5 Tips for Parents: How to Avoid the Halloween Sugar Rush

5 Tips for Parents: How to Avoid the Halloween Sugar Rush

With Halloween just 6 days away, nutrition minded parents are stuck between a rock and a hard place trying to find a way to protect their kids from the great sugar hunt that is also known as Trick-or-Treat. We’ve been … Continue reading

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The FDA’s Mercury Problem

The FDA’s Mercury Problem

In an interview last week, FDA secretary Margaret Hamburg stated that the FDA will soon update its recommendations for pregnant women with respect to fish consumption and mercury levels. What’s this all about? Large predator fish such as tuna and … Continue reading

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How Do Children Become Obese?

How Do Children Become Obese?

Want to know which kids are going to be obese in middle school? Take a look at 5-year-olds in preschool and you have a good chance to foretell. In a study published last week in The New England Journal 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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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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America’s Top Nutrition Educators: Not Who You’d Expect

America’s Top Nutrition Educators: Not Who You’d Expect

Pop Quiz: Who teaches our kids the most about nutrition? Dietitians Teachers Family Other If you answered other, you’re right. In an interesting op-ed in the Huffington Post, Michael Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest, claims … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Nutrition Resource You Need to Keep You Sane

The Kid’s Nutrition Resource You Need to Keep You Sane

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD. Sally was so worried about her picky toddler not eating enough that she was constantly offering him different food options, to the point he was overwhelmed and his eating got worse. … Continue reading

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How I’m Fooducating My Kids to Make Healthy Choices

How I’m Fooducating My Kids to Make Healthy Choices

This is a guest post by Stacy Whitman. “Mom, can we get Cheetos?” “Mom, can we get Frosted Flakes?” “MOM?!?” I’d taken my then-6-year-old son’s to the grocery store to gather ingredients for a recipe to cook together. Concerned about … Continue reading

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