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healthy eating

1st year of life

Breast-feeding is BEST (reminder: Moms eat healthy & take your prenatal vitamins)


Formula if needed the first 12 months


Introduce peanut proteins as soon as 6 months of age. (Bamba snacks from Israel are safe Peanut Snacks.)

After 12 months

Whole milk is encouraged until 18 months, then you may transition to 1% or 2% milk.


Fresh is best


Fresh or Frozen


100% whole grain : breads,cereals, pastas, rice


Lean meats, beans, peanut butter, nuts, etc


Milk, yogurt, cheese

“your child's development depends on their diet”

The caloric needs depends on age & activity level. For specific guidelines visit!

Avoid empty calories

These are extra calories added to food from fat & sugar. They DO NOT
provide nutritional value. Including:

  • Soft drinks / Juices​

  • Jelly, Cake, Cookies, Chips, Ice-cream

  • Fatty Meats / Fried Foods


Simple ways to reduce fat intake in your child's diet and promote a healthy
weight includes serving:

  • Low-fat or nonfat dairy products

  • Poultry without skin

  • Lean cuts of meats

  • Whole grain breads and cereals

  • Healthy snacks such as fruits and veggies

Approaches parents can take to develop healthy eating habits in their children include:

  • Guide your family's choices rather than dictate foods.

  • Encourage your children to eat slowly.

  • Eat meals together as a family as often as possible

  • Involve your children in food shopping and preparing meals.

  • Read nutrition labels before serving your children food.

  • Plan for healthy snacks.

  • Discourage eating meals or snacks while watching TV.

  • Encourage your children to drink more water.

  • Make sure your children's meals outside the home are balanced.

  • Pay attention to portion size and ingredients.

“Let your child get good & dirty”

Studies show our environment is too clean in the USA, kids need to play on the floor,
with animals, in the dirt... etc to give their immune system a workout at an early age,
this reduces chances of future allergy development.


Exercise makes you feel better mentally & physically. It is also a great way to bond with your child

“exercise is near & dear to my heart” - Dr Renu Garg


  • Daily family walks (Go to free parks: Herman park, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center)

  • Bike Rides (Helmets are MANDATORY for all)

  • Gardening / Raking leaves

  • Outdoor Activities / Sports

prevalence estimates of diabetes, 2025 


1/3 of children are overweight in Texas


I believe this is because they are eating the wrong foods, eating for entertainment & are not physically active.

“Eat less, move more” - Dr Renu Garg

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