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6 Ways To Get Kids To Eat 'Adult' Foods

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

From Mother Nature Network's Jenni Grover: I am a huge fan of homemade baby food, but there comes a time when children need to start sharing the sa...

Ellie Krieger With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas

Ellie Krieger, nutritionist and author of Weeknight Wonders, joined me on Mondays With Marlo to talk all things food and nutrition! We covered everyth...

Tricks To Make Your Kids Eat Healthy, From Ellie Krieger (VIDEO)

Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to tricks and tips for making your kids eat healthy, Ellie Krieger, nutritionist and author of Weeknight Wonders had some great advice t...

10 Rules For Healthy Eating At Home

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

My goal is to make mealtimes enjoyable so the kids associate eating real food with pleasure. It's working.

My Son's Junk-Free Birthday Party

Caron Gremont | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

There were no goody bags full of candy and Hershey kisses. No bowls of M&Ms or jelly beans. No chips or pizza. There weren't even juice boxes. Instead, there was a room full of smiling and laughing 2- and 3-year old children, with their parents.

12 Tips for Avoiding Tears at the Table

Becky Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Becky Johnson

Just because well-intentioned parents forced their kids to eat foods they loathed or sent them to bed without supper, doesn't mean we have to perpetuate the madness. Our generation also grew up with lots of obesity, anorexia and other food disorders.

Snack Time: High Protein Snacks for Kids (and Adults)

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 12.16.2013 | Taste
Jennifer Tyler Lee

Should I take the French approach and limit snacks to one a day at a closely prescribed time? Or plan for a few small meals to fend off inevitable meltdowns? For my kids and me, I've found it's best to snack -- with a caveat.

Smart Banana Bread Pancakes

Loren Brill | Posted 11.06.2013 | Taste
Loren Brill

A recipe for a smarter pancake.

10 Ways to Raise Our Kids' Food IQ

Gino Campagna | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Gino Campagna

After reading the news about some school districts stopping their healthier lunch programs, I realized that we really need a cultural switch in this country to make the food revolution more than a passing trend.

Nutritionists Reveal What's Really In Their Kids' Lunch Boxes

Katherine Brooking | Posted 10.10.2013 | Parents
Katherine Brooking

Yes, it's that time of year again. The summer is still in full bloom, but the school season is just around the corner. Here, six nutritionist moms reveal what they pack in their kids' lunch boxes.

The How of Healthy Eating: Lessons for Parents From the Latest CDC Report on Obesity

Caron Gremont | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Caron Gremont

Yesterday there was finally some good news in the fight against childhood obesity. This is the first major government report showing a consistent pattern of decline for low-income children -- the kids for whom obesity takes a particularly gruesome toll.

From Oreos to Apple Slices: An Update

Caron Gremont | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Caron Gremont

There are always other barriers to making a change such as limited storage space, lack of time to cut food, budget constraints or teachers who find cookies and chips effective rewards in the classroom. Accept that these are barriers -- and work with the school to creatively find solutions.

What Why My Daughter's Camp Considers 'Special Needs'

Caron Gremont | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents
Caron Gremont

My daughter doesn't think her diet is "special." To her, it's normal. She eats a wide variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the day. What message does it send to tell my daughter that to eat "healthy food," she needs to get her snack at the camp nurse every afternoon?

Tips for Eating Balanced Meals While on the Run: Nutrition Made Simple for Busy Families

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

As a dietitian, let me share a few basic principles of health and nutrition I have learned and practiced not only with my patients but with my own family. I have compiled a few tips to help you make smart choices when trying to eat balanced meals while on the run.

Most Kids' Meals at Restaurant Chains Are Unhealthy: What You Can Do

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist advocating for healthy choices and educating families on nutrition and healthy eating, here are six things you can do when taking youngsters out to eat in a restaurant.

Protecting Home Turf in the Fight Against Processed Food

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

A war is brewing, reminiscent of the battle against Big Tobacco, but until policy and regulatory changes are in place there's a lot families can do to protect themselves.

If You Want Your Kids to Eat Healthy, Think More Like Goldilocks

Reboot with Joe | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Reboot with Joe

Now, I really like juicing my vegetables and I've noticed that the smaller folk in my life get a kick out of it too. So don't overlook juices and smoothies as a great way to get your kids to increase their intake of delicious fruits and vegetables.

School Lunch Project: Organize Your Fridge To Save Time And Money And Feed Your Kids Better

Laura Fuentes | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents
Laura Fuentes

With a little planning and a couple of hours one night per week, your fridge could look organized and ready for your week, just like mine.

I Call the Vote: A Farm Bill Litmus Test for the Food Movement

Ken Cook | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Ken Cook

Is offering a healthy snack the only idea in the farm bill that should matter to the food movement? Of course not.

Why Won't Jane and Johnny Eat Healthier at School?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Now that the federal government has sought to get schools across the country to make healthier lunches, there's another tough question for us all: Will kids eat them?

Fighting Childhood Obesity On All Fronts

Darell Hammond | Posted 04.08.2012 | Parents
Darell Hammond

With a 29 percent increase of childhood obesity in neighborhoods without a park or playground, this is an effort that should be applauded beyond KaBOOM!, whose vision is a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

Worried About Your Kids' Overeating? Here Is How to Help Them Flip the "Off"-Switch

Donna Fish | Posted 03.21.2012 | Parents
Donna Fish

In the interest of giving your 'foodies' some tools to prevent eating problems from developing, here are some tips.

Want Your Kids to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables?: Use Your Creative Side When It Comes to Their Plates

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2012 | Parents
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Hey parents, don't assume your kids share your preferences for food. According to a new study, young children prefer plates that feature a wide variety of foods and colors. Here's how to do it.

Healthi(er) Gingerbread House

Jeanne Ponessa Fratello | Posted 02.14.2012 | Food
Jeanne Ponessa Fratello

Are gingerbread houses really meant for eating?

Is This The Answer To Getting Kids To Eat Veggies?

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | Parents

(Reuters) - If your preschoolers turn up their noses at carrots or celery, a small reward like a sticker for taking even a taste may help get them to ...