February 28, 2005

Last year, an advocacy group called The Children’s Alliance published “Nutrition and Schools.” The report is based on focus group discussions with high school students and their parents.

Lunch menus were typically described as including chicken nuggets, nachos, pizza, corn dogs, fries, cookies, chips and hamburgers. Only a few students said they intentionally choose healthier options, such as salad or yogurt. Virtually no student reported bringing lunch from home – not cool, they said. The report said “When asked if they ever thought about eating wheat bread instead of white, or chicken breasts rather than legs,” the report noted, “most students responded with blank stares.

This may indicate that they have a general understanding – such as cookies are bad, vegetables are good – but have a hard time making more sophisticated distinctions like high glycemic carbohydrates, starches and sugars.

If you have kids, teach them the difference between good wholesome food and foods that are only empty calories. If you already do this, kudos to you.

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Sugar Free Low Carb Breakfast Custard
Serves: 14
Carbs Per Serving: 2.4 g
Prep Time:<20 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

4 lg. eggs
4 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. heavy whipping cream
1/4 c. Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. melted butter

Mix eggs, cheese, heavy whipping cream, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, cinnamon, nutmeg and melted butter.
Pour into a small baking dish coated with Pam. Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes until knife inserted in middle comes out clean.

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