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What Kids Really Mean When They Say 'I Don't Like It'

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

It was Cultural Heritage Day at my son's school and for lunch, parents brought in food from their nationality. As one boy sat down to his plate of unfamiliar food, he started to cry. I went up to him to see if he was OK and he said: "I don't like this food."

The Science of Fat: What We Don't Know Will Hurt You

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

The following is the introduction to the chapter "The Science of Fat" in the book Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences. Why we become fat and how we los...

4 Ways to Instill Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 06.08.2014 | Parents
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

Kids are notoriously finicky, but it's not entirely their fault. We humans are naturally inclined to dislike unfamiliar flavors.

If You Lead a Student to Vegetables, Will They Eat Them?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

It is important that at some point, before any of these kids grow up and have families of their own, vegetables and fruits become a basic component of their daily food intake. And if they are not eating these foods at home, then school is the first and last resort.

When To Bend Nutrition Rules With Your Kids, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

Joy Bauer, health and nutrition expert, gave tips on balancing a child's healthy diet with their requests for junk food and sweets when she joined me ...

The Full School Food Equation

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Debra Eschmeyer

The reality is that if we want kids to be excited to find something healthier than fast food in their school cafeteria, we have to do more than change what's on the lunch tray.