Definitely, fewer white potatoes - more sweet potatoes instead.
Fewer Pastas like mac & cheese & spaghetti, & White flour products.
Fewer sandwiches, no white bread at all.
Definitely more fresh fruit & a larger variety of veggies - finger foods.
Probably less meat, even though 50+ yrs ago I think meat was healthier - no antibiotics.
I'd probably encourage more fish if I could find any healthy seafoods.
Definitely no baloney, hotdogs - not today's crap anyway.
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I would stay away from the soy. We didn't know then what we know about soy today.. but they didn't get much anyway.. cause even then I was somewhat suspicious of it.
I hope you don't have to find out that kids have a mind of their own!
There are kids that no matter what you do nothing will be right for them, and they will fight you every step of the way.. and unless you are willing to fully cut them off from the world they will make their own decisions about what they will and will not eat, often starting before they can even talk..
so as a parent all you can do it teach them, try not to be a nag, and help them to be the best person that THEY WANT TO BE which many times is not what you want them to be.
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Would you use herbs like parsley and cilantro and spices like tumeric and cinnamon? Grass-fed meat, fish and dairy? More salads? Particular supplements?
I have a 3 year old so I'm interested in the younger years not school years.
No kids here either, but if I had a little one I would definitely use spices and herbs in the preparation of meals, and use sea salt.
I'd go organic whenever possible with fruits, vegetables and meat...wild if possible with fish. Grass fed is always better than corn fed.
I think I would stay away from regular milk, and use alternatives like Almond, Hemp or Rice. I'd encourage and make it more fun to eat fruits and veggies, and be sure to wash/rinse thoroughly.
I took a 'one-a-day' as a kid. I guess I would give a high quality multi-vitamin/mineral, a vitamin D3 and omega 3 supplement.
I wouldn't steer clear of potatoes, but I'd boil/steam them, and toss with spices and light olive oil instead of using butter or spreads. Sweet potatoes would be used for things like fries. Very limited fast foods for sure. I'd definitely use olive oil or virgin coconut oil for as many things as possible, fresh salads, frying, cooking, baking, etc.
I'd encourage drinking lots of filtered water everyday, and dilute fruit juices 1/3 water with 2/3 juice (no 'sugar added'). Soda would be out, a 'once in a blue moon' thing for sure. I'd try to use yogurt, sorbert, kefir in place of ice cream as a treat if possible. Dr. Oz just had a show where he used greek yogurt to make popsicles as a low cholesterol treat.
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