RDA, Cova discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition

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Good morning, , everyone, , and welcome to dishing up nutrition brought to you by nutritional weight and wellness. . Currently, , kids are back at school already didn't the summer fly by WHO Know Carolina did it summer started in March? ? Yes Whether. It . is full time or part time in person or because of the corona virus this year, , maybe your kids have taken over your dining room table threesome champion a little bit more every room. . Right whatever way your kids are attending school. . This year brings some very much extra challenges for both students and for the parents. . So we believe it is even more important to feed your kids foods that will help them focus and learn. . Yes. . That is so true whether your student is in college or kindergarten food counts when you want them to have good brain power. . Well Good morning everyone I am Caroline Hudson and as a Dietitian I am constantly reading and learning about how I can improve my own nutritional counseling skills. . So I can help my clam clients both young and, , of course, , old <hes>. . I. . Want them to feel better do better and I understand how food helps build memory and focus in children adults, , and of course, , even in our seniors joining me today in studio is registered and licensed. Dietitian . Theresa Wagner, , who is living through this unique back the school journey with her three children ages eleven nine and six and April. . Actually it was. . Oh Yeah. . It was April right TREASA. . You wrote that great blog about the challenges as a parent who is trying her best to feed her kids, , healthy meals and snacks throughout. . Every day right. . Beside loved your line in your blog about. . Quote Mom Guilt Magnus don't have that out there. I . mean moms out there I think everybody's saying. . We sure do whether it's about food or anything I. . Think we're guilty. . or at least we feel that way. . Yes but I have been debt registered Dietitian. . Let's see here for the past twelve years and I know this because I remember passing the RDA exam when I was very pregnant with my son my first child. . So over the years I think I have had. . A lot of experience just trying to feed my kids healthy foods. . Yeah well, , however when The order came to stay at home. . What happened I was constantly hearing I'm hungry. . What can I have for a snack? ? It's amazing at how much and how often my kids wanted to eat to be honest at first I was able to manage the situation on how often my kids wanted to eat but I have to admit that after a while I just threw up my hands in food exhaustion exhaustion and just started to say, , yes to whatever they wanted to eat. . Now remember I'm a Dietitian and food is very important to me. . So I wasn't feeling very good about what they were choosing to eat. . Yes. . In the short term, , I found it was easier to just let my kids eat whatever they wanted but I knew that it was not what I wanted for my kids over the long term. . and. Just . like any parent listening I, want , to feed my kids food supports their body and their brain and as reality of this Cova situation set in I realized that we're all in the same position and we could be for many more months. . So I came up with three simple insights to motivate myself and hopefully others to make good food choices a bigger priority and again. . I'll share some of these insights with you in hopes that they can help you. . The one of the first insights I had was. . I want to see my kids healthy foods because they build strong bodies, , well-functioning brains, , and disease resistant immune systems. . All very important reasons absolutely Ashley Right now especially right now that immune support immune systems, , you have to have a really strong immune system right now, , right because if we come in contact with that virus, , we want to be able to fight it off or if we get it, , we wanna be able to not have horrible symptoms are. . Horrible reaction exactly <hes>. . The second insight, , poor food choices like processed foods equal. . Poor Focus and poor concentration. . Frankly, , now that I've been forced into a new role as a Teacher's assistant. . A role that I'm not super excited about. . I don't want learning for my kids to be more difficult for them, , which in turn would make my job more difficult. . But most importantly, , I want learning to be fun exciting meaningful challenging. . Yes. . But not difficult. . So that was my second insight. . And third maybe the most important in the short term and kind of looking through my parenting I as poor food choices leads to poor behavior

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