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Life Stage Nutrition


Family Mealtime Matters for Teens Too!

When was the last time your family enjoyed a meal together with your teenager? Family mealtime has changed drastically over the years, from sitting together…


8 Quick & Healthy Microwaveable Dorm Room Meals

Congratulations, you are officially a college student! An exhilarating new life chapter has just begun and I’m sure there are a million thoughts racing through your mind, such…


Helping Your Teen Maintain Healthy Habits During the School Year!

Your teen (or tween) is not a baby anymore. With age, they have gained maturity, independence, and hopefully a good sense of healthy eating principles.…


5 Tips for Raising A Healthy Eater From Breast to Table

Kids are like sponges, soaking up everything they hear, see, smell, and taste. Babies begin to learn eating patterns before they are even born, and…


Teaching Your Teen How to Stay Healthy While Out With Friends

Teens love spending time with friends. Whether hanging out a friend’s house, the mall, the park, or the coffee shop, teens eat many meals and…


Raising Healthy Eaters Through School Nutrition Education

I’m often contacted to speak to organizations about how to teach nutrition to kids in and out of the classroom and make healthy eating fun and…


Pica in Toddlers and Preschoolers

I knew something was wrong when my two-year-old began eating paper. She wasn’t just mouthing books, she was actually chewing and swallowing the paper. Her…


Overcoming Media Influences To Promote Healthy Self Images

How can we foster a healthy self-image in our children? Many parents may be overwhelmed by the constant presence of advertising, marketing, and social media.…


Moms and Dads – Stuck in a Weight Loss Plateau?

Plateaus are common!  After a relatively long period of stability, our bodies tend to level off. Most people who achieve weight loss hit a plateau…


Fight Off The Freshman 15

Many college freshmen fear the dreaded “freshman 15,” and it’s no wonder why! Class schedules, limited places to prepare nutritious meals, decline in quality sleep,…


Swapping Lunchbox Sweets: Healthy “Desserts” for Lunchtime

Whether it’s school or summer camp, the daily lunch-packing ritual reigns. Along with making sandwiches and packing snacks, the nagging question remains:  When I pack…


7 Mom-Tested Healthy Eating Tips For Toddlers & Preschoolers

When my oldest daughter started eating solid foods, I pictured her eating the same healthy stir-fry dishes and casseroles that I made for my husband…


Why Breastfeed? 5 Breastfeeding Benefits

Breast milk is nutritionally superior to formula. The American Academy of Pediatrics endorses breast milk as the gold standard of infant nutrition. This is because…


Healthier Toddler Mealtimes –Parents Don’t Do This!

Parents of picky toddlers may feel as though they’d do anything to help their kids eat better. One strategy that parents have used for generations…


How Long Does Pumped Milk Last?

Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for your baby. Some benefits include healthier immune system for your baby and lower health care costs, as well as…