How a 'sugar budget' helped one family eat healthier


Like most parents, Paddy Spence doesn’t want his daughters eating too much junk food. He also doesn’t want to be the dad who won’t let his kids have fun.

“At the end of the day, it’s horrible to be the parent who’s just wagging your finger and saying ‘No,’” Spence tells NBC News BETTER. “Why not let your kid make those choices herself and actually feel great about them?”
Spence, the CEO of Zevia, a popular natural diet soda brand, doesn’t tell his kids what to eat. Instead, he puts them on a “sugar budget” and lets them choose how to spend their own calories.

His kids may go over on some days, he says, which means they’ll need to figure out how to adjust their budget for the following day.

“Like any budget, it’s all about making sensible tradeoffs,” Spence says.

Spence and his wife Jerra devised the simple game to help their kids, ages 6 and 8, learn good eating habits in a way that’s fun. Their daughters are allowed to have 50 grams, or about 200 calories worth, of sugar a day, Spence says.

Spence says a sugar budget helps kids understand that healthier foods, like whole fruits and proteins, are more satisfying than sugary foods, while giving them a way to still enjoy sweets in small portions.

“As a parent I’m about controlling the overall level, and I’m not here to tell you how to consume your sugar,” he says. “And so that kind of choice is so exciting for kids because they quickly realize, technically, it’s the ice cream that’s going to win.”

Continue Reading >>

Our mission is clear.
1) By Offering Rosa Wraps. 2) We can Donate to The Paul Stefan Foundation. 3) And Help Save Babies. 

Treat yourself as though you were at a spa with this soft cotton bath hair wrap. It dries hair quickly, is water absorbent and washable. The soft cotton fabric dries quickly and will be ready for your next hair washing.

- Made of Soft Premium Cotton.
- Just twist, flip and button. Easy to use.
- It makes a perfect gift for the girls in your life.
Made by Rosa For Life in the USA.

The Rosa For Life brand takes pride in providing you with the highest quality in material and craftsmanship. You will not be disappointed with the high quality and comfort of your Rosa wrap.

These also make great gifts for the girls in your life. Each Rosa wrap is packaged in a nice white gift box, including gift tissue paper. All you have to do is gift wrap or place in a nice gift bag.


* For your online security and peace of mind we use Amazon.com to fulfill your order.

Customer Reviews 


No comments :

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...