Sugary Snacks

Are your kids playing soccer this fall?
What is the snack situation?
Are families signing up to bring snacks to each game?
Get ready.  It can be a festival of sugar;  sugar your kids do not need.

I wrote this blog last year on the topic.
Keeping Sugar Off The Field

If you want to take action in your town, take a look at this example of how to make a change.

The soccer fields aren’t the only problem.  A mom brought piled high frosted cupcakes to my daughter’s gymnastics class yesterday.  That’s about 200 calories (maybe more) that post-cartwheeling kids do not need.  Oh…and then there were lollipops at bank (I have to write Bank of America), but thank goodness the two kids ahead of us took the last two.

The calories are everywhere.  I feel like I’m playing a game of dodge ball with sugar and I am losing.

About Melanie Silverman

Melanie is a pediatric registered dietitian nutritionist (RD) and a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) working primarily in pediatric nutrition for well over 15 years. She spent seven years as a clinical dietitian at The University of Chicago Medical Center in the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, adult and pediatric burn units, and high risk pediatric follow-up clinic. She also served as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago. Melanie has presented at state and national meetings for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), March of Dimes, Prader-Willi California Foundation, Texas Prader-Willi Association, Oklahoma Prader Willi Syndrome Association, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) in the United States and Canada and the Prader-Willi Syndrome USA (PWSA). She worked hard for her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Spanish from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, California Dietetic Association, Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group, Women’s Health Group, Nutrition Entrepreneurs and an active member of the International Lactation Consultant Association.