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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.
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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...

5 Ideas to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

Are kids your toughest mealtime critics?  Getting kids to eat healthy without a battle is often a top priority for parents.  When eating out, look for healthier kids’ menu choices like grilled chicken strips and shrimp, sweet sides of fruit, dipping veggies and low-fat milk and yogurt.  Kids LiveWell menu choices can help take the guesswork out of making the best choice.

At home, try these ideas from 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...

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...

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...

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...

Get to Know Catherine Katz and Cuisinicity

Do you love food the way that we do: the smell of something delicious simmering on the stove, the beauty of a perfectly prepared meal laid out in front of you, the way the unique flavors of foods can wash over your tongue in the most heavenly and indescribable way.  
 
Yeah, us too…
 
When you pair this flavor made to savor and high quality foods the result is something even more powerful too!  Catherine Katz, the more...

Spring into Action this April

Incorprate these three fruits and vegetables into your meal plans this month to continue leading a healthy and active lifestyle!
  1. Spring is the prime time for incorporating strawberries into your routine. Strawberries make a delicious and healthy addition to everything from your breakfast cereal to a spinach salad.    
  2. Nothing brightens up a dish like corn. Corn is a healthy and tasty vegetable to eat alone or serve in a corn salsa for a snack.< more...

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