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Linda Michaelis RD, MS says summer can be a great time to get your overweight child started on a healthy eating regimen. Linda works with many families in the greater San Leandro area to set up a fun and enjoyable food plan.
Many of the families that Linda works with have health insurance that covers nutritional counselling for children. Her website lists insurances that cover weight loss.
Linda takes families to the supermarket of their choice and shows them the best, tasty meals and snacks for children. She teaches the family how to read the food label for the important nutrition facts such as protein, fiber, fat and sugar.
Linda is adamanat that moms and dads support their child in an exercise program for the summer. It can simply be taking the child to the nearby school and having them run the track or power walking for a few loops.
Mom and dad must participate in the healthy eating program with their child so that they will not feel singled out. The home should be stocked with healthy foods along with 100 calorie treats that can be served after lunch and after dinner.
Linda assists families in learning how to order healthy entrees in their favorite restaurants. In addition, she shows families recipes that contain veggies that children enjoy. She likes to see families go to a farmer's market once a week and orient the child to all the fruits and veggies of the season.
She also stresses the importance of the child to participate in making healthy recipes that they will be proud of.