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Childrens Nutrition

Let Them Eat Cake

Donna Fish | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Donna Fish

I remember those days when my kids went from one birthday party to the next, eating what seemed like nothing but cake and ice cream. I also saw the parents who would try to get their kids to not eat the cake, even forbidding it due to the sugar overload for that particular day.

Mom vs. Food

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

7:31 a.m. -- Prepare whole wheat, whole grain toast. Oldest child prefers bagels. Prepare whole wheat, whole grain bagels with homemade jam. Oldest child prefers honey. Prepare whole wheat, whole grain bagels with local wildflower honey. Oldest child takes one bite and spills on shirt.

I Wish Red Delicious Apples Would Just Go Away

Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD | Posted 11.17.2014 | Taste
Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

Most students take a few nibbles and push them aside. Who could blame them?

Looking for Admiration? Serve Some Veggies!

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab has a new argument that can certainly appeal to moms, dads and any other food provider who wants to be a hero: Putting veggies on the plate gives the perception of a loving, capable cook.

What I'm Embarrassed To Admit As A Pediatrician

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

I've tried everything I tell parents to do. I started early with healthy foods and have offered them consistently. But nothing has worked. Like I said: embarrassing.

House To Vote On Bill To Improve School Lunches

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have temporarily blocked legislation to feed school meals to thousands more hungry children. Republicans used a proced...

Stick a Fork in It: Pass The Child Nutrition Act

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Debra Eschmeyer

While the resulting stuffed turkey that is the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids' Act, is not perfect, it's pretty darn good.

Help Needed Now for Growing Number of Children in Poverty

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

At least one in four children was poor in nearly 190 counties in 39 states in 2009, a time of severe recession. In 33 counties in 17 states, at least...

Good Nutrition Starts at School

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Only 2% of children get enough fruits and vegetables to meet the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid serving recommendations. An entire generation is missing out on the pleasures of home-cooked meals made with freshly harvested foods.