Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Recent data from market research firm NPD confirms what we all know – American kids are heavy snackers. Children aged 6 to 12 consume 4.1 snacks per day. Teens consume slightly less, just 3.8.  Younger children munch mostly on foods … Continue reading

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This is How Fast Food Commercials Lure Your Children

This is How Fast Food Commercials Lure Your Children

While adults are tempted by close up shots of a burger or salad, fast food companies use toys and movie tie-ins to reel in kids. This and other interesting findings are from a recent article published in PLos entitled How … Continue reading

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Is Froot Loops Treasures Any Better than the Original Version?

Is Froot Loops Treasures Any Better than the Original Version?

Froot Loops, the cereal brand loved by generations of kids and vilified by nutritionists, has a new version out on the market – Froot Loops Treasures. What’s the treasure you may ask? Well, aside from the O shaped cereal in … Continue reading

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Feeding Therapy:  Determining WHY a Child is a “Picky Eater”

Feeding Therapy: Determining WHY a Child is a “Picky Eater”

This is a guest post by Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP. Tried all the “expert tips” on how to get your kid to eat vegetables or become a more adventurous eater?  Shopped together, gardened together, cooked together?  Created elaborate bento boxes … 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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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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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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