As a mother, and a grandmother, my greatest joys have been raising my two sons and spending quality time with our grandchildren, and many of these cherished occasions are often centered around food. Not only does it bring the group together, but food is an essential component of growth and development as well as cognitive performance. As a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist, a Master of Public Health, and a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics working with the NFL, MLB, and NHL, I take special interest in the foods we put into our bodies and how they provide the essential nutrients needed to #nourishtoflourish at our best.
When it comes to our children, our goal to make sure that we help them thrive and strive through nourishment and here are some tips on ways to be successful:
While these tips can be helpful for your kids and grandkids, they can be helpful for you too. The family that eats together stays healthy together.
Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN, is the Dietary & Nutrition Strategic Advisor at Dari® and MOO’V™ milk. With over two decades of experience, she is an expert in nutrition with many of Leslie’s blog posts center around active eating and fueling for sport. She is the Head Nutritionist for the Kansas City Chiefs and has been a consulting sports dietitian in the NFL, MLB, and NHL, and worked with Olympic athletes. Bonci has co-authored three books with an active eating focus, is a blogger for US News Eat + Run, and is a sought-after expert for television, radio, print and online media, Bonci speaks regularly on topics including “sciensationalism,” “fuels of engagement” and “communication with conviction” to help influencers and consumers debunk the junk and separate fact from fallacy.