The Problem With Fruit Juice

The Problem With Fruit Juice

Fruit juice is available year-round, affordable, convenient, and kids love it. Tropicana, Minute Maid, and other juice brands have spent decades educating us that fruit juice is just as healthy as fruit. It worked! USDA stats place fruit drinks and … Continue reading

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Hunger vs. Appetite

Hunger vs. Appetite

This is a guest blog post by Dina Rose, PhD. It was originally published here. We have an almost-pathological fear of kids being hungry in this country. I’m not talking about real hunger. I’m talking about the kind of hunger … Continue reading

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10 Important Back to School Nutrition Tips

10 Important Back to School Nutrition Tips

Summer is ending, at least from a school-vacation perspective. A new school-year is a perfect time to create new habits. Whether it’s added house chores, more time spent on homework, or improved nutrition, the start of a school year is … Continue reading

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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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An Eggplant Ratatouille Your Kids Will Love

An Eggplant Ratatouille Your Kids Will Love

If your kids are like mine, they may have enjoyed Ratatouille, the movie, but when it comes to actually eating a French vegetable stew, it’s thumbs down. Luckily, we stumbled upon a long lost family recipe that had all 3 … 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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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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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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