Fun is the Secret Ingredient to Healthy Food Attitudes
    March 26, 2012
    Fun is the Secret Ingredient to Healthy Food Attitudes

    Sometimes as parents we get so focused on what our children are eating (or not eating) that we miss out on a very important part of the experience: the how. Of course, table manners are important, and…

    Take Action: Be A Citizen
    March 23, 2012
    Take Action: Be A Citizen

    So what can you do to help stop the misuse of antibiotics and prevent the growth of superbugs? (more…)…

    The Real Cost of Food and Why You Should "Vote with Your Dollars"
    March 22, 2012
    The Real Cost of Food and Why You Should “Vote with Your Dollars”

    Now that we've talked about how to identify meat and poultry products raised without antibiotics, it's time to get real. Antibiotic free food costs more. Organic food (and choosing organic is one of t…

    What's a Superbug?
    March 20, 2012
    What’s a Superbug?

    Yesterday I introduced some pretty scary statistics about antibiotic resistance and today I want to go into more depth about how it all works. (more…)…

    The Link Between Farms, Foodborne Illness, and Antibiotic Resistance
    March 19, 2012
    The Link Between Farms, Foodborne Illness, and Antibiotic Resistance

    Here's a scary statistic: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 48 million cases of foodborne illness in the United States every year, causing 3,000 deaths and 128,000…

    Slow Cook Your Way to Easy and Inexpensive Dinners
    March 2, 2012
    Slow Cook Your Way to Easy and Inexpensive Dinners

    I’m a huge fan of using slow cookers. I love waking up to a ready to eat breakfast and coming home to a dinner I only need to put finishing touches on. Of course, you have to do a little work ahead …

    Homemade Treats Made Healthier
    March 1, 2012
    Homemade Treats Made Healthier

    Everyone loves a treat now and then and eating healthier doesn’t mean leaving everything you love behind. To start you just need to make a few substitutions in your existing recipes. (more…)…

    Whole Grains for the Whole Family
    February 29, 2012
    Whole Grains for the Whole Family

    Whole grains is a buzz word but it’s around for good reason, because whole grains really are better for you. Most grains are processed from their original form. For instance steel cut oats are cut i…

    Add a Nutritional Boost to Your Pasta Dishes
    February 28, 2012
    Add a Nutritional Boost to Your Pasta Dishes

    There are so many types of pasta available it’s easy to get confused. For me, it’s most important that I get a 100% whole grain pasta. If you’re gluten-free you can look for brown rice pasta ins…

    Easy and Interesting Whole Grain Breakfasts
    February 27, 2012
    Easy and Interesting Whole Grain Breakfasts

    Start the day off with a hearty breakfast and get some whole grains in your family from the moment they are up and ready. With some savvy label reading skills, breakfast can be ready almost instantane…

    Planning Makes Perfect
    February 24, 2012
    Planning Makes Perfect

    Moms are busy on weeknights orchestrating homework; driving kids to activities, piano lessons, or sports practice; making dinner; and all that goes into running a household with small children. That 4…

    Lunch, the Most Important Meal of the Day
    February 23, 2012
    Lunch, the Most Important Meal of the Day

    I’m sure you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what about lunch and why is it so important for children? What we eat is what our body uses to nourish, build and re…

    Condiments Make the Meal
    February 22, 2012
    Condiments Make the Meal

    After a long day and time spent in the kitchen lovingly preparing a healthy meal for your family, the last thing a Mom wants to hear is “I don’t like this” or “this tastes yucky.”  Moms wil…

    Meal Planning for Kids
    February 21, 2012
    Meal Planning for Kids

    Meal planning can be an overwhelming task for any mom. When putting the plan together you not only have the family’s crazy schedule for the week to consider, but you also have to try and stay on bud…

    perspectives-family-dinner
    February 20, 2012
    Family Dinner with the Child Who Doesn’t Like to Eat

    There are many benefits to eating together as a family including stronger family bonds, better nutrition and portion sizes, emotional nurturing and a sense of belonging. Kids get to be themselves, fee…

    My Take on Arsenic and Brown Rice
    February 16, 2012
    My Take on Arsenic and Brown Rice

    You may have seen headlines based on a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives about arsenic and organic brown rice syrup. Many of the headlines mention concern about the implications for…

    Ladies, Love Your Heart & Live Longer
    February 14, 2012
    Ladies, Love Your Heart & Live Longer

    Today 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold. That’s nothing compared to the 8 billion, yes 8 BILLION, chalky little “Will You Be Mine” heart shaped candies that will fly off th…

    Top Ten Things Parents and Caregivers Can Do to Improve School Lunch!
    February 13, 2012
    Top Ten Things Parents and Caregivers Can Do to Improve School Lunch!

    Parents have power. When your children are in trouble you do anything to help. A parent concerned for the health and well-being of their child is a powerful force. So when parents who normally prepare…

    What Sugars to Use… if any?
    February 10, 2012
    What Sugars to Use… if any?

    The Art of Eating … Indulging our sensors  – smelling our foods, seeing our foods and tasting our food -- make the whole eating experience (including digestion) into a powerful way to embrace our…

    Sugar in the body… doesn’t look so good
    February 9, 2012
    Sugar in the body… doesn’t look so good

    Although our taste buds may enjoy the indulgent of sugar, the rest of our bodies suffers as most to all nutrients are destroyed. No nutrients means no nourishment for the body, however, the worse crim…