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Families Helping Families — May 2013
We know how challenging it can be to get your kids to try new foods, especially if you have a picky eater on your hands.
Whether your child has an intolerance to milk or you're just worried your child isn't getting enough calcium, there are good reasons to get this important nutrient into their diet every day.
For many parents, the topic of sports nutrition quickly can get complicated, and with marketing layered on top of that, flat out confusing. Here's a breakdown of what children participating in sports should be eating in order to keep them energized.
Vitamin D is a very unique nutrient: it's essential for many body systems (immune, skeletal, cardiovascular) but unfortunately not found in many foods.
Picky eaters — January 2013
The two most common questions or concerns I hear from parents are: "How do I get my child to eat more than plain pasta?" and "Is it alright to let my child eat dessert if they don't eat dinner?"
Holiday Treats — December 2012
How can I make our holiday treats healthier?
Food traditions — November 2012
Can holiday feasting be healthy? Many people complain that the holidays end up being such an unhealthy time for everyone, due to the overabundance of food during the holiday season.
Start smart — October 2012
My daughter always rushes off to school without eating breakfast. Do you have any quick and easy meal ideas?
Veggie lovin' — July 2012
My kids eat around their vegetables. How can I get them to eat more veggies?
Get hydrated! — June 2012
My child drinks too many sugary drinks. Any suggestions for healthier summer beverages?
Sprucing up your child's snack menu — May 2012
My kids are bored with our snack menu. Can you give us fresh ideas to spruce up our selection?
Fueling an active child — April 2012
My daughter just started track. What are the best foods for her to eat and when?
Kids in the kitchen — March 2012
My kids always gravitate to the kitchen. Is there any benefit to having them help me cook?