Getting kids to eat right...

While T and I don't have kids yet, being a teacher allows me to see the effect that nutrition has on the students within my classroom. I can immediately tell the ones who ate breakfast in the morning by how they connect with me, and who is dragging around 10:30am because of poor eating habits. I want my students to be feeling their best and performing their best, and a lot of that has to do with the nutritional choices they are making at home.

I even see in my niece and nephew how difficult it can be to get kids to eat healthy, especially when you either a) have picky eaters, or b) don't have the time to make a balanced meal for your family. American kid these days simply do not get enough fruits and vegetables in their diets, and they are suffering consequences because of it. It seems like our tastebuds are hardwired to prefer french fries to carrots, and donuts to apples! (Or the car naturally seems to veer towards McDonalds or Papa Murphys when you have had a long day... is that a built in mechanism these days?) :)

Even if your kids do eat fruits and vegetables on a regular basis, they are often limited to what they like (carrots or tomatoes, anyone?) and usually nothing else. And let's face it, we don't have the time, energy or resources to purchase and prepare the full required servings and variety of fruits and vegetables that our bodies need each day. That's why so many moms, dads, kids (and teachers!) have come to depend on Juice Plus, because it bridges the gap between what we should eat, and what we actually do eat.

Several studies that have recently been published paint a grim picture for the future of our children's health. With the increasing amount of processed foods being incorporated into diets, mixed with more sedentary lifestyles (PSP, DS, Wii and XBOX sound familiar?), children are now at risk of developing serious diseases at a much younger age than ever before. Here are some published facts that face our children and this current generation:
  • They aren't getting enough fruits and vegetables. 93% of children and adolescents do not consume the recommended amount of vegetables per day. --Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
  • They have a weight problem. One in three American children and teenagers is overweight or obese. - American Heart Association
    • Obesity rates have tripled among teens since the late '70s. -Journal of the American Medical Association 
  • They're already developing serious diseases (many without even knowing it!)  80% of children who are overweight at ages 10 - 15 become obese as adults. --U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • By age 12, an estimated 70% of children have the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries. -- Bogalusa Heart Study
    • Today's generation of children may be the first in two centuries to actually live shorter lives than their parents. --New England Journal of Medicine
 Thankfully, for busy families, teachers, and people in general who want to incorporate the simple plan of incorporating whole, fresh and organic fruits and vegetables into their diets and experience the real impact it has on our body, there is a hand-up out there with Juice Plus+. Unlike the overwhelming majority of nutritional products on the market, Juice Plus+ is backed by published, peer-reviewed, gold-standard, clinical research. Studies conducted by prestigious research institutions and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals have found that Juice Plus+:
  • Delivers key phytonutrients that are absorbed by the body
  • Reduces oxidative stress caused by free radicals
  • Positively impacts markers of systemic inflammation
  • Helps support a healthy immune system
  • Helps protect the structural integrity of DNA
  • Promotes cardivascular wellness
  • Is without question the most thoroughly researched brand name nutritional product on the market today. 
Juice Plus is a whole-food based nutritional product that provides nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains-- such as apples, broccoli, kale, parsley, papaya and beets in a convenient capsule or chewable form. It partners with your current lifestyle to help you bridge the gap of your nutritional choices and begin laying the foundations of a healthy future for your family. I know I don't want to be another statistic, and I am so glad that I have my "safety belt" of Juice Plus to take on every morning and evening while I navigate through life.

I am so passionate about this opportunity to deliver bioavailable nutrients to my body that I simply don't have the time to incorporate when left to my own doing. Juice Plus+ is affordable, sustainable and has been on the market for over 15 years, successfully changing lives every day around the globe.

I would love to share more about Juice Plus+ and my story with you! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at, or visit my website at

Be well!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Blogging tips