Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Prevent High Blood Pressure in Children

Sept. 25, 2017

Eating more Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Prevent High Blood Pressure in Children

The AAP recently announced new guidelines on identifying and treating high blood pressure in children. The big takeaway? Prevention is key. And one way to help prevent high blood pressure is through a healthy and well balanced diet, specifically eating fruits and vegetables!

The AAP recommends three servings of veggies and two servings of fruit per day. We know how challenging it can be to make sure our little ones eat all of their fruits and veggies, so at Earth’s Best we’ve tried to make both fruits and veggies as tasty as possible.

Here are a few tips to help you include more fruits and veggies in your children’s diets.

If you are always on the go, pack portable meals and snacks that are made with fruits and veggies. Our pouches are great options for both baby and toddler, because they can easily be tossed in a bag and served up in the car or at the park.

Cultivate a love of fruits and veggies early in your child’s life. Our First Fruits and our First Veggies starter jar packs can be introduced into your baby’s diet as early as 4 months.

Have fruits and veggies on hand for snacks. Prep early in the week by prepping fresh fruits and veggies, so they are ready to serve when you need them. Since we know fresh produce isn’t always an option, you can always keep snacks made with fruits and veggies handy, like our Sunny Days Snack Bars!

If you want to learn more about preventing and diagnosing high blood pressure in children, please read the full report from the AAP here.