Kids and the Paleo Diet, Not!Photo Credit: CarbonNYC via Compfight cc
While surfing my mailbox dedicated to RD listservs, my eye caught “Paleo for Kids.” I was getting ready to be upset when instead I happily found Michele Redmond, MS, RDN, at The Taste Workshop’s comments.
She shared with my peers that “restrictive eating and fear of foods is inherent in any diet but particularly paleo which, depending on which paleo model you follow, promotes eating beans and grains as actually dangerous for your gut and health. Involving kids in these eating patterns and beliefs raises lots of nutrition and social-eating questions.”
Michele highlighted the three links below. They are worthy of your time. The TED talk is a must watch!! While the articles are not specific to our children, parents must be aware of the mental rigidity and consequential nutritional deficiencies that are likely to develop if you impose any diet on your children.Photo Credit: rick via Compfight cc
1. There is no one right diet—Paleo debunked by archeologist:
2. From strict and obsessed to balanced:
3. From the trenches of Crossfit and Paleo to the gray zone:
You can learn more about Michele Redmond, MS, RD at www.thetasteworkshop.com.