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Healthy Eating for Kids

Healthy Eating for Kids: Farmers Markets

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 08.20.2013 | Taste
Jennifer Tyler Lee

When it comes to healthy eating for kids, farmers markets build an important connection -- beyond the food.

Food Play And Brain Development

Bill & Claire Wurtzel | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Bill & Claire Wurtzel

Play is essential in the development of children's brains. It helps promote cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth. Imaginative food play is fun and teaches children about good nutrition, but it is much more.

Bring Joy to the Family Table This Food Day 2012

Stacie Billis | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Stacie Billis

The food issues that we face as a nation of parents caring for the first generation of children with a life expectancy shorter than our own -- along with financial pressures, limited family time and sheer exhaustion -- have stolen our joy for food. Today I urge you to join me and take one step towards reclaiming it.

A Surprising Way to Cut Dinnertime Stress

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

There's a hilarious cartoon circulating on Pinterest with a woman hunched over in despair. The caption reads "Why do they want dinner every single night?" It's funny... because it's true.

Healthy Food for Kids

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

When it comes to your kid's eating habits, there is no such thing as "the talk." It takes an ongoing conversation to assure they know as much as possible about the importance of healthy habits.

It's Hard Being Mean

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Parents
Kelly Dorfman

In a world of too many choices, kids need parents to create a structure for healthy eating.

10 Ways To Make Quick, Healthy Meals Your Kids Will Love

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 08.08.2013 | Parents
Missy Chase Lapine

Often what's fast is unhealthy and unsatisfying. In the end, the time you save just won't be worth it. That's why I've made it my mission to make recipes that are speedy -- for the benefit of my family and any other parent who feels the mealtime frazzle like I do.

My Worst Parenting Fear

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 03.04.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

Some parents focus on emotional parenting, others on sports or art or music. For me it's food. Maybe it's my hippy upbringing or my undying devotion to Ina Garten.

'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.

Child Nutrition Bill Stalls In House

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama's campaign for healthier school lunches has stalled in Congress after anti-hunger groups and more than 10...

CDC: Adults Eating Less Fruit, Not Enough Veggies

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — An apple a day? Apparently not in the United States. Most Americans still don't eat vegetables often enough, and fruit consumption is...