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Strong Bones in Kids Helps Prevent Osteoporosis

Courtesy of Together Counts
 
Children and adolescents are continually growing, which makes their skeletons increasingly vulnerable to fractures. Did you know that 30-50% of children experience a fracture by the end of their teenage years? As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we realize that nutrition and more...

Kids’ Healthy Eating Habits – How to Work with Caregivers

Chances are that if you have kids, you have some kind of child care.  Whether it’s the weekly sleepover at Grandma and Grandpa’s house to give you a much-needed break or a nanny watching your kids full time while you’re at work, it’s important that everyone be on the same page with feeding the kids right.  This consistency is a must for long-term more...

Easy Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthy at Restaurants


They are our pride and joy.  They make us laugh and they make us cry.  They can be endless fun and cause us to pull our hair out… especially when it comes to restaurant dining.  Yes, we’re talking about the kids in our lives, and we know from personal experience that it’s not always easy to get kids to eat healthy, especially when dining out.

That’s exactly why Healthy Dining collaborated with the National Restaurant Association to more...

5 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Veggies

If you have kids in your life, you know the struggle of enticing them to eat their veggies.  The almost daily, frustrating struggle.  It’s time to set aside the bribes and begging and try some new strategies to get little ones to eat those good-for-them foods at home and at restaurants.  At restaurants, be sure to look for dietitian-recommended Kids LiveWell menu choices featuring servings of vegetables (along with fruits, lean proteins and whole grains).  At home 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!
 
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 interior is white with black more...

Recipes From SuperKidsNutrition

Recipes like these from Super Kids Nutrition can also help with healthy and budget-friendly choices everyone can get excited about:

  1. Lasagna Stuffed Peppers – With all of the decadent lasagna flavor you love plus lean protein, whole grains and loads of veggies, this recipe is sure to be a family favorite.
  2. Loaded Baked Sweet Potato Fries more...

How to Order the Healthiest Kids' Meals at Restaurants

A recent survey and study into kids’ meals and restaurants underscore how large a role kids play in deciding restaurant meals.  According to the survey:
  • Half of parents reported that children determined their own orders. Not a big surprise to parents who have negotiated and even battled with kids over menu choices.
  • more...

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...

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