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Patty James: Setting Right Example For Kids Is Her Most Important Nutrition Tip

October is Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM. We invited some old friends and some new ones to share their wisdom about nutrition and offer always on-the-go sports parents fresh ideas and choices for healthy, easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners and between-meal snacks for your active children.

Today we hear from one of MomsTEAM's regular contributors, author, chef, and founder of Direction Five Health, Patty James:

Patty James with her two dogs

MomsTEAM: What is the best snack to pack in a sports-active kid's school backpack or gym bag?

The founder of DirectionFive Health, a national culinary and nutrition program for kids says parents can get kids excited about health and fitness by being a role model. When children see their parents making healthy choices, she says, they will too.

Educating Parents Is Key To Healthier Food Choices For Youth Athletes

The key to helping parents make healthier food choices for their sports-active kids is education, says the founder and director of DirectionFive Health, a culinary and nutrition program for kids.

Healthy Living: Time to Listen To Our Kids

Kids are often times more intuitive than adults, and what they think is best for them in terms of health, nutrition and exercise often times is. It's time we truly listened to what they have to say, says certified natural chef, holistic nutrition expert and founder of DirectionFive.org, Patty James.


Fruits and Vegetables: Colors of Rainbow for Better Health

Fruits and veggies offer many benefits. As summer approaches and an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables become available from your local grocery story or better yet farmer's market, it is important to know how each "group" contributes to long term health. And the easiest way to do that? By following the colors of the rainbow!  

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