3 Thoughts About Organic Fruits and Vegetables

3 Thoughts About Organic Fruits and Vegetables

This is a guest post by Lior Torenberg. The hype behind organic food is immense. While it was once limited to specialty grocery stores, it can now be found in virtually any grocery store (Walmart is the largest seller of … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Get Your Kids Cooking

Ten Ways to Get Your Kids Cooking

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD. It originally appeared here. Last week I talked about teaching your kids to cook for both selfish reasons (so one day they’ll cook for you) and unselfish ones (your … Continue reading

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Preschool and Pop Tarts

Preschool and Pop Tarts

This is a guest post by Dr. Dina R. Rose You’ve grown a great eater…until he lands in daycare or preschool. That’s what happened to Michelle’s son. He was a shopping cart-riding/broccoli-gnawing tot until he got to preschool where he was … Continue reading

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Your Kids’ Lunch is Healthy, But What About Their Lunchbox?

Your Kids’ Lunch is Healthy, But What About Their Lunchbox?

This is a guest post by Jacqueline Linder, CEO of LunchBots. We put a lot of thought into what food to pack our kids for lunch, making sure they have a balanced, healthy meal with quality ingredients. But too often … Continue reading

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Lost Weight? 5 Ways to Keep it Off for Good

Lost Weight? 5 Ways to Keep it Off for Good

This is a guest post by Elisa Zied, MS, RDN, CDN. If you recently lost weight—even just a few pounds, or upwards of 20 to 50 pounds or more—chances are you’re enjoying the glory many of us feel when we … Continue reading

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Food Marketing to Kids: What Every Parent Should Know

Food Marketing to Kids: What Every Parent Should Know

This is a guest post by Karen Le Billon. It originally appeared here. Here’s a summary of some alarming (and fascinating) research I’ve been doing for my new book, Getting to Yum (to be published in the spring of 2014). … Continue reading

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Spinning the Jelly Bean

Spinning the Jelly Bean

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. This fall, Jelly Belly will be starting “voluntary front-of-package nutrition labeling on its most popular packaged products,” according to a press release last month. … Continue reading

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You Can’t Make Me Eat it!

You Can’t Make Me Eat it!

This is a guest post by Dr. Dina R. Rose Your kids don’t understand why they should ever eat something other than what they want to eat. That is the source of your control struggle. And parents don’t generally do a good job … Continue reading

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The Very Best Thing to do for your Kids in the Kitchen

The Very Best Thing to do for your Kids in the Kitchen

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD. It originally appeared here. One afternoon several years ago, I told the kids we all needed to pitch in to clean the house; guests were due to arrive within … Continue reading

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The Older Picky Eater: Even Michael Pollan Has One!

The Older Picky Eater: Even Michael Pollan Has One!

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD. Everyone is talking about picky eating, but the frustration isn’t about toddlers alone. Picky eating is prevalent in elementary and middle school, and even high school. It’s not uncommon to see … Continue reading

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