Juli Auclair and Joe Piscatella go for grocery shopping, sharing tips on how to raise fit kids.
Read the full transcript »
Audra Lowe: We all want to our family is stay healthy and it’s so important that we actually sent Juli to the grocery store to find out which foods we should be eating, Juli? Juli Auclair: Do you want to raise healthy fit kids but you are not exactly show where to start. Will we are at whole foods with author and heart health expert Joe Piscatella and we are going to do a little grocery shopping so you can help us the exactly what we should look for, for our kids. Joe Piscatella: Exacly and we want to start with breakfast because that’s where we all started. Juli Auclair: Alright, so we’re in cereal isle and because not cereals are alike. Joe Piscatella: Not all cereals are alike, here is cosmic cocoas and if we look at the fiber that is going to be less and one gram of fiber per serving. Juli Auclair: And that’s not good? Joe Piscatella: It’s not good at all; I mean you know you’re probably got more fiber out of the box and your way out of the cereal. Juli Auclair: No need the box. Joe Piscatella: On the other hand here is the raisin brand. Juli Auclair: Okay. Joe Piscatella: And that has six grams of fiber, this is terrific stuff. Juli Auclair: Much better. Joe Piscatella: This is what we want the kids they have. My suggestion is take a healthy cereal and two third of what you’re giving to your child should be the healthy cereal and then take an unhealthy one with the higher sugar content and make it 1/3 and mix them together. Juli Auclair: I like it. Alright lets to get keep that and add over to the drink part of this isle because the drinks are where we can sort to go wrong with our diet for kids. Joe Piscatella: Particularly kids and you know we’ve got an overweight and obesity problem with children and on adolescents and many of the calories that they’ve take in come in the form of sugar. So the important thing in looking at these labels is how much sugar comes in the serving, in the drink and this can of cola there is 43 grams of sugar. Juli Auclair: Okay let’s turn just around here yeah. Joe Piscatella: Nobody knows where the gram or sugar looks like but I’m here to tell you that four grams equals a teaspoon. Juli Auclair: So that’s a long sugar. Joe Piscatella: Yeah, so if this is 43 that’s almost 11 teaspoons of sugar in that can. Juli Auclair: So you need to balance it out with whatever else they’re eating that day. Joe Piscatella: Exactly right. Sometimes people will choose juice as a healthier choice and it is. Juli Auclair: It some with drink a lot of this. Joe Piscatella: Yeah, will again you want to go to what’s the level and tell me how many grams of sugar is in that juice box. Juli Auclair: Let’s see, we’ve got 18. Joe Picatella: Okay so that’s 3 ½ teaspoons of sugar. Weight less than the cola— Juli Auclair: Definitely less than this. Joe Piscatella: But not something that you’d want to have so that the child would be drinking 4 or 5 or 6 of this juice boxes. Juli Auclair: Maybe one. Joe Piscatella: Maybe one. Juli Auclair: Alright now we here over to the dairy section so we can talk about milk and— Joe Piscatella: Little surprise for you there. Juli Auclair: Let’s go. So what milk should we be giving for our kids? I know a lot of parents gets 2%, is that healthy? Joe Piscatella: Well it’s healthy, it’s good milk. However the fat content is a little bit high in terms of higher them what people think in terms of the impact done in cholesterol so here is 2% meal and about what we need to understand is that 2% doesn’t have anything to do with when you drink it. It is whole milk and 51% of the calories come from fat, if it’s 2% milk 38% of the calories was some from fat. Juli Auclair: And that’s alive? Joe Piscatella: This is practically full fat milk. Juli Auclair: Wow! Joe Piscatella: So your better off now, the first two years of life is a full fat diet and you would never give an infant skim milk but from age to one not six, not ten and not 12 the age too long they get kids on legit
Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Healthline Networks, Inc. All rights reserved for Healthline.