Here is a link to their most recent newsletter. Below you can find the text from their Newsletter Nutritional Update:
|Nutritional Update from Red Rabbit|
| Fat Facts for Kids You may have heard some news over the past few weeks that seems to turn the nutrition world on it's head. You may be confused about how to feed your kids, now that it seems that saturated fat is not as bad as previously believed. A new research study pooled data from 21 good-quality research studies examining the effect of saturated fat on heart disease. In this re-analysis, saturated fat was not found to be associated with an increased risk for heart disease. |
Previous studies have similarly reported none or negative effects on heart disease when replacing saturated fat with other types of fat or carbohydrates. This is not the first study to find a lack of association between low saturated-fat diets and heart disease. However, it is attracting attention because the low saturated-fat recommendations, prevalent over the last number of decades, have led to parents altering the way they feed their children in ways that may not be necessary or beneficial:
When children grow up eating processed foods, they may not acquire a taste for the more complex tastes in these whole foods. Avoid using low-fat processed food and snacks and offer real food for meals and snacks instead. A healthy diet that includes whole foods can provide the appropriate balance between carbohydrates, fats, and protein to keep your child healthy and strong.
Here are a couple of helpful resources on the subject. To read more about the research behind low-fat diets, take a look at Good Calories Bad Calories by Gary Taubes. For a quick read about
how to incorporate whole foods into your diet, check our Food Rules by Michael Pollan.