Interview with Culinary Nutrition Specialist, Elise Lindstrom, MA, RDN
"Changing the trajectory is crucial, because eating habits are established during early childhood and those tend to continue into adult years."
- Elise Lindstrom, MA, RDN
The importance of early childhood nutrition and promoting healthy eating
Smart Lunches CEO, David Morris, sat down recently with Elise Lindstrom, MA, RDN, Culinary Nutrition Specialist for the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program at the Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis, Indiana. The result was a wide-ranging discussion that covered nutritional guidelines, promoting and modeling healthy eating, how to evaluate your childcare or preschool food program, and resources for childcare professionals who want to be more effective in promoting healthy eating and good nutrition.
This 9 minute video is Part 1 of our four part discussion and focuses primarily on:
- The USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025
- Where the diets of many children fall short or fail to meet the guidelines
- Short and long-term health consequences for children whose diet does not meet the guidelines
Smart Lunches is pleased to bring you this compelling and timely series, and we hope you will return for Parts 2, 3 & 4 of our discussion with Elise Lindstrom as they become available in the coming weeks. Part 2 of this series will focus on promoting and modeling healthy eating and good nutrition in your childcare center or preschool.
We hope you enjoy the podcast!
The Smart Lunches team