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A Parent's Guide to Brownbaggin'

07/01/2013 05:30PM, Published by Anonymous, Categories: Nutrition, Education, Today




A Parent’s Guide to Brownbaggin’

By: Alyssa Kuecker, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center


As a your child climbs onto a yellow bus or hurries toward a school door, is the brownbag lunch clutched in his or her hands energy for busy minds and bodies or a risk for an early slump? Kara Bruning, MD, Pediatrician at Avera Medical Group McGreevy Pediatrics South, and Kristen Sousek, RD, LN, Dietitian at the South Minnesota Avenue Hy-Vee, offer advice on how to properly brownbag to school and start the year on the right tracks.

 

Make a Grade-A Brownbag

 

Benefits: “The biggest benefit is control,” said Sousek. By packing your child’s lunch, you ensure he or she is eating favorite foods from each food group in the proper portions.

 

Focus: “You know your child better than anyone.” Sousek says it’s important to know what your child likes, and make healthy choices thereon. Include a variety of food groups, making the choices as richly colorful as possible. Take your child grocery shopping to encourage exposure, fun and interest.

 

Avoid: “Avoid is a pretty strong word; all foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle.” Instead of stamping a label of “good” or “bad” on a food, include a treat once a week in your child’s lunch. Do not throw a 400-calories cupcake into your child’s lunch each day.

 

With obesity’s prevalence, parents must monitor the amount of treats children are eating. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reports about 32 percent of children and adolescents are overweight, a BMI at or above the 85th percentile. Sixteen percent are obese, a BMI at or above 95th percentile.

 

Dr. Bruning discourages parents who are worried about their child’s weight from putting their child on a temporary diet. Rather, focus on altering lifestyle patterns in both food and activity. However, morbidly obese cases may require special professional attention.

 

Cafeteria nosh: Before sending a child to school, you can teach healthy choices merely with practice at everyday meals and snacks. If you are concerned your child is overeating or undereating, ask lunchroom monitors about what they’re noticing. You may also learn important information regarding the menu.

 

Packing hot/cold lunches: If packing a heat-sensitive lunch, invest in a vacuum thermos for hot foods and an ice pack or well-insulated lunchbox to prevent the growth of bacteria and illness, especially when dealing with meat, egg or other animal products. Bacteria can grow between 40 and 140 degrees. Ideally, cold foods should be kept at 32 degrees while hot foods should be kept at 165 degrees.

 

Early habits: Sousek strongly reminds parents to never combine food and emotion, for example, based upon whether a child performs well or not. “That’s when unhealthy habits begin, pushing it toward disordered eating. Express and discuss emotions verbally.”

 

Dr. Bruning agrees good behaviors start in the beginning. “It’s easier to learn healthy habits early than to unlearn bad habits later.” The whole family must be involved in creating desirable patterns – one member shouldn’t eat pizza for supper while another attempts brussels sprouts.

 

“Kids and parents alike are busy with activities and jobs, but we have to be willing to work toward the positive to encourage a healthy life,” said Sousek.

 

For more information about nutritious lunches for your child, please contact Dr. Bruning at kara.bruning@avera.org or 605-322-1530, or Sousek at ksousek@hy-vee.com or 605-334-7231. 



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    04/08/2017
    07:30PM — 10:00PM

    Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Mary W. Sommervold Hall Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA i...


  • Archival Preservation Program

    04/09/2017
    02:00PM — 04:00PM

    Do you have important documents you would like to preserve? If so, the Old Courthouse Museum w...


  • Stained Glass Concert

    04/09/2017
    02:30PM — 04:30PM

    EVENT OVERVIEW: Join the SDSO for the sixth season of the Stained Glass Series. Experience the...


  • Little All Stars

    04/10/2017
    09:00AM — 09:50AM

    -Ages: Walking - 6 years -10 punches per card -Cards do not expire


  • Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    04/10/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Play Groups are specifically for kids and their caregivers. Gather your friends at our “house” to...


  • Sensory Friendly Art & Adventures

    04/10/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    In honor of April being Autism Awareness month, the Center for Disabilities and Museum of Visual ...


  • Latches

    04/10/2017
    06:30PM — 08:00PM

    Breastfeeding takes a village. Nourish your baby in a safe, comfortable place, surrounded by your...


  • The Ransom Church, located at 700 N. Main Ave in downtown Sioux Falls, is sponsoring an "After th...


  • Toddler Time

    04/11/2017
    09:30AM — 11:30AM

    If they can walk, they can jump! Toddler Time at Sky Zone is a special time just for the little o...


  • Storytime Tuesdays

    04/11/2017
    10:00AM — 10:30AM

    Bring your kids to a storytime every Tuesday at Child's Play Toys. It starts off with a few songs...


  • Into the Pit

    04/11/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Into the Pit Quarry Tour arrives with another chance to go Into the Pit of a Concrete Materials q...


  • Lapsit

    04/11/2017
    10:30AM — 11:05AM

    Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, stories and playtime. Get to know other families and ...


  • Babywearing for Do-It-Yourself-ers

    04/11/2017
    06:30PM — 07:30PM

    Monthly on the second Tuesday


  • Join local musician Steve McFarland as he introduces the soothing sounds of the islands on th...


  • Art Journaling for Everyone

    04/11/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Art journaling for EVERYONE! Admission: $15 No artistic skills required. Join Da Vinci, Van Gog...



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