Picky Eater Kid Nutritional Guidelines

Written by Jason Katzenback

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• Vitamin A (500 mcg) can be readily found in vegetables, including carrots and sweet potatoes

• Likewise, Vitamin C (45 mg) can found in fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, oranges, and cantaloupes

Of course, whenever in doubt,repparttar Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children (http://www.usda.gov/cnpp/KidsPyra/) remainsrepparttar 142786 standard for nutritional eating for children betweenrepparttar 142787 ages of 2 and 6. This includes Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta (6 servings a day); Vegetables (3 servings a day); Fruits (2 servings a day); Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese (2 servings a day); Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, and Nuts (2 servings a day); Fats, Oils, and Sweets (use sparingly).

Snack Time

Snacks will typically not ruin your child's appetite an hour or so before dinner because he or she has a small stomach. Because your child may not receive enough nutrients during dinner, snacks should be viewed as an important time to meet those needs, especially if they are offered at a regularly scheduled “snack time.”

However, beware of snacks that provide little more than calories such as chips, candy, and sodas. Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD, a spokesperson forrepparttar 142788 American Dietetic Association, says, “If you are going to offer snacks, make sure they are supplementing meals, not sabotaging them.”

Here some healthy snack food suggestions:

• Graham Crackers • Popcorn • Pretzels • Milk • Cheese • Yogurt • Hard Cooked Eggs • Fruit • Raw Vegetables • Crackers, Rice Cakes, Celery with Peanut Butter • Applesauce • Dried or Canned Fruit • Low-fat Pudding • Animal Crackers • Home-made trail mix made from dried fruit, nuts and dry cereal • Bread Sticks • Baked Chips and Salsa • Dry Cereal

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Homeownership: Could it be in Your Future?

Written by Lois A. Vitt

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If that sounds easy, it's not. All major decisions, including our housing decisions, are fraught with emotional factors not often recognized.

In making your housing decisions, you employ your personal housing value system, including all that you value about where and how you live. This system incorporates personal, social and tangible factors as well as financial perceptions that are not necessarily objective views.

In addition, you have a housing history, made up ofrepparttar values, wants and needs associated with every place you've ever called "home", and that also influences your decisions; left unexamined, it can mire you inrepparttar 142785 past and undermine your goals.

If you decide that you too wish to be a home owner, it is important that you begin to accumulate savings while you are renting.

Begin observingrepparttar 142786 housing market to get a sense of what houses cost and where different houses are located. While doing this begin to develop a sense ofrepparttar 142787 importance of market timing - when is or isn't a good time to buy.

Make decisions aboutrepparttar 142788 living arrangement you want inrepparttar 142789 short term and in retirement, and set these as goals to work toward.

Modify your plan realistically throughrepparttar 142790 years, and live up to it.

Anchor your retirement planning withrepparttar 142791 home of your dreams, and save regularly to make your dreams come true.

And, finally, learn all you can about your housing history and value system to that you can makerepparttar 142792 right decisions as your plan unfolds.

If you follow all of these steps, a new home could very well be in your future.

Lois A. Vitt is a housing expert and financial sociologist. She founded and directs the Institute for Socio-Financial Studies, Middleburg, VA, and is the author of 10 Secrets to Successful Home Buying and Selling. To learn more about her approach to homeownership, visit her website at http://realtystudies.com.

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