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Three Changes You Can Make TODAY To Get Your Kids Healthy!

People often ask me for my top 3 ideas on how to get their kids started on a road to health without implementing any massive changes that will make the whole family rebel. Here are some easy tips to get you started, whether your kids are toddlers or teens! 
  1. Instead of eliminating junk food from your family's diet, begin by adding in nutritious foods. By incorporating healthy, antioxidant rich foods, everyone will begin to feel better! Celebrate small successes, like more...

12 Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy This Summer

Summer vacation is here, and along with it, a whole new routine for families.  This new summer routine may come with a little fear (What do I do with these kids ALL SUMMER LONG?!), but with the right strategies, it can also be full of family fun and healthy summer choices that carry through into the fall.

Keep kids active, healthy and engaged all summer long with more...

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...

Family-Friendly Healthy Eating at Mexican Restaurants


Sure, Mexican food is notoriously loaded with calories, fat and sodium, but here are some tips for family-friendly, healthy eating at Mexican restaurants that will make it easy to enjoy those full Latin flavors without sacrificing your family’s health:

· Load up on vegetables – They provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that are a must for everyone in the family.  Opt 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...

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...

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