Kids love being active and they don’t need a lot of guidance from parents on how to run around and have a good time. They also love biking. . . .and swimming, so it should be no surprise that kids as young as 3 love triathlons! So you sign the kids up for one after all the great things you have heard from other families and then wonder how you are supposed to help them prepare? What to pack, what to expect, where to go, life vest or training wheels?
Constipation in kids is challenging for parents. From diapers to potty training you have been programmed to know the scoop on your child’s poop and when constipation arises, it is painful for your child and stressful for you. You are not alone.
Summer is on the way and that means soccer games, pool parties, beach days, camping, road hockey and neighborhood pick up basketball! What do you feed a crowd to keep them healthy, hydrated, cooled off and active?
Growing bones needs calcium rich foods to grow up strong and healthy. That’s why we put together a list of 25 foods high in calcium for easy reference.
Trying to get your kids to eat more healthy snacks? Sometimes it’s hard to find easy to prepare snacks to serve your family on the go and maintain your active kids health. Packaged snacks at the grocery store are often laden with preservatives, artificial flavours and colours and not always a healthy option.
Shopping for calcium supplements and wondering what to look for? Parents often ask us what to look for when shopping for calcium supplements. First and foremost you need to know who you are shopping for as needs are different for kids vs. adults and it is always best to follow-up with your healthcare provider before beginning any supplementation.
At IronKids we are passionate about staying active ourselves and showing our kids how being outside and moving can be so much fun! That is why we love this list from Sharon of ten super easy ways to have fun outside with the kids and throw in a little activity too! I've added my comments too . . . .turns out Sharon and I think A LOT alike!
It is EPA+DHA that kids’ brains and bodies need in order to develop properly and sadly, where children tend to fall short. Research published in the Journal of Nutrition found that Canadian children 4-8 years old were only getting 22% of the study’s recommended 90 mg of DHA+EPA per day and 61% of ALA recommendations. Canadian kids are not getting the omega 3 benefits they need during these important years.
Wondering if your kids may have a vitamin D deficiency? You are not alone. Many parents wonder if their kids are getting enough vitamin D. There are several reasons why you are right to be concerned about a vitamin D deficiency.
Lifestyle factors, such as applying sunscreen, spending too much time indoors, and eating too few vitamin d rich foods may affect how much vitamin D your kids are getting.
Teaching your kids about vitamins and nutrition is as important as teaching them to read and write. Just as life-long skills such as reading and writing can lead to a successful career, understanding the importance of vitamins and nutrition early on encourages a healthy relationship with food.