Did Banning Chocolate Milk in Schools Really Backfire?

Did Banning Chocolate Milk in Schools Really Backfire?

Chocolate milk accounts for over 60 percent of the milk offered in schools today. Kids love it, mostly due to the high sugar content – about 3 teaspoons of added sugar for an 8 fluid ounce drink. But kids consume … Continue reading

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Eating Right is Not About the Broccoli

Eating Right is Not About the Broccoli

Diet books are written by one of three types: a dietitian, a chef, or a celebrity. But every once in a while, a book is published by an outsider, bringing a new and refreshing angle to one of the biggest … Continue reading

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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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Stumped for Lunchbox Ideas? Try These Two Yummy Recipes

Stumped for Lunchbox Ideas? Try These Two Yummy Recipes

A new school year is getting started, and with it the daily ritual of preparing your children’s lunch to balance nutrition, flavor, fun, and love. Alas, many an afternoon you discover that a substantial portion of your carefully prepared feast … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Kids (and Parents)

Gluten Free Kids (and Parents)

Here’s a heartwarming story from Liz, a mom who’s had to change the way her household deals with food due to her son’s celiac disease: My twelve year old son and I started eating a strict gluten free diet after … 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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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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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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5 Ways to Help Your Kids WANT to Eat More Vegetables

5 Ways to Help Your Kids WANT to Eat More Vegetables

This is a guest post by Alysa Bajenaru, RD  and originally appeared here. How do you help your kids want to eat more vegetables?  The simple answer is to offer them more vegetables. Sound too easy?  I promise, it’s not.  Research … Continue reading

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Smucker’s Uncrustables. Because Making a PB&J Sandwich is JUST. TOO. HARD

Smucker’s Uncrustables. Because Making a PB&J Sandwich is JUST. TOO. HARD

  Smucker’s wants to simplify our life with Uncrustables: “At Smucker’s, we know how busy your life has become … so we created a few more ways to help make your life simple again.” Unfortunately, there is nothing simple about … Continue reading

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