Kids Nutrition: It’s a Problem

About 17 percent of children and teenagers are obese, and more than 30 percent are either overweight or obese, according to stateofobesity.org.

People point to a variety of causes, but the standard American diet lies directly in the middle of the problem. Junk food, candy, and sugary sodas abound for cheap enough costs that kids easily consume them. Even in schools, menu options aren’t especially healthy, and vending machines wreck the nutrition balance.

Parents want their children to eat better, but food labels are confusing, and nutrition recommendations seem to keep changing all the time. What are parents supposed to do to keep their children safe from the lasting consequences of obesity?

The Good News

Food labels are about to get an upgrade, according to the FDA. Importantly, added sugars will be listed on food labels, and important items will be bolded.

Read more: http://healthy-magazines.com/food-label-upgrade/

Secondly, good food doesn’t have to be hard to find and eat. More and more food producers and restaurants are understanding that Americans want to eat better. Blue Lemon is one of those restaurants!

How Blue Lemon Can Help

We believe your kids deserve better than chicken nuggets, from a nutritional perspective. We provide baked crispy tenders. We also provide other options that kids love, that won’t add to their waistlines.

And we know healthy food can sometimes be more expensive, so we’ve lowered the prices of the kids menu.

Healthy foods kids love at Blue Lemon:

  • Baked crispy chicken tenders
  • Smoothies
  • Whole grain oatmeal
  • Raspberry chicken salad
  • Vegetable and hummus sandwich

Source: stateofobesity.org/obesity-rates-trends-overview