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Fruits and Vegetables for school aged kids.

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Transcript of Fruits and Vegetables for school aged kids.

Feed your kids

Lacie Melms, Habibah Bhombal, Tran Tran, Kayleigh Gilbert,Steven Pham
Jr. 1 Level, Fall 2013
University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing
This presentation was prepared as an assignment for N3333, HealthPromotion across the Lifespan.

Healthy People 2020
Increase the contribution of fruits to the diet of the population age 2 years and older
Increase the variety and contribution of vegetables to the diets of the population age 2 years and older
Attention Parents of School Aged Children:
ruits & Vegetables
mega 3's
rink more water

arbonated Beverages
efined Sugars
rocessed Foods
Feed your kids
Discuss the benefits of including fruits and vegetables into the diets of school aged children with every meal.

Identify creative ways to incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables into children's diets.
Let's face the facts:
Kids need to eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day
45% of children do not eat enough fruits on a daily basis
15.9 million children in 2012 had high calorie but low nutrient diets
On average, kids consume 49 pounds of sugar per year.
How to make it easier:
Fresh, frozen and canned fruits & vegetables all count.
There are hundreds of ways to use fruits and vegetables in your favorite recipes - visit jsyfruitveggies.org for ideas!
Keep healthy options readily available for snacking.
Set rules and limitation for non-nutritious snacks
As parents you have a BIG influence on what your children eat.
decide which foods are available for consumption.
Your kids watch what
eat and want to make similar choices.

("Tip #12: Improve Your Diet With This Acronym: Eat Less "CRAP", Eat More "FOOD" | Daily Fitness Tip", n.d.)
(Wardle, Carnell, & Cooke)
Encourage your kids to eat healthy by being the example!
("American kids� poor food choices: Fewer than 15 percent eat recommended fruits and vegetables", n.d.)
("Nutrition and Weight Status - Healthy People", n.d.)
"A society in which all people live long, healthy lives."
You can be part of this vision!
("Healthy Families | Let's Move!")
American kids� poor food choices: Fewer than 15 percent eat recommended fruits and vegetables.
(n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2002-05/pn-akp051602.php

Healthy Families | Let's Move!
(n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.letsmove.gov/healthy-families

Just Say Yes to Fruits and Veggies
. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.jsyfruitveggies.org/

Nix, S. (2013).
Williams' basic nutrition and diet therapy
. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Mosby.

Nutrition and Weight Status - Healthy People.
(n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/objectiveslist.aspx?topicId=29

Tip #12: Improve Your Diet With This Acronym: Eat Less "CRAP", Eat More "FOOD" | Daily Fitness Tip.
(n.d.). Retrieved from http://dailyfitnesstip.com/improve-diet-acronym

Wardle, J., Carnell, S., & Cooke, L. (2005). Parental control over feeding and children’s fruit and vegetable intake: how are they related?.
Journal of the American Dietetic Association,
105(2), 227-232.

Photographs provided by Lacie Melms
Image used with permission from Lacie Melms
Image used with permission from Lacie Melms
So what will you
get out of this?
By the end of this presentation you will be able to:
How to make food fun
Give your kids something to smile about!!! Eat a rainbow!!!
Stack your favorite fruits on skewers for healthy fruit kabobs!
Let your kids take charge with a make your own pizza/burrito station - include a variety of colorful vegetables for them to choose from!
Impress your kids by arranging fruits and vegetables into cute faces and designs!
Why do you need to be concerned about this topic?
It doesn't cost a fortune to keep your kids healthy!
Risks that used to only be associated with old, overweight adults are becoming more prevalent in children as a result of poor eating habits.
Jazz up store-brand cereal or oatmeal with fresh and dried fruits for a healthy breakfast!
Don't splurge on artificial yogurt, add your own almonds and fruits to plain greek yogurt for much healthier and cheaper options
For a little crunch- instead of buying unhealthy chips, serve carrots and celery sticks with hummus or peanut butter as a low-fat snack
Replace conventional red meats by adding a variety of beans and veggies to your kids favorite soup and pasta
Visit http://www.jsyfruitveggies.org for more tips
High blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes
Nix, 2013, p. 211
Make snack time colorful and fun! Colorful food captures kids' interest and makes eating fun!

Image used with permission from Lacie Melms
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