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Nourishing Little Minds & Bodies

We believe in laying the foundation for a lifetime of good health, starting with what our children eat. Nutrition plays a crucial role in not only physical development but also in cognitive function and overall well-being.
 
Color Your Plate: Encourage your child to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Each color provides different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants essential for growth and immunity.
 
Dairy Delights: Dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese are excellent sources of calcium, which is vital for building strong bones and teeth. Opt for low-fat options and consider alternatives like fortified plant-based milks for those with lactose intolerance.
 
Whole Grains: Choose whole grain bread, pasta, and cereals over refined grains. They are packed with fiber, keeping your child feeling full and satisfied while promoting digestive health.
 
Omega-3 Rich Foods: Incorporate sources of omega-3 fatty acids into your child's diet, such as salmon, flaxseeds, and walnuts. These essential fats are crucial for brain development and can support cognitive function.
 
Hydration Station: Water is the best drink to keep your child hydrated throughout the day. Limit sugary beverages like sodas and fruit juices, as they can contribute to cavities and excess calorie intake.
 
Treats in Moderation: While it's essential to emphasize nutritious foods, it's also okay to enjoy treats occasionally. Teach your child about balance and moderation when it comes to sweets and snacks.
 
Get Them Involved: Engage your child in meal preparation and grocery shopping. This not only teaches valuable life skills but also fosters a positive relationship with food.
 
Remember, as parents and caregivers, we have the power to shape our children's eating habits and set them on the path to a lifetime of health and wellness. Together, let's raise happy, healthy kids!
Author
Sami Al-Harastani, MD

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