Dr. Honda here. Who’s ready for Nutrition Part 2?! The last nutrition newsletter talked about division of responsibility. If you missed it, here’s a quick recap!
- Parents’ Responsibilities: decide what, when and where to eat.
- Child’s responsibilities: decide whether to eat and how much to eat.
Did any of you practice division of responsibility at home? If so, great! If not, that’s okay. It’s never too late to start!
Also last newsletter I shared a personal story about why nutrition is so important to me. I want to emphasize another reason why I love it so much: it’s a great component of preventative medicine. Think about it. Many of the diseases in adulthood can be contributed to poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle over many years. Diabetes Type 2. High blood pressure. High cholesterol. Coronary artery disease. Even some cancers!
The amazing thing about Pediatrics is Dr. Waipa and I can do whatever we can to help your keiki learn how to live a healthy lifestyle early. We like to prevent as much as possible. Helping with nutrition now can help your child so much in the future. However, don’t forget to let them enjoy their favorite foods as well! It’s all about balance.
Now for today’s topic…..drum roll, please…. MyPlate! Never heard of it? Perfect. This is a great learning opportunity.