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Education
Having more than one mouth to feed can be a conundrum. He likes this, she won’t eat that, and those two can’t eat something or other… It’s what makes feeding the whole family so difficult: we are all different. It’s not only our age, hormones, our taste buds or our allergies. It’s also the simple everyday things like energy expenditure, quality of sleep and response to stress. All of these differences affect our food choices and our needs. But the list doesn’t end there. Toss in family schedules, diet fads, peer pressure, medicines, the almighty science of food processing, [...]
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News
Did you know...?  Numerous studies underscore the long-term health, academic, and societal benefits of consistently eating together as a family. Home-cooked meals nourish the spirit, brain, and health of all family members. Not to mention, people who frequently cook at home eat fewer, healthier calories.' Additionally, regular family meals are linked to the kinds of outcomes that we all want for our children: higher grades and self-esteem, healthier eating habits, and less risky behavior. However, according to a 2013 Harris poll, only 30 percent of American families share dinner every night. Why is this? Yes, juggling jobs, kids, and the demands of [...]
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Education
As summer is winding down, the back to school frenzy is officially here! It is a time of excitement and anxiety, and when it comes to packing lunch, absolute dread. Will our kids eat the lunch we pack or trade it for a bag of chips? Will they lose their fancy stainless steel bento lunchbox after the second day? Does it even pay for us to send a healthy home lunch? With moms asking me so many questions related to back to school, I love to look at what it means to send a healthy lunch and the importance of [...]
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Education, Nutrition
We had such a great time with registered dietitian Sari Greaves, author of Cooking Well Healthy Kids: Easy Meals for Happy Toddlers at our class Saturday. She gave us key tips to build a balanced diet and showed us how to prepare two of the delicious recipes from her book.  Weren't able to attend? You're in luck--we've got the recipes we made together and key points from the presentation below:     Healthy Eating Tips for Parents: Make sure half your plate is comprised of fruits and vegetables. Focus on whole fruits. Vary your veggies--eat the rainbow! Make sure half of your grains are whole grains. Choose low-fat [...]
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Education, Nutrition
Kids can be super stubborn when it comes to finishing their greens. This is one common problem that almost all parents have to face. However, the good news is it is not entirely impossible to get your kids to eat vegetables. All you need is some willpower, consistency and patience. Parents are just like teachers to their kids. You can teach them almost everything you want to if you adopt the right methodology.  Your question must be what the right methodology really is. Fret not! That’s what this article is about. Here are a few tips and methods that [...]

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