Ask the Nutritionist about Funny Food
I’m feeling hopeful that we’re making progress in the fight against childhood obesity. So many individuals and organizations are on board fighting for the health of our children.
The National Restaurant Association’s director of Nutrition & Healthy Living, Joy Dubost, Ph.D, R.D., interviewed Bill about how our book “Funny Food”. You can see the video here.
In the video Bill describes that when kids look at our book they get excited to make and eat Funny Food. Children are willing to try foods they have never tasted if they are involved in making it.
It can be a one-minute breakfast face- a couple of raisin eyes, a nose and a mouth. If there is time over the weekend, families can be creative and try more complex dishes. Making food together is a fun way to nurture better eating habits for everyone. All the ingredients in the book are healthy and most of the images are made using multiple food groups and follows the good health guidelines.
“Funny Food” also has many step-by-step pictures on how to make the more complex dishes.
The Restaurant Association is actively encouraging its members (over 50,000) to offer healthy meal choices for children available in their restaurants. The Association is collaborating with Healthy dining to help parents and kids select healthy menu options. This is a volunteer program and already 30,000 restaurants are participating in the program called Kids Live Well.
Check out the restaurants in your neighborhood that are offering healthy meals along with accurate nutritional information.
The recommended choices have increased amounts of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and low fat dairy.
The more individuals and organizations work together, the better chance we have of fighting childhood obesity.
We’re excited to work with organizations that are involved in offering healthful choices and helping people to understand why they are good choices.
“Funny Food” makes a great gift.