(Washington, DC) October 1, 2012 – The Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA) recognizes the importance of creating healthier food and lunch options for children, and wants to help parents get their kids moving and enjoying power packed soyfoods.
If keeping your child active and healthy is a priority then offer your children soyfoods as alternative snacks and meal options. Soyfoods provide a plant-based protein comparable to beef, milk, eggs and fish and is low is saturated fats and cholesterol free. Studies show eating soyfoods at an early age may help protect against some diseases later in life for example:
- Soyfoods may help protect against breast cancer when girls start eating soyfoods before or during adolescence.
- Soyfoods may help children ease constipation, maintain a healthy weight, and boost athletic performance.
Food and nutrition expert Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RD, ACSM HFS encourages parents to serve nutrient rich and calorie wise soyfoods as dinner and snack options for regaining energy after an active day. “Soy veggie tacos could be a quick and healthy dinner for families. Low-fat soymilk is a nourishing recovery drink after sports for your ‘all-star’ in training,” said Scritchfield.
To help parents, the Soyfoods Association of North America is releasing its latest educational video, The Benefits of Soyfoods for Energetic Kids , where Scritchfield advises parents on how to implement healthy soyfoods, snack and recipe tips.
Soyfoods are well suited to meet individual energy and protein needs for all children. Teaching kids how to make healthy choices early in life will set them up for a healthy future. For more information on how to use soyfoods in your active child’s diet visit: http://www.soyfoods.org/nutrition-health/soy-foods-at-every-stage-of-life/soy-for: Additional video content is available here.
The Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA) is a non-profit trade association that has been promoting consumption of soyfoods in the diet since 1978. SANA is committed to encouraging sustainability, integrity and growth in the soyfoods industry by promoting the benefits and consumption of soy-based foods and ingredients in diets. More information is available atwww.soyfoods.org.
Latraniecesa Wilson, Communications Director
The Soyfoods Association of North America
1050 17th Street, N.W. Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036