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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Vita Coco Kids: Another Lesson in Deceptive Food Marketing

Vita Coco Kids: Another Lesson in Deceptive Food Marketing

This a guest post by Bridgett Kidd, MPH, RD. Vita Coco, a top-seller of coconut water, recently launched a new line of beverages the company claims are ‘formulated especially for kids age 2-8. Similar to the brand’s regular line, Vita … Continue reading

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Stay Hydrated with these Real Foods

Stay Hydrated with these Real Foods

This is a guest post by Beth Warren, MS, RD, CDN. It is 4 pm. You wait outside, sipping iced coffee, with your feet up on the porch railing. A slight, heated breeze hits your face and you say, “Ahhh,” basking … Continue reading

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Try a New Burger Before this Summer is Over

Try a New Burger Before this Summer is Over

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl and originally appeared here. I know what you are thinking – “Hello, lovely…..nom nom nom” Yes, that is a portobello mushroom burger that you will be making before this summer is over. Everybody … Continue reading

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Kids and Food: The Lying Zone

Kids and Food: The Lying Zone

This is a guest post by Dr. Dina R. Rose Should you let your kids stop eating even if you suspect they’re not quite full? Or let them eat if you know they’re not hungry? The surprising answer is yes. Otherwise, … Continue reading

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Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, and originally appeared here. I saw a little boy wearing this t-shirt at the airport recently. I know this shirt is supposed to be funny. I get the joke. But … Continue reading

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Wild West in Washington DC: Nutrition Labeling as an Example

Wild West in Washington DC: Nutrition Labeling as an Example

This is a guest post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. One of the most frequently observed claims on food and beverage packaging is “all natural”. It is a term that is supposed to be subject to regulatory oversight. Two federal agencies are … Continue reading

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Foods with MORE Nutrition than Shown on their Label

Foods with MORE Nutrition than Shown on their Label

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Why would a food company show less of a beneficial nutrient than a product contains? For the same reason they might overstate one – … Continue reading

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