Children’s nutrition has always been a hot button topic.
But it doesn’t have to be confusing! Welcome to Nutrition 101.
If you’ve been a parent for more than a year, you’ve probably asked yourself, “Is McDonalds too unhealthy? Is pizza for dinner okay? Am I a bad parent if my kid has chicken nuggets two nights in a row?”
Relax! While having fast food every day isn’t a good idea, you aren’t going to ruin your kid’s lives if they have an unbalanced meal from time to time.
As pediatricians, we generally recommend that you look at your child’s food intake over the course of a week (or longer) rather than the course of a single day. All things in moderation are fine, provided that your kids have an overall balanced diet.
But what exactly does a “balanced diet” look like?