CHILD NUTRITION AND DEVELOPMENT
Nutrition for kids is based on the same principles as nutrition for adults. Everyone needs the same types of nutrients — such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and fat. What’s different about nutrition for kids, however, is the amount of specific nutrients needed at different ages.
Here at Golden Wings Wellness, We can help design an overall balanced healthy diet for your child as well as determine the best formula to fuel your child’s growth and development.
Here are some nutrient-dense foods to consider next time your preparing some food for your little one;
- Protein. Choose seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans, peas, and unsalted raw nuts and seeds.
- Fruits. Encourage your child to eat a variety of fresh fruits — rather than fruit juice. If your child drinks juice, make sure it’s 100 percent juice.
- Vegetables. Serve a variety of fresh vegetables — especially dark green, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas.
- Grains. Choose whole grains, such as whole-wheat, buckwheat, oatmeal, quinoa, or brown rice.
- Dairy. Encourage your child to eat and drink dairy products, such as raw milk, yogurt, Kefir and aged cheese.
Aim to limit your child’s calories from solid fats and added sugar, such as butter, cake, soda and pizza. Look for ways to replace solid fats with Olive and Coconut oil, which provide essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Oils are naturally present in olives, nuts, avocados and seafood.
HOW TO CREATE A STRONG NUTRITION FOUNDATION
It’s no secret — getting your kids to eat the right foods can be tough. But the first step to establishing your kids’ healthy eating is to understand it yourself.
Kids who eat properly are more attentive in school, more physically fit, and have more energy than those who don’t. Making smart nutritional choices during childhood can reinforce lifelong eating habits and help kids grow up to their full potential. So it’s important to know where to start.
HEALTHY EATING FOR KIDS: THE BASICS
Good nutrition should include eating three meals and two nutritious snacks every day. Try to limit high-sugar and high-fat foods, and make sure your kids get the right amounts of fruits, veggies, lean meats, and dairy products every day.
Keep your child’s growth on target…
You already know that a growing kid needs a balanced diet full of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. But what are some of the key nutrients kids need, and where can you find them? Don’t panic — it’s not as complicated as you might think. With a little preparation, you’ll know just what to do to help promote healthy child growth and development.
ZYTO scans are also a great insight into your child’s health.
Reports from your child’s ZYTO scan will provide you with information that may help identify their individual needs such as nutritional support.
How It Works…
By combining quantum physics, biology, and information theory, ZYTO technology provides an interface between living things and computers allowing them to talk to each other. Most of your daily activity is managed by an exchange of information that happens at a level below conscious awareness. Every second there are an estimated 100 million impulses of information processed by your body that you are not aware of. The mechanism that filters this information is a part of your brain called the reticular activating system and even though you aren’t aware of it, it is this information that keeps your body organized and healthy.
Child development refers to the biological, psychological, and emotional changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy. It is a continuous process with a predictable sequence yet having a unique course for every child. It does not progress at the same rate and the preceding types of development affect each stage. Because these developmental changes may be strongly influenced by genetic factors and events during prenatal life, genetics and prenatal development are usually included as part of the study of child development.
Redirecting Children’s Behavior
Joanna is a certified Redirecting Children’s Behavior (RCB) instructor. She had the opportunity to receive her training from San Diego Parent Educator of the Year recipient, Susie Walton. Susie is also the founder and director of the RCB Team San Diego.
What is RCB?
A source for the tools you need to raise happy, free thinking, responsible children. RCB teaches skills that easily redirect misbehavior while building strong and loving connections.
Redirecting Children’s Behavior, or RCB, is one of the parenting courses created by the founder of the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF), Kathryn Kvols. She created INCAF to provide positive parenting education to families and communities through courses, trainings, workshops, and resource materials. INCAF has now certified over 1,000 parenting educators and the RCB course is currently taught in fourteen countries. INCAF is one of the only organizations that require parenting instructors to become certified and to maintain that certification through continuing education.