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The Recipe for a Perfect Smoothie

This post was written by the Rebecca McConville for our partner, Shopwell. Rebecca is one of the registered dietitians for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. You can follow her Pinterest page on "Nutritious yet Delicious (Drinks and Smoothies)," as well.  Rebecca has developed an easy-to-follow smoothie formula that can more...

4 Healthy Snacks to Keep on Hand

Catherine Katz at Cuisinicity has had lots of practice keeping kids happy and energized over the years, thanks to her five kids.  Here are Catherine’s everyday tips and suggestions for healthy snacks and how to make them the easy choice for the whole family:

  1. I always have fresh fruit on the counter (and in the fridge) handy and ready to go! You can more...

Why Did These Kids Eat More Veggies?


Courtesy of AICR

For that after-school snack, serving your child a platter filled with a variety of vegetables and/or fruit may help your young child eat more of these important foods than if you serve just one kind, suggests a new study more...

Organizing a Healthy Kid- Friendly Kitchen


By Sarah Honey, WorkitMom.com Contributor
 
WorkitMom.com is a blogging community and resource center for working moms by working moms. Check out Work it Mom for parenting tips, career advice, craft ideas, quick kid friendly recipes, and more. 
 
Are you tired of hearing, “Mommy more...

The Reality of a Pregnancy Diet

Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life. So many changes are happening: physical, emotional, financial and many more.  One of the biggest changes – for better or for worse – can be found in the diets of newly pregnant women. If you are one of the lucky ones, your pregnancy hasn’t given rise to any aversions to healthy foods, but rather to ice cream, cakes and pies.  You happily load up on lean proteins, fruits and leafy green vegetables at every more...

Buckle Up for Back to School

Incorporate the tips below into your family’s busy routine to stay healthy and active!
 
  1.  Plan ahead for afterschool snacks. At the beginning of the week, put some fruits and veggies like carrot sticks, blueberries and apples into portion sized bags for an easy grab-and-go afterschool snack for the kids.
  2. Frozen food is a healthy alternative that can add some quick color to your family meal! Keep your freezer stocked with frozen vegetables more...

Dine Out for No Kid Hungry Makes Your Dining Dollars Count

According to Dine Out for No Kid Hungry:
  • 1 in 6 kids faces hunger in America.
  • 10 meals are provided for every $1 raised.
  • Last year, 15,000 restaurants united with Dine Out for No Kid Hungry.
  • Since 2008, Dine Out for No Kid Hungry restaurant partners and their guests have raised nearly $46M to get kids the meals they need, every day.
During the month of September, restaurants across the country address childhood more...

5 Recipes to Build Healthy Habits

Whatever your family’s focus when it comes to healthy eating, nurturing a love of food and the variety of fresh and flavorful choices out there is a cornerstone of lifelong healthy habits. One of the best ways to do that is with fun recipes like these from Superkids Nutrition.  These recipes and ideas not only capture kids’ imaginations, but they are also made with quality ingredients that support active, growing more...

Soak in These Last Weeks of Summer

Enjoy the final weeks before the kids go back to school with these family fun activities!
 
  1. Go to the drive-in! The summer is all about being outside in fun and different ways. Switch up your family’s movie seeing experience and go to the drive-in or community park movie showing. Most communities play wonderful family classics throughout the summer.  Get a group together and show the kids the classic movie going experience.
  2. Play in the more...

Five Fruits You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

By: Kristen Castillo 

Sample a variety of fruits in different colors, textures and tastes from sweet to tangy to sour. While you may have to buy them at specialty stores or ethnic grocers, these exotic fruits are worth the try and fun for the whole family!
 
Dragon Fruit
This very colorful fruit is native to Southeast Asia, South America, Israel and Mexico. Available year-round, dragon fruit’s exterior is bright pink and the more...

Summer Fun: Health-Inspired Tips for the Family

Treat yourself and your family well with the best food choices this summer. The right foods in the right combinations plus activities that can get everyone moving can energize you and the kids throughout the day and week.
  • Keep healthy food choices on hand and within reach to keep everyone in the family fueled for the day – precut fruits and veggies, a fruit bowl, small containers of nuts, whole grain crackers, low-fat cheese sticks, hard boiled eggs, turkey rolls and more...

Fresh and Fruity: 5 Healthy Summer Treats

By Kristen Castillo

Chilling out on a hot summer day with a cool treat can be healthy. Simply focus on treats made with fruits to keep you refreshed, satisfied and guilt-free and the kids happy. These five easy-to-make dessert recipes can satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Cran Apple Yogurt Pops
Whip up these pretty pops with the kids more...

Parents at a Loss on Kids’ Meal Calories

By Vanessa Lynskey, MPH
Senior Project Manager, Restaurant Initiative, Child Obesity180
 
Let’s take a quick quiz. How many calories should there be in an average child’s restaurant meal, including an entrée, side dish, and drink?
 
A.     600-800 calories
B.     400-600 calories
C.     200-400 calories
 
If you answered B more...

5 Healthy Foods Even Your Kids Will Love

If you’re still struggling to find healthy food your children will love, this list provides five fantastic options that you can make yourself or order in restaurants.

1. Frozen Fruit

Ice cream is a favorite with kids. For a healthy alternative, frozen fruit is just as sweet and refreshing! You can blend it more...

Memorial Day Food and Activities for the Family

Started informally to remember fallen soldiers of the Civil War, Memorial Day wasn’t officially recognized as a holiday until 1971.  The exact origins have long been debated, but there is no doubt that the holiday was quickly embraced by the American public to honor service members killed in war.

Healthier Memorial Day Food
Over the years, Memorial Day has more...

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