Eating & Nutrition Related Articles & Blog Posts
Should Kids Count Calories?
As adults, we might be very focused on exactly how many steps we take each day, can rattle off how many fat grams are in the food on our dinner plate, and how long we have to gut it out in spin class before we feel OK enjoying dessert. But the moment we hear a […]Read full story
1,000 Days: The Key Ingredient to Growing Up Healthy
Parents want their children to grow up healthy and happy, to have strong bodies and smart minds, and to reach their full potential. It’s a universal wish of every parent. And thankfully putting kids on the right track toward achieving their dreams requires a universal key ingredient: good nutrition, right from the start. Good nutrition […]Read full story
What Colors Have Your Little Ones Eaten Today?
Through all of the information we receive on how to raise healthy children, we hear consistently that we should feed our families along the color spectrum. The reason is that colorful foods are often picked right from the earth. Plant foods contribute to our natural defense systems with their protective phytonutrients. Plus, we know as […]Read full story
Get Messy and Plant a Garden!
In this age of “germaphobia” I see so many parents chasing their children with hand sanitizer in hopes of keeping them healthy. In today’s post I will discuss how a little dirt may be good for our kids, and how once in a while getting messy in the garden is a really good thing! Let […]Read full story
Getting Kids to Eat More Heart Healthy Foods
The last time I went through the lunch line at school on a parent visit, the vegetable-du-jour was French fries. The broccoli salad — which wasn’t bad — was left untouched by all but me at the end of the “harvest bar.” Unless we are packing our kids’ lunches, it’s a pretty safe bet that […]Read full story
No Nag Nutrition
Nagging seems to be the unavoidable side effect of having kids. I’m sad to admit that there are days where I don’t want to be around myself, either. It’s no shock, our kids tunes us out when we nag, and not just because they want to avoid chores. But, when it comes to nutrition, we […]Read full story
Why Parents Need to Know About Heart Health
With four family birthdays this month plus Valentine’s Day, we celebrate a lot in February! Even so, the most important event we celebrate in February is Heart Health Awareness. It’s not by choice. My husband’s father died at age 54 from heart disease. This might explain why my spouse, who just turned 55, runs religiously […]Read full story
Do Men Have Too Much Estrogen?
And how much is too much? Both men and women make both testosterone and estrogen naturally. But obesity in men has caught up to that in women (just 27% of men were obese 15 years ago, and 25% of women; now, men and women are both at 35% and holding). And as men have become […]Read full story
Refuel Your Fertility: Eat Better, Exercise Specifically
Most people know that men’s sperm counts drop with age. But they don’t know that men’s sperm counts are 35% lower than they were just 25 years ago! About 20% of infertility is because men don’t do their share. If you’re trying to get pregnant, or recently had a baby, you know how hard it […]Read full story
10 Tips for Using Holiday Leftovers
A feast is always one of the highlights of the holiday season. We go all out planning, cooking, and yes, eating the feast. But when it’s all done and the table has been cleared, what do we do with all that leftover food? Here are some great ideas and a few recipes from Build A […]Read full story