This a little off topic but as a Mom of two young boys who are currently attending summer camp I found First Bites founder Caren Gremonts Huffpost article “Obesity’s Officially a Disease, so why was my child diagnosed as a ‘healthy eater’?” a fascinating post. It’s a quick read about how camps (and of course our schools are guilty as well) provide snacks like oreos, graham crackers, cheetos, etc and offer these as “nutritious” options for our children to snack on. I am all for balance in a child’s life but packaged processed desserts disguised as healthy snack options seems misguided to say the least.
If anyone is interested in healthy snack options for kids and lunch box ideas, below is a list of blogs I frequent for suggestions:
100 days of real food: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/
Kath Eats Real Food: http://www.katheats.com/
First Bites: http://www.firstbites.org/