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11 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Courtesy of Together Counts and SPARK

Here is a handful of kid-friendly lunch recipes featuring tons of healthy and tasty ingredients that are easy to prepare and pack away for the final days of the school year and all summer long:

  1. Chicken Noodle Soup: You can make soup on the more...

Sunny Side Up, Please

Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Memorial Day are all happening in the next few weeks, but I bet you didn’t know that May is also National Egg Month. That’s right, it’s the time to celebrate one of our favorite breakfast foods. But, how much do your kids know about eggs and where the rest of their food comes from? 
 
As a partner of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), we encourage busy families to check out their more...

Stealth Mom Tips and Recipes to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

We think it’s safe to say that when it comes to healthy eating, almost every parent out there has faced some resistance from their kids.  Moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers have begged, bribed, tricked and flat out TOLD kids to eat healthier foods like vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins.

It’s no easy task!  Quite frankly, it would be easier to let them feast on junk food, but no one ever said parenting was easy.  The goal more...

3 Ideas for an Easy Valentine's Day with the Family

Valentine’s Day and restaurants seem to go hand-in-hand. The idea of sharing a meal out with that special someone has long been a favorite way to spend this love-filled holiday. That doesn’t mean you can’t start some new traditions, especially when you have kids. Get creative and celebrate a healthy Valentine’s Day with food, fun and those special people in your life. Ideas like these can help you get started:
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Healthier Dessert Recipe: Crème au Chocolat Cups from Cuisinicity

If you’re dreaming of chocolate this holiday season, we have just the dessert recipe for you. Crème au Chocolat cups. Not only is this a vegan recipe, it’s also a great example of a healthy dessert recipe that can help you stay on track without giving up your chocolate! This recipe from Cuisinicity takes a classic chocolate lover’s recipe, rich with fat and calories, and reinvents it without giving up more...

Kids in the Kitchen

While restaurants can be a great option for busy families throughout the week, getting kids cooking in the kitchen is a must, too.  Cooking together as a family teaches kids more than just how to make a recipe!  When eating out, opt for Healthy Dining and Kids LiveWell menu choices to demonstrate the importance more...

Cancer Prevention Starts with KIDS


Courtesy of AICR and Melissa Halas-Liang

When we hear the terms “high cholesterol,” “high blood pressure,” and “heart disease,” we often imagine older adults, not children! But with today’s technology, we have the power to spot the early signs of heart disease before any symptoms manifest, and the results are shocking.

By measuring more...

3 Ideas for Family Health and Fitness


Are you trying to make family health and fitness a priority?  If so, making health and fitness fun for the whole family can go a long way.  Family Health and Fitness Day, the last Saturday in September each year, is a great opportunity to jumpstart your family’s health with activities and events around the country to help celebrate.  If you aren’t able to get out to one of the day’s events or you’re more...

4 Healthy Ideas for Grilling with the Family

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean grilling with the family has to end.  In many parts of the country, weather is perfect for backyard barbecues and weekday grilling with the family for weeks to come.  If you and your family plan to make the most of mild weather to spend more time cooking and eating outside, get everyone involved. 


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How to Get Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Ask almost any parent about getting kids to eat vegetables, and you’ll probably get the same story: it’s a battle.  If you’re tired of the daily battles in the veggie war, new research may help.  According to the new findings highlighted on Fruits and Veggies More Matters, it may be as easy as pairing those unpopular veggies with foods your kids already like.  Ok, it more...

6 Tips to Add Nutrition to Your Child’s Diet

By Work It Mom Staff


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. 


Most of us live in a culture where more...

5 Ideas to Make Family Meal Planning Fun

Courtesy of Obesity Action Coalition

Healthy Kids Start at Home
by Chef Dave Fouts and Vicki Bovee, MS, RD


Here are some suggestions to get you started with a theme:

1. ABC Menu – Plan a meal more...

Innovative Lunches Using Leftovers


 
By Dawn Harris, 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, more...

Expert Tips for Healthy Kids from USA Today


A recent USA Today article compiled a list of 13 top tips from health and nutrition experts for raising healthy and active kids that may be just the thing you’re looking for. Here are 5 of our favorite healthy eating tips from the experts:
 
 
Plan healthy, tasty breakfasts. more...

Making Fruits and Veggies Fun


Do your kids like eating their fruits and veggies? Do they rave about broccoli rabe? Kiss up for cabbage? Plead for pears? No? You’re probably saying something like, “Get real!”—and you’re not alone.

Sometimes, it seems like no matter how you try to cajole, convince, entice, or flat-out bribe them, your kids avoid eating healthy fruits and veggies at all cost. Even top nutrition experts can have a hard time tempting their little ones to eat more...

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