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5 Ways Children Learn To Hate Vegetables

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

Ever wonder why vegetable intake is notoriously low despite the constant news reports and advice about how much we should be eating them? Why do so many people say they don't have time to eat vegetables?

5 Nutritionist-Approved Back-To-School Tips

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist counseling families and children, here are some simple tips to get you and your family off to a healthy start.

How Smart Are School Snacks? A Closer Look at New USDA Rules

Michele Simon | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Michele Simon

"Are these guidelines better? In some ways, yes. However, they still fall prey to nutritionism by utilizing numbers on the Nutrition Facts label rather than ingredient quality."

Are You Really Offering Different Foods To Your Picky Eater?

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

Clients tell me they offer a variety of foods "all the time" and are frustrated by constant rejections. Many parents don't understand and are grateful to learn what a better "offer" looks like.

10 Ways Parents Can Take Responsibility for Child Obesity

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Debbie Gisonni

While it's encouraging to see so many community leaders taking the issue of childhood obesity to heart, ultimately, this is a parent's responsibility. If you want your children to be healthy and fit, you need to set boundaries and be the best role model you can.

When To Bend Nutrition Rules With Your Kids, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

Joy Bauer, health and nutrition expert, gave tips on balancing a child's healthy diet with their requests for junk food and sweets when she joined me ...

Kids More Likely To Eat Vegetables With Goofy Names, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home

Renaming fruits and vegetables with catchy, attractive monikers could more easily convince children to eat them, according to a new study. Research...

Helping Your Child with Weight Problems

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Involving the whole family in making healthy food and lifestyle choices, instead of singling out the overweight child, can greatly increase the likelihood of success.

Sneaking Nutrition Into Your Child's Diet, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Is your child a picky eater? Joy Bauer, health and nutrition expert, gave suggestions on sneaking nutritious foods into your kid's diet when she met w...

Healthy Eating Habits Can Be Learned - Mostly By Example

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Many parents have a hard time making their kids eat "healthy" foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Brussels sprouts and spinach? Forget it! But it doesn't have to be like this.

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.

Eat As I Say, Not As I Eat

Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Nutrition is one of the many examples of how parents want children to do as we say and not what we do (particularly when what we are doing is scarfing the leftover bits of chicken nuggets as we carry the plates to the dishwasher.)

Pizza Sauce Wins the Food Fight

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Children need to eat more vegetables, and we should push for increased intake of conventional vegetables and not look toward pizza as providing a satisfactory substitute.

Trashables: Oscar Mayer's Lunchables Are Nasty -- But the Message to Kids Is Worse

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

While Oscar Mayer's non-ironic slogan states, "It doesn't get any better than this," one is tempted to substitute the word "grosser" for "better."

Lunch Lessons: Back to School 2011

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Anne Cooper Not a day goes by without the media addressing America's growing obesity crisis, and lately the discussion has settled o...

Five Tips to Keep Kids' Holiday Eating in Check

Jeanne Ponessa Fratello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeanne Ponessa Fratello

While you may be tempted to throw in the towel and give up any semblance of nutrition until the New Year, you don't have to quit altogether.

The School Lunch Milk Wars

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

A school lunch program should be designed to nourish children, especially those whose meals at school represent opportunities to eat nutritious foods they might not get at home.

Confessions of a Failed Parent

Jonathan Black | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Black

To comply with the recommended vegetable portion, my boys would have to get up at dawn and eat green beans nonstop until dusk. What fiends had devised this guilt-inducing polyhedron?