Over nine million children in the US over the age of 6 are considered overweight or obese. All these kids are at greater risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. These facts are alarming. Programs like our government’s Let’s Move! campaign and educational blogs like this one are working hard to raise awareness of childhood obesity. SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener, the only all-natural stevia sweetener with zero calories, carbohydrates and glycemic index is also committed to raising awareness of childhood obesity through promoting proper nutrition.
Studies show that one of the best ways to teach children about healthier eating is to involve them more in food choices. When I go to the grocery store with my kids often I let them chose a different fruit or vegetable from the produce department. Trying new flavors is exciting and offering an unusual healthy food for your kids is a wonderful learning opportunity for them.
Like most young children my kids crave sweets and sugary snacks. The thousands and thousands of sugary packaged foods on the market today have only made the childhood obesity epidemic worse. But you can show your kids that they can still eat sweet foods without all the added sugar. By using SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops instead of sugar in your kids’ favorite recipes they will be able to satisfy their sweet tooth without the negative effects they get from sugar.
My children love adding a few drops of SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia to plain greek yogurt, smoothies, milk or water. SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia drops come in these delicious flavors:
Coconut • Watermelon • Cola • Lemon Drop • Valencia Orange • Berry
Chocolate Raspberry • English Toffee • Vanilla Crème • Hazelnut • Peppermint • Root Beer
Grape • Apricot Nectar • Chocolate • Cinnamon
Below is a wonderful recipe from SweetLeaf that you can make with your kids.
6 oz. skim milk
¼ cup orange slices
4 oz. vanilla non-fat yogurt
4 drops Sweet Drops Vanilla Crème
4 drops Sweet Drops Valencia Orange
One Healthy Moms Magazine reader can win a 2oz bottle of SweetLeaf Sweet Drops in the flavor of his or her choice. All you need to do in order to enter is like SweetLeaf on Facebook, follow SweetLeaf on Twitter and leave us a comment with your favorite flavor. You can chose from any of these flavors:
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For every entry including extra entries please leave a separate comment. Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments and e mails that I receive. The contest ends on Feb 1, 2013 at 8am PST and is open to anyone in the US 18+. Please leave your e mail address in your comments. All comments without e mail addresses will be disqualified.
Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.
Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at Wellsphere.com and her articles can also be found on ezinearticles.com. She also runs the Healthy Moms Social Network on Ning, is the Chief Marketing Officer for Talbert Nutrition LLC, and is on the Social Media Advisory Board for America’s Wellness Challenge. Follow her on Google+.
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