Bowl of quinoa topped with blueberries.
    November 7, 2014
    Solution #5: Keep Trying: Keep Trying

    [caption id="attachment_49431" align="alignnone" width="508"] Photo by Jennifer[/caption]   “I don’t like it [today]!” doesn’t mean “I won’t like it ever!” Remember, it takes many, …

    Mom and son cooking together
    November 6, 2014
    Solution #4: Reinstate the Kids’ Menu (With a Twist)

     The more you can involve your kids in everything from choosing food for your meals to preparing the dishes, the faster you’ll be able to make progress changing the way your family eats. The holida…

    Bowls of fresh fruits and veggies.
    November 5, 2014
    Solution #3: Bring on the Colors!

      “Colors are like instruments in symphony—the more you have, the richer the experience.” That’s the analogy I use with kids when I talk about the importance of eating your colors. The tr…

    Girl preparing Brussels spouts to cook
    November 4, 2014
    Solution #2: Cook With Your Kids, Not For Your Kids

      Home cooking may be the solution to the food challenges we face, but as busy parents how do we actually make it happen? And when we do find time to cook, how do we get our kids to eat the healt…

    A child holding a heap of Brussels sprouts
    November 3, 2014
    Solution #1: Getting Kids to Eat Real Food: A No Stress Guide

    Coming together around the family table for a home cooked meal is one of the most powerful things you can do for the lifetime health of your kids—and it starts as early as your little one can sit in…

    Playing with your food: How to make mealtime fun!
    January 20, 2012
    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 brocco…

    Fill your Cart with Color: Successful strategies for shopping with your kids
    January 3, 2012
    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 …

    Five Simple Steps to Make Holidays Healthy
    November 30, 2011
    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 ea…

    Fast food you should eat.
    November 29, 2011
    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…

    Spark a conversation: Why it’s a good idea to talk with your mouth full!
    November 28, 2011
    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 l…