Paleo Parents, Paleo Kids

“Paleo is OK for me as an adult, but I’m not sure that I’m comfortable restricting what my kids eat. If they don’t eat all the children specific foods on the market, won’t they potentially be eating a diet  lacking in many of the vital nutrition they need to grow properly?”

This question which was posed to me recently by a blog reader, made me think he must not really  understand the principles of Paleo.   Of course, there are plenty of skeptics but if someone believes in it enough to follow the Paleo diet for themselves, why wouldn’t they also want their kids to eat this way, too?

If the Paleo diet is followed properly, it’s by far the most natural way we can eat.  It’s balanced, fresh, local, organic when possible, natural and not remotely refined or processed in any way, shape or form.

More Paleo moms and dads are finding that their kids are not only thriving both physically and academically, they also tend to have less behavioral issues than their peers who regularly partake in those awful ‘kids’ snacks, cereals and whatever else one might find in a box with a cartoon character in the aisles of the local mega store.

If you want to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth, check out several of the Paleo parenting, baby and kids’ sites.

Bottom line- Paleo is great for all humans and since babies and kids are humans, too, why would their diet need to include inflammatory, acid-forming foods any more than ours?