Benefits of Blueberries

Want to help keep your kids’ minds sharp, their bones strong, and prevent chronic diseases? Learn about the benefits of blueberries! A blueberry’s sweet taste may make your little ones pop them in one-by-one like candy. But they have SO many more benefits than just being a healthy sweet treat. Blueberries are rich in polyphenols […]

Baby Meal Ideas with Baby-Safe Spices

Little baby eating fruit puree indoors

Here are savory and sweet meal ideas that include baby-safe spices and herbs to help boost flavor and nutrients in your infant’s diet. Are spices and herbs safe for baby? Yes! But wait until 6 months of age, when baby’s first foods are started! Did you know that many cultures add a spice of life […]

Using Candy as a Reward Leaves a Very Bad Taste

healthy rewards for kids

Many adults give food rewards to children to reinforce good behaviors, but is this the best choice? Let’s take a closer look at how this influences their other behaviors and what it means for their health. I recently received a copy of a letter sent home to parents by the principal of an elementary school. In […]

10 Dinner Ideas – Healthy Whole Food Meals

10 Dinner Ideas Healthy Whole Food Meals

Here are 10 simple whole food dinners that are filled with color, good-for-you nutrients, and delicious flavors! Rotate them throughout the weeks so that you always have an option on hand! Black Bean Corn Tacos Black beans, sliced avocado, shredded romaine, salsa and shredded cheese in corn tortillas. Pineapple chunks for dessert. Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, […]

Five Simple Steps To Combat Childhood Obesity

Pediatric overweight has been an issue for a while, but now everyone is talking about it! Read on to see what you can do to keep your children at a healthy weight! Our nation and state have seen a substantial rise in the number of overweight children over the past two decades. Data from the […]

Top 10 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Better

These ten tips can make mealtime more fun and can improve your child’s food choices! 1.  Get them involved. Include them in meal prep by having them wash the veggies, set the table, fill the water cups and clean off the placements. 2. Grow your own groceries. This is the best way to eat seasonal and local, […]

Important Steps to Start a Garden

Growing you own food is good for the planet! But it can be intimidating to start a garden if it’s your first time or you haven’t had success in the past. Here are a few Simple Gardening Tips to get you started: Start off small. Don’t overwhelm yourself by starting a garden that is too […]

Top 10 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Better

It’s common for parents to want to get kids to eat better. Use these ten ideas to kickstart new behaviors and happy mealtimes. With busy schedules and picky eaters, it can seem difficult to get kids to eat better. These are simple steps that you can start today with the kids. 1.  Get them involved. Include […]

Easy Tips for Baby’s First Foods

Take the worry out of feeding your baby and try these foods first. They’re simple to make and are full of nutrients. Easy Baby First Foods Mashed banana Mashed avocado Baked and mashed sweet potato, butternut squash, acorn squash Steamed and pureed turnip Steamed and pureed zucchini Steamed and pureed broccoli Steamed and pureed carrots […]