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Dietary Tips to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

It may be surprising to learn that dental problems in primary (baby) teeth can affect the growth of permanent (adult) teeth.  Aside from being painful, tooth abscesses…


Hydrating Your Child or Teenage Athlete

Hydration is something you don’t want to overlook for young athletes. A few starter tips to ensure your child is ready for the heat and…


Fitting Exercise into Your Family’s Schedule

Over the past twenty years, overweight amongst children and teens has doubled. Furthermore, overweight has been linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes…


Seven Steps to a Successful Brown Bag Lunch

With school back in full swing, it’s important to send kids to school with a healthy, delicious lunch.  Packing your child’s lunch can be easy…


25 Tips for Your Picky Eater

Getting your picky eater to try new foods can be a major challenge. Luckily, there are several ways you can change their habits, making mealtime…


What Happened to Physical Education?

Remember your childhood years of playing tag, racing friends on big wheels, and meeting the neighborhood kids at the local playground or creek? Remember daily…


Answers to Meal Time Dilemmas from Nutrition Experts

It’s no secret that kids’ preferences and moods can change day to day. Some days, little ones are cute and cuddly and other days they…


Real Solutions to Picky Eaters and Food Texture Concerns

It can seem difficult to navigate mealtime, as food likes and dislikes appear to be forever changing. Sometimes you’re at a loss for words. Didn’t…


Omega-What? A Quick Introduction to Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Typically, people aren’t thrilled by eating things that have the word “fat” in their name, but in the case of omega-3 fatty acids, we have…


Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Like many people, you probably have a drawer in your kitchen filled with take-out menus and coupons for those nights when you don’t feel like…


Fun Food Activities with ChooseMyPlate

Food focused activities are a great way to spend time with your kids in the kitchen. These tasty snacks or mini-meals can either be made…


Holy Tornado – Cooking with the Kids!

Getting in the kitchen with the kids can seem tiring, but with a little prep work and training, you could be on your way to…


You’re having a baby! What You Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes

Congratulations, you’re having a baby! If you know many other new moms, you may have heard of a condition called gestational diabetes. What is this…


Diced, Sliced, and Mashed – 10 Ways to Dress up your Morning Toast

The most important meal of the day just got a long overdue makeover. Are you searching for fast and nutritious breakfast ideas that hold your…


Eating Basics for Stressed, New Parents to Be

Having a new baby in your life is a joyous experience. But, what most baby-care books don’t tell you is that this time is also…