-- Neal Barnard, MD
|Serve fresh fruit for a delicious dessert!|
TIP 1: If you are a parent and want to put your family on the path for a lifetime of better health free of disease, then start reading food labels to identify how much sugar is in a serving.
TIP 2 : Compare labels and choose the food with the lowest amount of sugar.
TIP 3: Start reading the ingredients for sugars, starting by learning to spot any ingredients that end in “–ose” and “–tol”.
Use your parent power and be a role model for eating more of the good foods – and less of the bad. Let your kids see you reading food labels while you are shopping for foods. Exercise that great American freedom of choice and choose health!
- One 10-ounce package whole grain pasta (Growing Healthy Kids’ Seal of Approval goes to the Dreamfields brand)
- One 16-ounce jar pasta sauce (our favorite: whatever’s on sale)
- 1 large bunch kale, roughly chopped, stems removed
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 1-3/4 cups sliced mushrooms
|Check out the boxes of Dreamfields pasta from a recent Growing Healthy Kids program|
at Vero Beach Elementary School. The kids loved the recipe and the pasta!!
Nancy Heinrich, MPH
Growing Healthy Kids, Inc.