“I want to teach other kids about nutrition because we are the next generation and we need to be healthy.”
– Kai Nunziato-Cruz
Find your pencils and pack the book bag, a new school year is upon us! For many parents, back-to-school season means packing lunches and finding new ways to ensure their child stays energized and full throughout the day. After all, we know good nutrition is vital for learning. But how can you be sure your child doesn’t trade away their healthy snacks for junk?
Luckily, 12-year-old nutrition expert, Kai Nunziato-Cruz is here to share kid-friendly (doctor-approved) snack hacks that parents can use to keep their kids happy and healthy at school.
As the son of a Gastroenterologist and a Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Kai Nunziato-Cruz has learned about diet and nutrition his whole life. He’s watched his parents help adults get well and stay well through healthy eating and he felt it was his mission to take these same teachings to kids.
Obesity is the leading cause of death in the United States and it’s no wonder why, the typical American diet is rich in fat, salt, and sugar and lacking in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Good nutrition is especially important for kids because their bodies grow so quickly…but the sad truth is that childhood obesity rates have been rising for decades.
Kids are notoriously picky eaters so teaching them to actually crave and enjoy healthy foods is no easy task. Kai is encouraging kids to make nutritious food choices and to be adventurous with their healthy eating.
Good nutrition is important for kids and luckily many parents know this. What they don’t know however, is simply providing kids with healthy food is not enough. It’s just as important for kids to learn about healthy food as it is to eat it. Children are at a time in their life when they are constantly growing and learning new knowledge so that’s why habits are more likely to stay with you if you learn them as a kid.
“I want to teach other kids about nutrition because we are the next generation and we need to be healthy…”
…says Kai who is on a crusade to make his generation live longer healthier lives through nutritious eating. Though he may be young, Kai’s message has already spread to many families across the U.S.
In An Interview/Article, Kai Can Discuss:
- Eat This (NOT THAT) Lunch Box Edition.
- Kid-Friendly (Doctor-Approved) Snack Hacks.
- Information & Fun Ideas the Whole Family Can Use to Be Healthy and Fit.
- How Families Can Make Healthy Eating Fun.
- How Parents Can Encourage Kids to Make Nutritious Food Choices & to be Adventurous with Healthy Eating.
Kai is sharing facts about diet, nutrition, food, and digestion. He has information and fun ideas the whole family can use to be healthy and fit.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kai Nunziato-Cruz is the 12-year-old author of Digest This Now!. As the son of Liz Cruz M.D., a board-certified Gastroenterologist, and Tina Nunziato, a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Kai has watched his Moms for years help adults get well and stay well with their books, podcast, online home study program and more and felt it was his mission to take those same teachings to kids.