Here is a list of foods in order of introduction for my second son. This is not an all-inclusive list. There are only so many foods you can introduce during this short time span. Make the most of it!
With SPOON Foundation established, Cindy and I began to explore our options for helping to improve the nutrition of institutionalized children. Our original idea was to ship multivitamins to Baby Houses in Kazakhstan, but we quickly realized this idea had several problems; most importantly it was not a sustainable model. We also needed to make […]
I love reading about “superfoods” and nutrition – mostly I get reminders to eat more things I already like (did you know watermelon has sky-high levels of lycopene?). Recently, learning about the importance of the essential fatty acid Omega 3 for joint mobility, heart health and cancer prevention, I was even convinced to take fish […]
Parents of kids who really don’t eat enough deserve better help than they often get. Still, most of the time when people say to me that their child is skinny and a very picky eater, the child does not need to eat more. When kids do need to catch up on weight growth, slower is […]
[yields] I love breakfast. And though I believe that it is, indeed, the most important meal of the day, breakfast can be hard to keep exciting without going off the deep end, if you know what I mean. (Hello bacon and cream cheese stuffed french toast!) In my house, we keep a bunch of super […]
We just spent our first night in Ecuador, where they say you find “La vida estada pura,” or “Life at its purest.” We were welcomed with a glass of fresh tree tomato juice. Tree tomatos are a local fruit with a thin rind of mottled green-red. When you slice one in half with a knife, […]
Recently, after a prolonged period of “promote the sugar high” my child’s school laid down some rules. Up to that point, to my frustration parents and teachers seem to, on a daily basis, ply the children with candy, cupcakes, cookies, marshmallows and other sweets.
Having a varied list of things in which you were involved will allow you at a later date to use this activity bank you’ve created to determine and explain a situation in which you were a leader, you problem solved, you interacted with diverse people, you were humbled, you struggled with a moral issues, and […]
How does what you eat affect your odds of getting a urinary tract infection? Researchers in Finland reasoned that because most UTIs are caused by bacteria from the intestines, diet might have a large direct impact on these infections. Many people have heard about the cranberry juice connection. What about other juices? Other foods?
Preschool kids are known to be picky eaters. Some parents just give in and hope their darling will grow out of it. Other struggle to find ways to “make” their child eat healthy foods. Some just give up. Let’s get practical with my five greatest motivators for preschool children to eat healthy foods.