Challenged by a Finicky Eater in Your House?

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Do you have a finicky eater in your house that makes it difficult to choose which meals to make? Here are some common struggles parents face, and how to deal with them. The Pitfall of a Beige Diet. Are chicken nuggets and French fries at the top of your finicky eater’s favorite food list? It […]

Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Many people believe that pregnancy allows a woman to “eat for two” with no concern regarding weight gain. However, nutrition experts say this is not exactly true. It is true that weight gain — within limits — is important during pregnancy. Extra calories provide nourishment to your developing baby and are also stored for breastfeeding your baby after delivery. On […]

An Overweight Child is a Family Affair

Learn how to keep it positive and keep the focus on how the family is going to make healthier choices, rather than on body weight. 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 would be, well, boring. For […]

Jill Castle, MS, RD, LDN


We caught up with Jill Castle, mom, registered dietitian and author of the new book Fearless Feeding to hear her approach to raising healthy eaters from high chair to high school. What’s your approach to feeding children? When feeding children, it’s critical to have a balanced approach. Parents need to pay equal attention to WHAT […]

Encouraging Your Children To Be Physically Active

Encouraging Your Children To Be Physically Active

Learn why children’s physical activity has declined, then try these simple ways to show your kids how important physical activity is and how fun it can be! In addition to eating habits, parents can also impact the amount of physical activity their children engage in. The increased prevalence of overweight children is a result of the dramatic decrease […]

TV and its Link to Obesity

Simple ways to avoid too much TV time and to get active as a family to prevent obesity! Ninety-nine percent of American households own at least one television, and each person watches an average of four hours of TV per day. This equals about two months of non-stop television watching per year. About 4,000 studies have been done […]

Calcium Sources For The Lactose Intolerant

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Learn about lactose intolerance, common symptoms, and learn these quick tips to make sure your lactose intolerant child is getting enough calcium! Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose, which is the milk sugar found in dairy products. Lactose intolerance is caused by a shortage of the enzyme lactase, which is […]

Getting Active with Kids in the Kitchen

How to get your kids to cook

There are many ways to help prevent your child from becoming overweight and teaching them how to cook in the kitchen is just one fun way! More than 12.5 million children in the U.S. are overweight. The number continues to rise and puts children at risk for serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. It can […]

Hey Parents… Eat Your Fruit and Veggies Too!

Studies have shown that children will mimic what their parents eat, so the key to change is up to you. “Be a good role model by eating your fruits and veggies, too! Actions speak louder than words, and your kids are watching you!” reports Liz Ward, MS, RD and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Feeding Your Baby and […]