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Healthy Snacks for Kids

Why You Can Have Your Beanfields Chips And Eat Them Too

Gay Browne | Posted 07.29.2016 | Green
Gay Browne

Growing up in Kentucky in the 60's, no one talked about reading food and product labels. The post WWll era had ushered in the high-speed age of Americ...

3 Addictive Snacks That Are Actually Good For You

The Pollan Family Table | Posted 07.29.2016 | OWN
The Pollan Family Table

When we, the Pollan Family, make these addictive snacks, our family and friends cannot stop eating them, and that's OK -- they are so healthy and nutr...

Should Cupcakes Be Banned From School Parties?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

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.

Soured on Summer Camp Snacks: What I Did About It

Katie Morford | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Katie Morford

I understand there may be limitations on what kind of food the camp can purchase and keep in storage, and this may not be a simple issue. But providing wholesome fuel for the kids seems in keeping with the wholesome kind of fun you offer on the field.

Should Healthy Camp Snacks Take a Summer Vacation?

Caron Gremont | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

Fond memories of youth and happy times aren't reason enough to continue doing things that just aren't good for us. We learn more and we do better.

Here's a Healthy Food Your Kids Already Eat

Maia James | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Maia James

Recently, I was lamenting the fact that he has now decided to cut out even broccoli, which historically has been a favorite green. My mom reminded me not to forget the importance of fruit, which most kids already eat, and which also packs a great nutritional punch.

Soccer Snack Insanity

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

Save the cupcakes and cookies for birthday parties, holidays and occasional desserts at home. Keep them away from the soccer fields.

Why Blended Fruit Snacks Aren't 'As Perfect As They Seem'

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 03.28.2013 | Parents

Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate My husband and I have a rule that we never, ever break when we leave the house with our 2-year-old: Brin...

10 Ways to Get Your Kids Off Junk Food and Demanding Vegetables

Maia James | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Maia James

The snack aisle at the health food store is full of products loaded with sugar, salt and white flour -- really not health food at all!

5 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Actually Eat

Women & Co | Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

When it comes to kids and the holidays, visions of sugarplums do dance in their heads. Far be it for us to kill their dreams, but why not offer some treats that are both delicious and healthy?

Report: Healthy Snacks Offered In Small Minority Of U.S. High Schools Despite Lunch Overhaul

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

While the new nutritional guidelines imposed by the USDA this fall require a wider selection of fruits and vegetables in school meals, the same cannot...

8 Summery Sweet Popsicles You Can Make at Home

The Stir | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
The Stir

Cool, fruity, sticky, and sweet, popsicles convey the innocence of childhood on one hand, and all of the sexiness of hot summer nights on the other, depending on whose hands are holding which varieties.

Kids And Candy: None For Mine, Please

Noha Waibsnaider | Posted 02.27.2012 | Parents
Noha Waibsnaider

When it comes to my son eating lollipops, I think about the politics of food in the United States and the science behind the ill-effects of refined sugar. But what really drives me to do something about it is my son's inevitable meltdown as he's coming down from the sugar high.