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    December 19, 2014
    Serve Yourself The Very Best…Food

    As a Mom it always seems there aren’t enough hours in the day.  When I had my first child I was juggling a high-pressure start-up, a husband who was traveling weekly for work on the opposite coast …

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    December 15, 2014
    Sugar Is Now Considered A Drug (So Just How Much Are You Dosing Yourself Or Your Kids)

    Is sugar really a drug? Can we actually be addicted to it? Are you? And how about your kids? Those are frightening thoughts. There are a lot of people in the health world who have been attacking sugar…

    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, …

    Table covered in sugar, with the word SUGAR drawn in the white powder
    September 19, 2014
    Where Is Sugar Hiding in Your Kids’ Food?

    Soda and candy are packed full of sugar -- we know this. But what everyday foods are also sugar culprits? Do you really know how much sugar is hiding in the foods your kids eat? There are more than 50…

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    September 18, 2014
    7 Foods That Don’t Belong in Your Child’s Lunch Box

    They’re quick and convenient -- gold for busy parents. And they’re salty, sweet or a tempting orange cheesy color -- so tempting for kids. Lunch box snacks make their way into many school kids’ …

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    September 17, 2014
    Once You See It, You Can’t Unsee It: A Case for Calories on Menus

    My favorite Starbucks latte has 260 calories.  The Asian sesame chicken salad, which seems like a healthy option at the sandwich place that’s such an easy lunch stop, has 420 calories. And the frie…

    Beautiful Farmers' Market beets and radishes
    July 11, 2014
    Tips to Shopping at The Farmers’ Market

    With summer comes the abundance of fresh, local produce at farmers’ markets across the country. But how do you find the closest? We’ve pulled together some fabulous resources to help you plan out …

    Bulk pasta and spices for a healthier pantry
    July 10, 2014
    Ten Steps to An Unprocessed Pantry

    The foundation of unprocessed eating is a healthy pantry. I have a tried and true list of ingredients that come to my rescue over and over again. With the pantry basics I can create almost any dish …

    Fresh vegetables, uncooked beans, spices on a table
    July 9, 2014
    Ten Ways to Stop Overfeeding Your Family

    I had the opportunity to attend a food talk with  Mark Bittman, writer of all things ‘foodly’. It was to discuss his latest book, Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Rec…

    Beautiful image of dinner table loaded with fresh foods from The Fresh 20
    July 7, 2014
    5 Ways to Get Fresh

    Summer is a great time to establish fresh habits. With so many great fruits and vegetables it’s a great time to make healthy changes and the perfect opportunity to #getfresh food habits. Here are fi…

    Getting Kids to Eat Healthy
    May 29, 2014
    Getting Kids to Eat Healthy

    I have been in an uproar lately after seeing the documentary Fed Up. The film follows the lives of four teens who are struggling with obesity. They are trying to lose weight, but can’t. The film she…

    The Key Ingredient to Growing Up Healthy
    March 14, 2014
    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…

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    March 11, 2014
    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 …

    And Now Lets Get the Garden Growing
    February 27, 2014
    And Now Let’s Get the Garden Growing!

    Hopefully my post on  Dig Up 5 Great Lessons When You Garden with Kids has convinced you that starting a garden will be not only beneficial to your kids but also a lot of fun. You have also learned a…

    Get Messy and Plant a Garden
    February 25, 2014
    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 o…

    What Type of Parent are You at the Dinner Table
    February 20, 2014
    What Type of Parent are You at the Dinner Table?

    One of the fascinating aspects of being a feeding therapist that works with children in their homes is that I get to see first-hand the variations in parenting styles. One particular family was memora…

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    February 13, 2014
    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 e…

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    November 1, 2013
    Easy Ways to Increase Healthy Omega-3s in Your Child’s Diet

    When MsGreene was pregnant with my youngest in 1995, she craved tuna sandwiches. She could tell you where there was a good one within a mile of just about anywhere we normally visited. Later studies …

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    October 17, 2013
    The Straight Scoop on Grains

    What popular kids' food starts to turn to sugar in their mouth and becomes 100% glucose by the time it's absorbed? You guessed it, processed white flour. But here's the surprising kicker, it's the num…

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    August 16, 2013
    Should Kids Play with their Food?

    Playing with food is usually not considered a good thing but I think it can be, especially for babies and toddlers that are resistant to trying new foods. It is natural for little ones to be cautious …