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Childhood Nutrition

Children Are Living Messages We Send to a Future We Will Not See!

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Our kids are fat and at risk of dying young now. We must change the way we think about nourishing our kids.

6 Million U.S. Kids Lack Enough Vitamin D

Yahoo! News | Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

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...

You and I Call It Hunger; USDA Calls It Food Insecurity

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Becker

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.

An Apple a Day to Combat Obesity

Laurie M. Tisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laurie M. Tisch

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

Introducing the 2010 TED Prize Winner

Amy Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Amy Novogratz

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.

Please, Sir: $1 Billion More a Year for School Lunches

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Becker

"President Obama has pledged to end childhood hunger by 2015." Talk about an ambitious goal!

Kid's Cereals Worse Than Adult Ones

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

In spite of their pledges to reduce unhealthy marketing to children, the large cereal companies continue to target children with their least healthy products.

Family Fun and Fitness

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Clothier

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.

Flipping the "Off"- Switch: Teaching Your Overeater How to Stop

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

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!

Family Dinner: 8 Reasons To Make Time | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

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...

Feed Your Children Well

Dan Imhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Imhoff

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.

Back to School: Recipe(s) for Success

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

For many parents, back-to-school presents mixed emotions tipping the balance in favor of anxiety.

How Heavy is Your Fitness Footprint?

Carole Carson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

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.

Shrinking Our Super-Sized Kids: Who's in Charge Here?

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

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.

Food, Inc. Inspires Moms to Cut the Crap

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Newman

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.

Moving Toward a Healthy America: Making the Most of the Grocery Store

Lisa Sutherland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Sutherland

Start by scheduling regular family meals, serving a variety of healthy foods, and involving family members in the meal selection and preparation process.

The Dinner Wars: Parents' Fighting Over Feeding the Kids

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

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?

Reversing Diabetes Naturally. Watch it happen...

Kim Evans | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Evans

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.

How Many More Bites Before Dessert?

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

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.

Deciphering Nutrition Facts on Food Labels for Healthier Living

Laura Trice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Trice

We have a problem with people being heavier than is healthy for them and I feel that part of the problem is unhealthy ingredients combined with packaging that tricks people into eating more.

"Oh Good, More For Me!"

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

It is useful to look at eating habits of younger children as partly developmental. If you think about it, food is the earliest thing our kids can do to control their lives.

Eat Like a Kid

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Food is the last thing you want to have to struggle with. My goal is to take the worry and fret out of feeding, and to help mealtime be a time for connecting and enjoyment.

Want Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies? Tell Them to Eat Their Barack-O-lli and It Just Might Work!

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Console yourself that you're amongst the millions of other parents who can't get their kids to eat vegetables. I haven't heard of one case of scurvy reported lately, have you?

Sweet Surprise

Christiana Wyly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiana Wyly

What are we starving for? We are addicted to corn like we are addicted to sugar like we are addicted to oil. It's the cheap oil that enables the production of the cheap corn in the first place.

Food Follies: Feeding Children

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

Food is our daily test against the Betty Crocker Scale of Motherly Competence, a relentless feedback so to speak, three meals a day for maybe eighteen years.