Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama's announcement of 70 recommendations to help reverse America's obesity epidemic was hailed as a comprehensive, la...
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Ask any new parent about their child's first steps. It's as if they took a walk on the moon instead of toddling from the sofa to the ottoman.
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The middle school years are rife with anxiety, physical changes, and new challenges. From my own experience, it seems the perfect time period to introduce and reinforce concepts of healthy living.
First Lady Michelle Obama announced her new initiative to fight childhood obesity on Tuesday, and it had the support of many Chicago-area food compani...
School gardens are an excellent way for children to get to know fresh fruits and vegetables, supplement classroom instruction, and just plain spend more time outdoors.
A USDA report released Monday found the highest rate of food insecurity in 13 years. Almost one in six American households, or 17 million households, are food insecure.
In New York, a unique private-public partnership is deploying specially-permitted street vendors selling only fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods with significant health problems
At the heart of Jamie Oliver's work is an assault on bad food and bad eating, keys to the current worldwide obesity epidemic that is wrecking the health of adults and children alike.
"President Obama has pledged to end childhood hunger by 2015." Talk about an ambitious goal!
In spite of their pledges to reduce unhealthy marketing to children, the large cereal companies continue to target children with their least healthy products.
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, whose School Dinners and Feed Me Better campaign pressured the UK government to invest $1 billion to ban junk foo...
Our kids are fat and at risk of dying young now. We must change the way we think about nourishing our kids.
While the optimal amount of vitamin D is still subject to debate, a new study finds one thing is sure: over 6 million American children are getting to...
Kids don't necessarily say: "More, More!" because they have trouble with transitions, but simply because they have a well-developed palate, and love the stimulation and sensations of food!
We are reminded by the current debate about health care that we are, as a nation, doing a pretty poor job of taking care of the bodies we have been given to inhabit for the course of our earthly lives.
Eating meals together goes beyond the opportunity for bonding and relaxing. And despite the feeling that there's no time for such luxuries, 59% of fam...
The cheap calorie delivery system -- funded for the past few decades through both the Farm Bill and the Child Nutrition Act -- has become a key player in the Supersizing of our kids.
For many parents, back-to-school presents mixed emotions tipping the balance in favor of anxiety.
We need to figure out how to reduce lifestyle-related diseases that trigger the need for expensive medical care in the first place. We need to lighten our fitness footprint.
Instead of allowing our children to explore and sample life in the "outside world," we keep them inside, feed them junk food, and use TV as a babysitter.
Parents have had enough. They know their kids need nutritious, fresh ingredients that encourage healthy growth and fuel their minds instead of foods that fuel an obesity epidemic amongst kids.
Start by scheduling regular family meals, serving a variety of healthy foods, and involving family members in the meal selection and preparation process.
Think about how you were raised with food. How were you taught to eat? Did it work well for you? How so? Why do you want to pass it on to your kids?
Many people aren't familiar with raw foods or why they are important. Raw foods are simply foods from the earth that haven't been processed or heated above 118 degrees.
Every family has their own value system and comfort level with sugar. Figure out your comfort level and consider whether you need to be a bit more flexible, or perhaps more limit setting.
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