The above script is part of the
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) radio series 'A Minute for Kids,'
which airs weekdays on WBBM-AM in Chicago, IL.
school-age kids to eat a diet that has less fat and cholesterol can be a
challenge. Here are some tips for healthier eating for your children. Serve low-fat or no-fat milk, yogurt and cheese. Starchy foods help
the body use fat and cholesterol, so include small amounts of potatoes,
pasta and rice in your meals. But, avoid high-calorie toppings
including butter, sour cream and gravy. Instead, try cottage cheese,
grated parmesan cheese, or low-fat yogurt as toppings. Serve lean
meats, such as white meat chicken or turkey, lean cuts of beef or pork
and fish. Cut away fat and remove the skin from poultry. Offer
vegetable-based and broth-based soups, instead of cream-based soups.
Cook with vegetable oils like canola, corn and olive oil. Don’t fry. Instead bake, broil or grill. For after-dinner sweets, choose fresh
fruit or angel food cake and save heavy desserts for special occasions.
These tips will help you and your family enjoy both good taste and good