March is National Nutrition Month and parents are asked to “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” Following are five pieces of advice for carrying that fork down the path to better childhood nutrition.
The path that leads to a lifetime of good nutrition is interrupted by many forks, or choices. When making these choices for your kids, do you know what you would like on the fork?
This is no trick question,
Experts suggest that kids who know the names and appearances of veggies are more likely to eat them. We’ve got five easy tips for exposing your kids to vegetables and their benefits, for more educational and happy mealtimes.
To know a veggie is to love it.
That’s the common thinking, anyway. Teach a kid to know her vegetables, and you may have a veggie lover in … well, how long it takes might vary.
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.
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,
Other than the marshmallow sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving vegetables are often a challenge for kids. These six kid-friendly recipes could make parents (and little ones) thankful for veggies.
If you think this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will present a couple of challenges with the kids, consider what was served at the first Thanksgiving feast.
Besides turkey, cranberries and clams, the 1621 menu is said to have included onions, beans, spinach,
A kid’s hit list of veggies is usually pretty short. How about extending it with some unsung heroes? These five vegetables might not get the star treatment of broccoli, but they pack a wallop of nutrition.
No disrespect to the baby carrot, but when it comes to nourishing a kid, it would do well to share the plate with a few unsung veggie heroes.
Of course all veggies are good for us,
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,
Kids resist vegetables for complex reasons, but resolving the challenge may be relatively easy. We explore five ways to get kids to try veggies that do not involve camouflage, bargaining or tears.
Kids may be worth their weight in gold, but show them an ounce of broccoli and many end up being twice their weight in resistance.
Few events cause parents as much frustration, and guilt, as a kid who just will not eat.
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,
Research shows if we place a plate of veggies out, we are more likely to finish them. This is the origin of the 21-Day Veggie Challenge by Vegy Vida. Read on to learn more.
If the world’s table can be viewed as a potluck, then every one of us should consider an appetizer from Mother Earth.
Research shows that if we put a pretty plate of fresh veggies out on the table before a meal,