Playing with your food: How to make mealtime fun!
Like 99% of parents, I struggled to get my kids to eat their veggies. When my daughter was two, she ate everything. By the time she was five, her plate was white. How could it be that she loved broccoli one week, and hated it the next? Desperate for a solution, I turned to the [...]Read full story
Fill your Cart with Color: Successful strategies for shopping with your kids
Cookies, sugar-coated cereal, candy bars – these unhealthy treats always seem to be positioned at perfect eye level for a toddler. If grocery shopping with your kids is regular exercise in blocking and tackling corn syrup-infused confections, you are not alone. Most parents struggle with this challenge each visit to the store.Read full story
Five simple steps to make the holidays healthy
My children love the holidays. They are giddy with the sounds, sights, and smells of the season. Like many parents, the holidays are a time to share treasured traditions through cooking, baking and eating! But a full calendar of holiday celebrations can quickly add up to a less than healthy holiday menu.Read full story
Fast food you should eat.
Convenience, cost, and taste are why Americans choose fast food. Fast food consumption has increased dramatically – up 5x since the 1970s, and now 1 in 3 children eat fast food daily, according to a study in Pediatrics. Fast food is clearly meeting a need. Parents are busy.Read full story
Spark a conversation: Why it’s a good idea to talk with your mouth full!
Family dinner is one of the best ways to keep our kids healthy. Children who eat dinner with their families more than five times a week (along with good sleep and limited TV watching) are 40% less likely to be obese, according to a study in Pediatrics.Read full story