Educate your children on the effects of sugar, and the effects of poor dental health. Encourage them to brush their teeth after a sugary sweet is eaten, and show positive parental leadership by doing the same.
Gand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
Dr. John’s Candies, a family owned and operated xylitol-based candy distributor, offers healthy options for children and parents with its natural chocolates and lollipops that are sweetened with a sugar-free, plant-based sweetener.
In addition to offering healthier alternatives to sugary sweets, Dr. John’s is backing the movement to fight childhood obesity and its associated health complications with a how-to list for parents to get their kids to eat healthier.
The following are how-to tips for getting children to eat healthier:
- Start slow, and make small modifications over the course of an extended period of time. Do your children like specific candies? Continue to buy them, but then supplement their beloved chocolates with healthier treats, like with our Simply Xylitol DecaDENTS.
- The Dentistry iQ Network recently published an article that details that dental health in children is becoming an increased primary concern of parents and dentists, and that poor dental health in children is even further becoming a rising trend. Why? There’s more sugar, everywhere. A simple skim of the nutrition panel on your kid’s breakfast cereal will startle you, as will a peek of their juice box panel. How can you avoid this? Educate your children on the effects of sugar, and the effects of poor dental health. Encourage them to brush their teeth after a sugary sweet is eaten, and show positive parental leadership by doing the same.
- Meal plan. Meal planning helps busy parents to ditch the drive-thru on a hungry whim, and it helps to reduce snacking. In addition to establishing this healthier habit, meal planning is also important in saving families money. Pre-plan the use of your leftovers, and avoid using sugary sauces for healthier alternatives, either bought or made ahead of time.
“Even though we’re advancing in technology and health, I feel like we’re often taking two steps backwards by consuming processed and sugary foods on a non-stop basis. Nowadays, it’s all about instant gratification, even if it’s not healthy for us. As parents, we need to first educate ourselves on the nutritional state of ourselves and our families, and then show our children what healthy eating habits are all about,” says Debra Bruinsma, RDH, Vice President of Dr. John's.
Dr. John's Candies was founded in 1995 by Dr. John Bruinsma, a dentist, and his wife Debra, a hygienist. Their line of hand crafted sugar-free lollipops, hard candies, chocolates and more are designed with your family in mind.
For more information on Dr. John’s Candies, please visit http://www.drjohns.com.