Every parent has heard the inevitable question from their children, “What’s for dinner?” Healthy options are always a priority when searching for the answer for their families and themselves. A recent survey of parents listed these as the top three  health and nutrition issues facing U.S. children:

  • Instilling healthy eating habits (73 percent, up 10 percent from 2013)
  • Reducing childhood obesity (71 percent, up 12 percent from 2013)
  • Increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables (67 percent, up 10 percent from 2013)

Consumers also have a keen interest in the healthfulness of fats and oils. The majority recognize omega-3 fats as “healthy” and trans fats as “unhealthy.” 1,000 random surveys consistent with the U.S. population.

SOURCE United Soybean Board

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LisaMetzgar, PhD, has been in the alternative health field since 1996.Shereceived her BA in Biology from UCSD, is a certified Holistic HealthPractitioner, and received her Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition. Lisa has taught body mind retreats in San Diego, Seattle, and Australia and currently has a practice in Reno, NV where she does nutritional counseling.Lisa's passion is to educate families in a healthy lifestyle. Follow Lisa on Twitter at LisamWellness4u and her Facebook page ConceptsIn Wellness or e-mail her at conceptsinwellness (at) sbcglobal.net
 
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