Healthy School Lunches: Balancing Taste and Nutrition

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Is the healthy food you put in your kid's lunchbox coming home uneaten? Learn how to pack foods they will love and not want to trade away.
Air Date: 11/6/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Tanya Altmann, MD
DrTanya labcoatTanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, is a UCLA-trained pediatrician practicing in Southern California, and the happy mother of two. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Tanya is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA and the Chief Medical Advisor for the Newborn Channel. Dr. Tanya is also a Spokesperson for American Academy of Pediatrics, approved by the national physician organization to communicate complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts.

Beyond her extensive medical work, Dr. Tanya is also an accomplished writer, authoring the best-selling book Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents' Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers. She is Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics' parenting book The Wonder Years and Associate Medical Editor of their best selling Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5.

And if that isn't impressive enough, Dr. Tanya also serves as a child health expert for numerous news programs and talk shows, including Today (NBC) and KTLA 5 Morning News (CW Los Angeles). She's been quoted in hundreds of periodicals including Newsweek, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and Parents magazine. Her popular parenting workshops help moms and dads through the day-to-day ups and downs of raising their kids. She responds to caregivers concerns and blogs on controversial topics for a variety of health and parenting websites including Web MD and TODAYMoms. In addition, Dr. Tanya serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Sharecare, a new interactive healthcare website.
Healthy School Lunches: Balancing Taste and Nutrition
Feeding kids can be challenging. While some kids are willing to try all sorts of foods, many kids are extremely picky eaters... especially when it comes to packing their lunches.

Each food group is essential for providing crucial nutrients and energy that can support normal growth and overall well-being.

But choosing foods that have a high content of nutrients (protein, vitamins, and minerals) without excessive calories, fat, and sodium content can be tricky.

If the food you're putting in your kid's lunchbox is coming home uneaten, you don't want to miss this segment. Dr. Tanya Altmann, MD, discusses how to pack foods your kids will love... and not want to trade away.
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