Healthy Family Eating Related Articles & Blog Posts
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
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 about the great tools you need. So how do you get started? Let me begin by […]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
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 memorable because both parents were security guards and they seemed to bring an element of their jobs to the family dinner table. […]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
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 were release showing tuna, and many other ocean fish, may contain mercury and PCBs. She was horrified at what she might […]Read full story
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 number-one most popular food for most kids: White bread for sandwiches Hamburger buns Pasta Pizza crust Cookies Cakes They all add […]Read full story
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 of new things – especially new food. When we let them explore food with all their senses it […]Read full story
How to Get Your Kids Eating 5 A Day!
Why should your kids be eating a rainbow every day? Each color group provides a unique set of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. When kids eat from the 5 color groups it becomes an easy and fun way to ensure that they are benefitting from this wide spectrum of nutrients. By breaking produce down into groups […]Read full story