fat sauces or salad dressings 3.Use that freezer 4. Smoothies are bomb 5. Cut down on salt: instead use herbs, spices, lemon juice, hot chiles 6. Use fresh veggies. Or if you use canned, look for low-sodium 7. Use bananas or appelsauce in place of butter and lard in some baking recipes 8. Go whole wheat for breads, oatmeals and flour 9. Use plain fat-free or low-fat yogurt or fat-free or low-fat sour cream.Also fat-free milk or 1% milk instead of whole or reduced-fat (2%) milk Also, try to incorporate these superfoods into your diet/cooking. "Superfood" means they are packed with great nutrients. 1.Low fat or fat-free plain yogurt 2.Eggs 3.Nuts 4.Kiwis 5.Quinoa 6.Beans 8.Broccoli 7.Salmon 9.Sweet potatoes 10.Berries By using these great foods, you can make awesome and delicious meals. You can share these meals with your friends and family and you can have a great time doing it. You can empower kids to enjoy food too by cooking it together and enjoying it. In the end, I hope you agree, that Sources
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http://easyrecipecollection.com/photos/food/berries.jpg Thanks for listening!
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