Using Apps to Track Nutrition

We all know that we should encourage kids to drink plenty of water and milk and eat more fruits, veggies, and healthy grains, but do we do the same for ourselves? Set an example and learn more about nutrition at the same time by using a nutrition app such as My Fitness Pal or Lose it.

These tools can help you make sense of everything you consume and show you your excesses and deficiencies. With a few taps, you could find out that your sodium intake is off the charts or that you're only getting a fraction of the amount of iron or calcium you need.

How does this relate to the kids under your care? As you learn more and make smarter food decisions for yourself, the more likely you are to make better food choices for your daycare facility.