Healthy Carbs

Healthy Carbs

Q. My grade-schooler likes carbohydrates only, how do I get him to eat other foods?

A. This is not totally a problem; carbohydrates do provide needed calories for your child. It’s the choices that make the difference. Keep in mind that carbohydrates are the preferred fuel for active brains and growing muscles! With good choices your grade-schooler will get vitamins, minerals, and fiber, through foods like pasta (whole grain offers more nutrition), cereal, whole grain bread, potatoes, fruit, beans and more. Yep, these foods are all good. So, be okay with this and get your child interested in protein foods like eggs, nuts, lean meats, fish and poultry too.

Mary Ellen \ Registered Dietitian at Suburban Parent magazines

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