Kids Eat Right is an initiative that was started by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation in 2010, which promotes healthy children for today and tomorrow. This initiative is near and dear to my heart due to our specialty in pediatrics and families; but also because in a time where families are desperately needing quality resources and advice for feeding their families, this is a source that has it all.
The actual Kids Eat Right Month is a time to promote all that Kids Eat Right does all year long. Their website is loaded with phenomenal articles by child age, recipes and videos if you are more of a visual learner. As a spokesperson for the Academy, I have been honored to contribute content on this site – and all the information offered is dispersed via the Academy’s social media outlets. So if you are not yet following Kids Eat Right yet on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or even YouTube, be sure to do so!
We are actively celebrating the 2nd annual Kids Eat Right Month here at Lemond Nutrition. Here are some of the ways:
If you are available, join me as Academy spokesperson and another nutrition expert Bonnie Taub-Dix as we are interviewed by Everyday Health via Twitter chat Tuesday, August 18th at noon CST/1pm EST. Hashtag will be #HealthTalk and the topic of course will be child nutrition. We will have time at the end for a Q&A for anyone to chime in.
If you are local to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I will be on Fox4 DFW on Tuesday, August 25th during the 8:00 a.m. hour with quick and easy meal ideas for busy families.
Maria-Paula will be serving as a nutrition expert volunteer at Camp Oasis the week of August 10th and will be doing some cooking activities with the kids living with Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.
Emily will be speaking with a high school volleyball team on ways to maximize their performance through proper nutrition and hydration.
On our blog, we will have weekly subtopic features written by our nutrition experts and one guest post by our most recent Texas Woman’s University (TWU) dietetic intern.
A special thanks to Texas Governor Greg Abbott for proclaiming August 2015 Kids Eat Right Month! We hope to get the state of Texas to be more involved in sharing Kids Eat Right resources on their websites in the coming years.
As we round out the summer and get prepared to start the new school year in all of our homes, take some time out to use August as a month to refocus your family’s nutrition and wellness. We hope you have had a great summer with your family!