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Nutrition Concerns


5 Creative Meat Alternatives for Picky Children

Do you have a child who refuses to eat meat? It’s more common than you may think. Kids go through a variety of different eating…


10 Tips for Healthy Holiday Parties at Home or School

The holidays have arrived, and it’s the season of class parties, social gatherings and an abundance of sugary sweets—sweets often made with refined flour and…


Debunking the Role of Genetics in Obesity

As a dietitian, I often hear, “I’m overweight, so my kids are bound to be heavy.” While it is true that genetics play a role…


Shocking Color Additives in Food Marketed to Kids

It’s no secret that bright, vibrant colors attract children to food products. A large portion of children’s cereals, beverages, and treats are brilliant shades of…


A Life of Joy, Free of Soy!

If your infant or child gets an upset stomach, diarrhea, or nausea after eating soy, they are not alone. Allergy and intolerance to soybeans is one…


Getting Enough Sleep May Help Prevent Weight Gain!

We all know it’s important to get enough sleep, but do you know why?  Lack of sleep can affect judgment, reaction time, alertness and mood…


Teaching Body Image: Don’t Say, I’m So Fat!

With childhood obesity on the rise, there are a lot of anti-obesity campaigns that can sometimes be misinterpreted by a child and their family. This…


The Truth About What Kids Are Really Eating

Do more berries and broccoli mean less candy and cake? A recent study explored the answer to this question. The study investigated whether eating more…


Take 5! For Healthy Choices

The bell rings for lunch, and everyone is out! It’s hard to forget the ubiquitous race that takes place every day around noon. Not only…


Five Simple Steps To Combat Childhood Obesity

Pediatric overweight has been an issue for a while, but now everyone is talking about it. Our nation and state have seen a substantial rise…


Five Tips to Help Your Nanny or Caregiver Instill Healthy Eating

A question I often hear is, “How can I make sure my child is eating healthy while under the care of their nanny?” It may…


Ways Parents Can Cut Down on Sugar

Indulging in too many sugar-sweetened foods can have undesirable side effects such as dental cavities and weight gain. Those excess pounds can increase your risk…


Turn Your NEAT On

Remember the lemur in the animated film Madagascar singing, “I like to move it, move it…”? Dr. James Levine, a professor of medicine at the Mayo…


An Overweight Child is a Family Affair

Aren’t genetics wonderful?  Let’s face it: if we were all the same size and shape and had the same color hair, eyes and skin, the world…


Intuitive Eating: 10 Tips for Your Teen

As a younger child your teen naturally abided internal cues, eating when hungry and stopping when full. But your teen is not a little kid.…