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Kids Healthy Eating

Worried About Your Kids' Overeating? Here Is How to Help Them Flip the "Off"-Switch

Donna Fish | Posted 03.21.2012 | Parents
Donna Fish

In the interest of giving your 'foodies' some tools to prevent eating problems from developing, here are some tips.

Want Your Kids to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables?: Use Your Creative Side When It Comes to Their Plates

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2012 | Parents
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Hey parents, don't assume your kids share your preferences for food. According to a new study, young children prefer plates that feature a wide variety of foods and colors. Here's how to do it.

Healthi(er) Gingerbread House

Jeanne Ponessa Fratello | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Jeanne Ponessa Fratello

Are gingerbread houses really meant for eating?

Is This The Answer To Getting Kids To Eat Veggies?

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | Parents

(Reuters) - If your preschoolers turn up their noses at carrots or celery, a small reward like a sticker for taking even a taste may help get them to ...

Too Fat to Fight

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Linda Novick O'Keefe

If three-quarters of Americans aged 17-24 can't enter the military because they are ineligible, doesn't that make childhood obesity a national security issue?

We're Not Laughing

Elaine Weiss | Posted 02.05.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

If they weren't so damaging to children, congressional leaders' explanations for their policy decisions that cater to big money interests at those children's expense would be downright funny.

Why MyPlate Encourages Mindful Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Do you like the updated, radically different shape of the food pyramid? If you do, you aren't alone.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Food and Weight

Judith Brisman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Brisman, Ph.D.

In this culture of severely distorted eating and body image, getting the best of one's kids is going to mean trying over and again to listen, to pay attention and to talk.

'I Can See McDonald's From My House': Who Is Responsible For Kids' Nutrition?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael F. Jacobson

While most parents are trying hard to exercise their personal responsibility to teach kids' the benefits of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats, McDonald's pushes something quite different.

Sesame Street Improves Childhood Nutrition One Muppet At A Time

Oz Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Oz Garcia

This week, Sesame Street implemented four new Muppets, called "Superfoods." The Superfood cast consists of a banana, a brick of low-fat cheese, a whole wheat bun and a stalk of broccoli.