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Friday, June 22, 2007

Balancing Act

The most important word we want you to learn is BALANCE. Often parents ask us if "eating macaroni and cheese" is okay, or "what do I do if my child won't eat anything green?" It's up to you to help your child balance his eating. Macaroni and cheese is just fine as long as you balance out that meal with some protein and a fruit or vegetable.

"What if I drink coffee?" Fine. Then make sure for every cup of coffee you drink, drink a cup of water as well .

"What if my daughter has decided at 14 that she is a vegan?" Fine. Just make sure she supplements the meat protein with legumes or nuts of some kind (for specific recommendations, see Brain Food).

It's all a balancing act.

Recently at our book signings we set out a table full of "goodies" for those in attendance (especially the kids) to make Cool Kabobs. If you look closely, you'll see strawberries, cucumbers, chicken, tomatoes, cheeses, and other "good stuff", and then . . . marashino cherries and a marshmallow.


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