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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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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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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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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Clean Eating for Busy Families (3 Easy Recipes)

Clean Eating for Busy Families (3 Easy Recipes)

This is a guest post by Michelle Dudash, R.D. Every parent knows what a struggle it can be to get dinner on the table night after night-they want to prepare healthy meals for their families, but picky eaters, busy schedules, … Continue reading

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Why Feeding Kids is One of the Hardest Jobs of Parenthood

Why Feeding Kids is One of the Hardest Jobs of Parenthood

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD. This is Part 3 of the blog series: Looking at Childhood Obesity through a Different Lens. Here, I take a different look at child weight problems, uncovering some of the fundamental … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity: A Different Take

Childhood Obesity: A Different Take

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD and was originally posted here. Have we led parents astray in the war on childhood obesity? Have we over-sold food and exercise as the solution? Over-promised that if you eat right … Continue reading

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Junk Food Commercials Influence Young Kids, Parents Can Mitigate the Effect

Junk Food Commercials Influence Young Kids, Parents Can Mitigate the Effect

The Journal of Pediatrics published the results of an interesting study. Researchers wanted to see how young children are affected by commercials for junk food vs parental guidance. The “experiment” was conducted on 75 children aged 3 to 5: They watched … Continue reading

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Is Gerber Misleading Parents?

Is Gerber Misleading Parents?

When you see this package  at the supermarket, what do you imagine your youngster will be eating? If you guessed processed orange, peach, and strawberry pieces, try again. The first two ingredients listed in Gerber’s Juice Treats‘ nutrition label are … Continue reading

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