Provide Your Children With Healthy Snacks and Save Their Teeth

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Did you know that a peanut butter sandwich, box of raisins, small container of raisins and a single serving of chocolate milk has a whopping 98 grams of sugar?  Sounds like a healthy, well balanced meal to me…yikes!

Delta Dental of Michigan is encouraging parents to provide their children with tooth friendly lunch and snack choices.

“Check the nutrition labels on the foods you buy to make sure you know what your kids are eating,” said Dr. Jed Jacobson, chief science officer and senior vice president of Delta Dental of Michigan. “A healthy and nutritious diet paired with good oral hygiene at home and visits to the dentist can go a long way toward protecting against tooth decay.”

Crunchy veggies like carrots and celery act like a toothbrush by massaging the gums and cleaning between the teeth.  Foods like string cheese have no sugar.

Starting the day off with a healthy breakfast will help to curb your children’s sweet cravings throughout the day.

Courtney is the ultimate multitasking mom!  She runs  three blogs Giftfully SimpleThe Digital Mommy and Detroit Mommies , is a Social Media Marketing Consultant and has 3 girls under 6 years old.  Courtney is the founder of Detroit Mommies.  You can follow her on Twitter @theappleofmyeye.  She has worked with companies like Johnsons & Johnsons, Dove, e.l.f., Stride Rite, Sorel, 20th Century Fox, The Palace, Melissa & Doug, Panera and Tiny Prints (to name a few).  Courtney is a Purex® Insider and a Max Mom for Office Max.

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Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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