Pro: “So how much sugar do powdered chocolate mixes add to milk? About 17 grams per serving. To put that in perspective, a cup of apple juice has 26 grams of sugar and a 12-ounce can of Coke has 39 grams.”
Con: “I don’t recommend that kids drink chocolate milk in schools,” says Bauer, because the added sugar provides unnecessary extra calories when so many kids are already struggling with their weight and unhealthy eating. (Joy Bauer, RD, nutrition and health expert for the Today show and Everyday Health.)
“Jack Spratt could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean. And so between the two them, they licked the platter clean.” You might be surprised to find out what some experts are saying about low-fat these days.
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The BBC reports that researchers from University College London analyzed 12,000 children born between 2000 and 2001. The 3-year-olds studied were 34 percent more likely to be overweight if their grandparents cared for them full time. What happens when other family members aren’t on the same nutrition page?
We’ve been taught since we were young that fluoride is the key to healthy teeth. Just when you thought you had dotted all your “i’s” and crossed all your “t’s,” the experts are telling us to put the brakes on fluoride efforts.
As parents we are expected to be MANY things – including the number one role model for our kiddos….