Do you find it very stressful getting kids back in the Back to School routine? Earlier bedtimes (but I'm not tired!), doing homework, rushing through tasks, etc?
Kathleen Cuneo, Ph.D of Kitchen Table Parents will be hosting a online seminar with Laura Reynolds, an attention and ADHD Coach who will be providing helpful information for all parents about setting up organization systems for student and family success. We will be discussing how to handle all that back-to-school paperwork, how to manage a busy family calendar, and how to help kids study. Plus I'm sure we'll be talking at least a little about how to organize and plan for family meals!
The Kitchen Table Parents teleseminar, "Get Back-to-School Organized!" that will take place this Tuesday August 23, 2011 at 12 noon ET/9am PT. To join us, dial (712) 432-0900 and enter access code: 138917#
Something to think about... (this is from a newsletter by Kathleen Cuneo & there is a link to the full article)
The Top 5 Nutrition Pitfalls in Feeding Children and What Parents Can Do Instead
By Natalia Stasenko
1. Juice, juice everywhere.....
Made from fresh fruit, fortified with important vitamins and minerals - what can be bad about it? The amount! Children like it because it tastes good and parents are happy to keep pouring because they think it is healthy. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends only 4-6 oz a day of 100% juice for children 1 to 6 years old and up to 12 oz for children 7-18 years old.
What happens when children drink more? Too much juice leads to poor diet quantity, dental caries, diarrhea and BOTH overweight or underweight in children. Children prefer sweet foods to pretty much everything else, and juice can replace other important sources of nutrients in their diet such as milk, whole grains, vegetables and, of course, fruit. Fruits juice is neither superior not equal to real fruit - it lacks fiber and other nutrients found in the fruit skin.
Solution: Avoid (...continue reading this article on the Dinner Together blog...)
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