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Explore nutrition tips, kids’ meal plans, kids’ activities, recipes and more from pediatric nutritionist, Melissa Halas, MA, RDN, CDE.


Nutrition insights and meal ideas to get your adolescent enjoying and cooking healthy meals from age 11 through college!

Fight Off The Freshman 15

Class schedules, limited places to prepare nutritious meals, a decline in quality sleep, and a reduction in physical activity, all

Rethink That Drink

Teens, by nature, are very social. They thrive on “hanging out” with their friends at restaurants, juice bars, and coffee and

Building a Healthy Body Image

Body image is what you see when you look in the mirror or how you picture yourself looking to others. It

Teens, Weight and Self Esteem

Helping your teen build self-esteem and appreciate her body can be challenging, so follow these tips for guidance. How we

Teenagers Eating Out

Teenagers & Eating Out

Teenagers are known for eating out often, whether it is pizza after the football game, birthday parties, movie stand snacks, the