There are so many ways that we can support our kids on their paths to become healthy eaters and sustainable food advocates, but I've found the more fun we're having, the better it is for all of us.
As we are bombarded by diet information and get more confused by nutrition headlines daily, I tend to grab onto the simple, proven basics.
Now, I get that banning sweets from school parties or fundraisers or whatever isn't going to make all parents feed their children healthy foods and thereby end childhood obesity. But it does force families to think together about alternatives.
As a mother and grandmother, I have found that punishing rarely accomplishes what we want. I believe that this is true for all people, young and old.
Americans have long considered clean drinking water a staple, not a luxury, and we need to start thinking of healthy food that way, too. Healthy food ...
You are not necessarily stuck with your food environment. Lobby your workplace, school, neighborhood, or friends to more closely examine the food that's being offered.
We have to let our girls have their girlhood and not be pushed into premature womanhood. It's not healthy for them as children and continues to affect them as adults.
The traditional Bake Sale has long been a cornerstone of schools. As early as Pre-K and as late as Senior year in high school when the class field trip needs to be funded, we bake for sale. From early childhood when kids begin to learn the building blocks of their core beliefs, through high school when teens question everything, the one constant message is that promoting and eating sugary snacks for fun is a way of life. But should it be?
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If you watch the talk shows and commercials the week before the Super Bowl, you'll see they promote food for Super Bowl Sunday. So I wonder, is the ...
The only measures of energy balance I apply to myself are: Do my clothes fit? Can I do the same number of chin-ups and pull-ups as yesterday? I don't care how many calories I ate yesterday, and it doesn't matter if my elliptical erred high, low, or was spot on.
We all share the same desire to constantly "do better" at our jobs as parents. When it comes to school lunch, good progress is being made, but there is more to be done when it comes to creating healthy school environments.
No cupcake-related "rules or guidelines" were in fact "abolished" by the Texas Department of Agriculture, which oversees our state's child nutrition programs, but Miller likely cares little about the specifics.
While it is critical that we reduce the number of tobacco users in Chicago, addressing this challenge alone will only get us so far. It is just as important to encourage all residents to adopt healthier lifestyles across the board.
The one question we should be asking ourselves is: Are these sugary items worth the health disorders, either in ourselves or our children?