We all LOVE sugar, but are you and your kids taking in too much of a good thing?
Are you concerned about how much sugar your kids (and you) consume?
For the record: Both of us have chocolate stashes in our cupboards. And, although we try to feed our kids wholesome foods, we have served our share of instant oatmeal and chocolate milk for breakfast. And flavored yogurt and PB&J for lunch.
In her post, food sociologist Dina Rose says it's a parent's job to "train" their kids' taste buds for healthy eating.
"When it comes to sugar consumption, you only need to consider one thing," explains Dina. "How often is 'sweet' the flavor your kids consume?"
Here's another thing: We hear a lot of chatter from other parents about kids' behavior and sugar consumption. We noticed during the holidays that kids acted out more as their sugar consumption rose.
Yet maybe it's not the sugar, but rather the change in their routine and all the holiday excitement?
We're curious (and we're not judging, because we're in your shoes!):
• Do you try to limit your kids' sugar consumption? (Practical tips welcome!)
• Do health concerns motivate your efforts to keep meals sugar-free?
• Or, do you notice a real change in your kids' behavior when they're on "sugar overload"?
|Rachel Sarah, a.k.a. "Single Mom Seeking" blogs at SingleMomSeeking.com and co-founded SingleMommyHood.com, the first-ever website to offer "a whole new way to think about life."|