October is Sports Nutrition Month

With the school year and fall sports season in full swing, parents face challenges every single day in making sure kids get the nutritious meals and snacks they need to perform at their best in class and during sports after school. Fruits and vegetables

Hard to believe that a year has come and gone since our first October is Sports Nutrition Month. For the many who are new to MomsTEAM, our series of blogs by nutrition experts is, to borrow a phrase, new to you. For those who have been regular visitors to MomsTEAM, we hope you will the blogs helpful in providing your kids the nutritious meals and snacks they need to perform at their best, both in class and during sports. Let the healthy eating begin!

Wake Up To Eggs: The Cognitive Benefits of High-Protein Breakfasts for Kids in School

Studies show that eating a high-protein breakfast has cognitive benefits, improving memory recall time, grades and test scores. Parents know that it's essential to make smart breakfast choices so their kids can do their best, and eggs are a great way to start the day off right.

12 Ways To Make School Lunch Healthy And Fun

With the school year starting, here are 12 ways for parents to make bringing lunch to school healthy and fun.

School Lunch Ideas for Busy Families:

With the holidays in full swing on top of our already hectic schedules, eating right and living a healthy lifestyle often seem like overwhelming tasks. A practicing pediatrician, author, and instructor on healthy lifestyles for parents and children offers school lunch ideas to help parents and their kids brave the winter months with gusto.

Give Kids the Fuel They Need with Good Nutrition

Children need good, healthy food in order to perform at their best. Here are some tips to better fuel kids for school, sports and extracurricular activities.

Teachers and Moms Agree: Egg Breakfasts Best for Important Days

As kids head back-to-school, reestablishing a morning routine can be hectic, but it's important that breakfast is not forgotten. With just a little know-how, a high-quality protein breakfast of eggs takes just minutes.

Every Meal is a Message

Meals are much more than short-term fuel for your body. They are a distinct message that your body will hear and respond to. If you're creating a meal for a loved one or family, what's the message in your meals? That you love them and want to make sure they stay healthy or are you too busy and just don't have time? Here are a few favorite "messages" (recipes) from natural chef, holistic nutritionist, Patty James.

Five Tips For Packing A Healthy School Lunch

Because American kids consume 35-50 percent of their daily calories during school, packing a healthy school lunch for your kids is especially important.

Breakfast Burritos A Quick, Easy Meal Choice

Burritos are a great choice for any meal or snack, because they are an easy-to-prepare, one-dish meal that can be eaten fresh, even when your child is on the road, at any time of the day.  Here's a recipe for a breafast burrito, a high calorie, high carbohydrate dish rich in potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron and vitamin C.

Protein-Rich Breakfasts May Help Obese Teens Manage Weight

New research in adolescents demonstrates that a protein-rich breakfast, containing eggs, improves appetite control and additional research shows that a higher protein diet may help obese adolescents manage weight.
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