Veggie Spotlight: The Misunderstood Brussels Sprout

They’re awfully cute, but Brussels sprouts tend to evoke crinkly noses, not kisses, at mealtime. We’ve got a nutritional explanation why they should bring kisses, and recipes that might straighten up little noses.

At home, we often call Brussels sprouts “little cabbage.” In France, saying the same might just get you a kiss.

That’s because the French term for sweetheart, “petit chou,” literally translates to little cabbage. And therefore,

A Bow on Broccoli? 4 Tips for Eating Veggies During the Holidays

Here’s one reason not to give your kid a second holiday cookie: sugar compromises the immune system. These four tips turn the season of rich treats into an opportunity for healthy food.

Between the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie and Santa’s plate of cookies, can we just give peas a chance?

The holiday season is a bounty of delicious treats for a reason. It’s a celebration. But we should also take time to celebrate what is most important – our health.

Q&A with Pediatrician Nerissa Bauer: Rx for Child Nutrition

We’ve got a doctor’s advice on how to help kids try veggies and other new foods and enjoy what’s on their plates. Our Q&A with Indianapolis pediatrician Nerissa Bauer reveals expert tips on child nutrition.

Here’s a shot in the arm for moms trying to get their kids to eat veggies: Some good nutritional advice direct from a doctor.

We’ve invited Indiana pediatrician and professor Nerissa Bauer to talk about kid nutrition,

Hair-Raising Food Facts: The Ingredients ‘Hyding’ in Kid Foods

We’ve heard of the Creature From the Black Lagoon, but what about the contents lurking on the back label? How common foods ingredients may affect our kids.

When it comes to a good scare, there are definitely some foods we should eat with the lights on.

After all, how else are we going to read the labels?

Lots of innocent-looking foods, from bread to veggie burgers, carry ingredients that can haunt our kids with side effects,

4 Reasons Kids Need Folate: Veggie Boost With a Capital B

We often hear that folate, or folic acid, is good for us, but why? And why the two names? Let’s explore folate, why kids need it and where to find it in foods.

If you wonder how your kid can scarf down cheeseburgers, pizza and milkshakes and still be a string bean, you can thank the lima bean.

Or the asparagus or the cauliflower. What these veggies and many others have in common is one nutrient – folate.

Bittersweet Truths About Sugar and Kids: Stealth Sweeteners in Foods

Most of us eat way more sugar than is recommended, but the amount kids eat is stunning. Here’s a list of the many sugars added to foods, and tips for cutting back.

Every day, our kids are at risk of going a teaspoon too far. Or, more accurately, 25.

As in so many teaspoons of sugar. Turns out, too much of the stuff that helps the medicine go down can cause plenty of ailments on its own,

Veggie Quiz: 10 Questions Test Your Super Food IQ

Veggies have been shown to improve our intelligence and memory. So let’s put it to the test. Parents, take this quiz with your kids to see who has the super smarts when it comes to super foods!

Not to knock the apple, but a better match for the teacher’s desk might just be a bouquet of spinach or a bundle of green beans.

Research indicates that veggies can improve our memories,

10 Surprising Veggie Facts: Curious Tales for Kids

Cucumbers as a stain remover? Beets as a Halloween aid? In addition to life-supporting nutrients, the veggies on your kid’s plate have curious histories. We share 10 odd veggie facts.

Next time you look at a picture of the pyramids, take a moment to thank the modest radish.

That is how the ancient Egyptian laborers who built the pyramids were paid – in nice, plump radishes. Apparently, in addition to being a crunchy way to getting one’s vitamin C and potassium,

Infographic: The Veggie Rainbow and Its Benefits

If we are what we eat, then we all can become happy, healthy rainbows. Each veggie color represents different vitamins and nutrients that benefit growing bodies in many ways.  So let’s go over the veggie rainbow!

Blocking the Sun Naturally: 4 Ways Veggies Protect Kids

They may not come with an SPF rating, but many veggies are effective in protecting our skin from sunburn and other conditions caused by the sun’s rays. You can call them Super-Preventative Foods. Here are four ways veggies do it.

A tomato should be something our kids like to eat, not something they look like after a long sunny day.

Fortunately, eating one can help prevent the other. Tomatoes,