5 Summer Snacking Problems Solved

5 Summer Snacking Problems Solved

This is a guest post by Anne London, MS, RD. Summer snacking problems can be a common frustration for parents. After all, summer is a time for long days at the beach and pool, camps, cookouts and time with friends … Continue reading

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Who Cares What This Kids Tea is Sweetened With…

Who Cares What This Kids Tea is Sweetened With…

Drazil – which is lizard spelled backwards – is a young company trying to differentiate itself in a very competitive beverage market. It sells iced tea targeted at kids: unlike other brands, Drazil does not use sugar as a sweetener. … Continue reading

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Why Did the School Nutrition Association Betray Kids?

Why Did the School Nutrition Association Betray Kids?

Childhood obesity is being addressed in various ways. One of them is small improvements in school lunch provided for free to over 30 million children everyday. This is through a USDA programs for disadvantaged children. The federal government funds these … Continue reading

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The Counter-Intuitive Advice to Get Kids Eating Healthy

The Counter-Intuitive Advice to Get Kids Eating Healthy

If you are a parent, or still remember your childhood days, you know that getting kids to eat more veggies is not always easy. A behavioral scientist who happens to be a parent of three young children decided to conduct … Continue reading

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Dads Should Be Nutrition Role Models Too

Dads Should Be Nutrition Role Models Too

Happy Father’s Day to All! While most of the focus today is on what gifts kids give their dads, we’d like to make a request. But first, a bit of background. It’s no secret that women are much more “into” … Continue reading

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22 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks

22 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. One of the most hopeful signs that perhaps change is underway in our snack food nation was the bin of fresh apples, oranges, and … Continue reading

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Fiber One Fruit Snacks – Worse than Candy?

Fiber One Fruit Snacks – Worse than Candy?

This a guest post by Bridgett Kidd, MPH, RD. Food companies have many tricks for convincing parents that kid-targeted junk food is healthy.  Chocolate-filled granola bars packing nearly 3 teaspoons of sugar and only 1g of fiber are marketed as … Continue reading

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Silly Kids. Can’t They Tell Apple Slices from French Fries?

Silly Kids. Can’t They Tell Apple Slices from French Fries?

The answer is no. Here is the story. Fast food conglomerates such as Burger King and McDonald’s are notorious for their advertising and marketing to kids. It’s so bad that the federal government considered intervening. Alas, well-funded lobbies representing corporate … Continue reading

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Take the “Sodabriety” Challenge

Take the “Sodabriety” Challenge

Teens in Ohio who took a 30-day challenge to reduce their consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks not only reduced their intake, but also substantially increased their water consumption. Working together to create awareness campaigns and a can-do atmosphere in their high-schools … Continue reading

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