We live In a health and fitness infatuated culture. In recent years, there has been an explosion of fitness centers, exercise clothing, specialized foods and nutritional supplements. Billions are being made off the modern quest for a fountain of youth and beauty.
Dr. Leila Denmark, the world's longest practicing physician, lived to be 114 years. She definitely believed in healthy eating and lifestyle, but would caution against being seduced by marketing techniques which promote expensive, complicated and ever-changing menus.
Instead, Denmark would recommend that you K.I.S.S. and be consistent.
Keep-It-Simple-Silly... with Denmark menus for everyday.
Hi, I’m Madia. I have eleven children and one of the greatest privileges of my life was to know Dr. Leila Denmark. She practiced pediatrics for over 75 years and was my mentor for 32 years.
I can hardly express how much she helped me, both with the children’s medical issues and family life challenges. I would love to share what she taught me with you.
14 Guidelines for Everyday Menus
1) If possible, implement your K.I.S.S. meal plan when your children are young. It's much easier if children grow up with a particular routine rather than trying to change things later on, so start early, if possible.
2) Don't be a "short-order cook". At mealtime, it’s best not to discuss the food (personal likes and dislikes). You needn’t ask the children what they want or don’t want. Plates should be served with sensible portions of everything and placed in front of each child.
3) Reserve gourmet meals for special occasions. A busy mom should focus on simplicity and good nutrition. There’s nothing wrong with cooking more than enough for supper and having the rest for lunch the following day. It’s fine to eat the same, simple dishes often.
4) Meals should be spaced 5-1/2 hours apart, allowing time for the stomach to empty. Even nutritious snacks should not be pe