My big cooking challenge for this week is planning my son’s birthday party and keeping it fun and treat filled and yet still healthy. Kind of a tall order, don’t you think? Typical birthday parties for kids include unlimited soda, chips, tasteless Walmart type cake, and lots of candy in the goodie bags. Each child probably consumes in excess of 100 grams of sugar! Considering that only 36 grams of sugar in a 24 hour period lowers immunity by over 50% for an adult, so you can imagine the hit a child’s immunity takes from a shot of sugar as high as 100 grams at one party! No wonder my kids usually have a runny nose within an hour or so of attending a birthday party!
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. Her work is dedicated to helping families effectively incorporate the principles of ancestral diets within the modern household. She is a sought after lecturer around the world for conferences, summits, and podcasts.
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