A 10x10 kitchen, a few employees and a passion to improve the quality of school lunches in the Chicago area -- that's how Gourmet Gorilla began. My husband and I started our business because we saw a need that we wanted to fill.
One of the key components in the new sport of Competitive Child Raising seems to be the misguided notion that children tween-age and even younger are supposed to know their calling.
Let's take a look at the kinds of foods the industry contends are "healthy" and appropriate to market to kids. Are these healthy foods that should be aggressively promoted to young children as they grow and form life-long eating habits?
You have to care enough about your child giving up their overeating for you to give up a self-defeating or even self-destructive habit you have.
So many recently publicized policies and prescriptions regarding weight seem to be uninformed and often stigmatizing toward people who have obesity.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine estimates that at least one out of five children in the U.S. is overweight. There are several reasons why parents need be concerned over an overweight or obese child.
It's important to remember that because eating disorders in young children are emerging more frequently, severe selective eating can be an early indicator that a very serious illness is developing in some cases.
DSPS is a circadian rhythm disorder affecting the timing of the brain's sleep-wake clock. Individuals with DSPS are unable to fall asleep earlier than their usual sleep time, despite being sleep deprived from staying up the night before.
While it's been well established that a vegetarian diet can be healthful and adequate in nutrition, children and teens do require age-appropriate intakes of certain nutrients.
From a medical point of view, there is a specific concern with young girls wearing high heels and pointy-toed shoes because their bones are more malleable and can be structurally deformed as they grow.
The perception surrounding obesity is that it's caused by a lack of exercise and overeating, however, the condition is often driven by other factors, one of which is bullying.
There's a lot of evidence that suggests media exposure can be detrimental to children and the quality of their sleep. This study provides some important details about how when, what, where and who is watching matters.
Headaches are the most common pain kids have and are often associated with high levels of pressure and anxiety.
Summer should be a time for roaming, discovering and running outside -- but unfortunately, for all too many kids, more free time means more screen time and more structured activities.
"Orchid children" are highly sensitive to their environment, especially to the quality of parenting they receive. If neglected, orchid children promptly wither -- but if they are nurtured, they not only survive but flourish.
As America's population becomes more and more overweight, people may develop a distorted perception of what is deemed a healthy weight. This is precis...