Watermelon Cake
    August 14, 2013
    Fun with Watermelon

    When you think of a summer time fruit, watermelon is on the top of the list for most of us and for good reason! They are juicy, crunchy and colorful. Watermelon has a very high water content amount, a…

    snack presentation
    August 13, 2013
    Food Presentation for Kids

    Before we actually take a bite of food we start eating...with our eyes! They tell our brain what it will taste like via a whole series of learned and natural responses and we taste what we think we sh…

    picky eater
    August 12, 2013
    Don’t Give Up on your Picky Eater

    Feeding a picky eater can be one of the most stressful things a parent has to do. It’s frustrating, worrisome, stressful, annoying, disappointing and downright exasperating at times. It can be reall…

    Do you sign Yummy
    July 30, 2013
    Do You Sign YUMMY?

    As parents begin to introduce foods to their babies, many of them are giving signals to their baby without even realizing it.  Babies look at the human face for longer periods of time in compariso…

    the Greene 13
    July 17, 2013
    What nutrients, vitamins and minerals are on your list of “the Greene 13″?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: By some estimates, 98% of kids don’t regularly eat the recommended number of servings of different food groups each day. As a result, even though the typical American child eats…

    Meals and Nutrition
    June 26, 2013
    Making Meals and Nutrition a Family Affair

    Children learn from their parents. If you want your kids to eat responsibly take a look at what you are putting on your own plate. Make smart food choices a family affair and make it fun for everyone …

    Nutrition and Wellness
    May 1, 2013
    Nutrition and Wellness – 5 Ways to Take Care of You

    May is Pregnancy Awareness Month -- a month of events and media that celebrate this special time in a woman's life. The activities this year are being kicked off with the 6th Annual Signature Pregnan…

    Giving Kids a Place at the Table
    April 8, 2013
    Giving Kids a Place at the Table

    How much does your family spend on groceries? Could you live on $3 a person each day? For many Americans, that’s what you might spend on a coffee. But, for the nearly 50 million Americans on the Sup…

    Is Organic Food Really Different?
    March 7, 2013
    Is Organic Food Really Different?

    A 2012 analysis estimates that today’s children age 0-5 in the US have lost more than 16 million IQ points from exposure to organophosphate pesticides. They’re exposed to these pesticides almost e…

    Embracing the Imperfect Family Meal
    March 5, 2013
    Embracing the Imperfect Family Meal

    One of my biggest "before and after" shifts as a new parent has been in my perception of what family mealtime should look like. Before I actually had  children, I held a Rockwell-esque fantasy in min…

    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe
    February 5, 2013
    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe

    The last chapter of this story starts with one 15-year-old girl named Sarah Kavanagh, a vegetarian who had gotten into the habit of reading foods labels to be sure there weren’t any hidden animal pr…

    Global Foods At the Family Table
    January 14, 2013
    Global Foods At the Family Table

    Serving global cuisines at the family table is more than just having fun with food. Beyond it being an opportunity to expand your children’s palate, serving global foods is an opportunity for them t…

    Fluoride and Flame Retardants
    January 4, 2013
    Fluoride and Flame Retardants

    Fluoride is a huge topic of debate around the country in regards to city water supplies.  There really should be no debate on this, because the extensive body of scientific research on the subject sh…

    Pesticides and Herbicides in Children
    January 1, 2013
    Pesticides and Herbicides in Children

    Parents are often torn between the perceived health benefits of eating an “organic” diet and the increased cost of organically grown or raised foods.  It is important to discuss the potential hea…

    Sugar Shock – Holiday Sweets without Added Sugar
    December 14, 2012
    Sugar Shock – Holiday Sweets without Added Sugar

    They holidays are synonymous with celebrations and parties filled with extra treats and sweets.  We can enjoy these festivities with fervor and flavor without all the added sugar that contributing to…

    Engaging Kids in the Kitchen – Sous Chefs for the Holidays
    December 13, 2012
    Engaging Kids in the Kitchen – Sous Chefs for the Holidays

    School is out for the holidays and your kids are looking for something fun to do while you are making all the holiday preparations. (Or you maybe you are trying to pull teenagers away from their cell …

    What is Mindful Eating?
    December 12, 2012
    What is Mindful Eating?

    Mindful eating means you are deliberately paying attention to what you are eating, how you are eating it, where you are eating and why you are eating.  You are not distracted by outside influences li…

    How to Color Your Holiday Meals with Nutrition
    December 11, 2012
    How to Color Your Holiday Meals with Nutrition

    As we decorate for the holidays, let us not forget how to plan our menus and adorn our plates with plenty of colorful, whole foods in season.  It’s easy when you start thinking of what to serve bas…

    How to Navigate Restaurants – Healthier Options for Holiday Dining
    December 10, 2012
    How to Navigate Restaurants – Healthier Options for Holiday Dining

    Over the holidays, we enjoy the company of family and friends and often times meet up at restaurants to celebrate.  These gatherings often result in the average American packing on an extra 5-7 pound…

    What’s GLA & Why is it essential?
    December 6, 2012
    What’s GLA & Why is it essential?

    When it comes to which fats, or specifically, which fatty acids the body needs, it can all sound like a alphabet soup – DHA, EPA, ALA and so on.  Well, as it turns out, there’s one more to stir i…