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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 more...

Quick Cure for Cabin Fever

The mid-Atlantic was hit with record snow in January, testing the limits of any parent’s ability to keep it together during snow days. What begins as cozy, family time can quickly unravel into sibling battles, endless loads of laundry from the extra layers required for sledding and around the clock cooking and cleaning up.

Snowstorms aside, winter is a trying time to manage healthy habits for everyone, as the abundance of comfort foods and challenging weather can impede 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:
  • Eat Out Without the Crowd more...

Heart Healthy from the Start

By Sara Lucero

When it comes to kids, heart health is rarely the topic of conversation. We hear about childhood obesity, rising rates of diabetes and even cancer, but teaching kids to be heart healthy from the start doesn’t often make the splashy headlines.

As with anything else, teaching kids heart healthy habits from the beginning can help prevent health issues more...

The Importance of Family Meals – How to Cook with Kids

The Importance of Family Meals 

We hear again and again the profound impact sharing family meals can make to kids’ health and well-being.  Breakfast, lunch or dinner, at home or dining out, family meals teach valuable skills, boost confidence and more!  Participating Kids LiveWell and Healthy Dining restaurants more...

Announcing SchooLicious!℠ Healthy Dining Unveils Cutting- Edge Technology in its New App

By Kristen Castillo

Healthy Dining, creators of, is unveiling its groundbreaking new SchooLicious! ℠ smartphone app, which uses cutting-edge beacon technology. This technology enables parents and community residents to easily find participating restaurants and their Healthy Dining- and Kids LiveWell-approved menu choices as well as provides the tracking of the restaurant visits more...

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...

Save Your Sanity During the Holidays with Healthy Dining and Kids LiveWell Restaurants

The countdown to Christmas is on, and last minute Christmas shopping, holiday events and the craziness of school vacations may be driving your stress levels up. Save your sanity and leave the work to someone else this week with dietitian-recommended menu choices for you and your family at restaurants.

Leave the planning, cooking and cleaning to someone else while you focus on the good stuff like getting into the holiday spirit. Whether it’s just you and a friend or your more...

Healthy Family Habits for the Holidays

By Together Counts

If you’re like most people, this time of year doesn’t exactly inspire extra workouts and light meals. And when January rolls around, you’re motivated to get moving again in an effort to trim that bit of holiday “cheer” you accumulated during the season.

Instead of indulging now—with high hopes of rightsizing your portions and your waistband in the New Year—try to end 2015 with a healthy start and a few new more...

Framing Fall Fun

By Together Counts
The back to school shockwave is over, and your family is probably beginning to settle in to the rhythm of the new season. So what are you going to do this weekend as a family? Plan now for some fun, outdoor activities that combine the best of the season with some family togetherness.  
We encourage busy families to check out the Together Counts™ program. There are more...

Video: How This Mom Makes Healthy Kid-Friendly Meals

There is no question that feeding kids can be tough! There’s no one-size-fits-all “how-to” manual to do it, and balancing the right foods, the right textures and the right flavors in a way that works for your family can be an adventure in trial and error.

Cuisinicity’s Catherine Katz, PhD, could be considered an expert when it comes to finding the family food balance, thanks to raising 5 healthy kids (not 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...

Take Five and Win for Your School

September has to be the busiest month of the year for families with school-aged kids. And it isn’t just “back” to school and the same old routines. Moving up a rung on the education ladder resets every September, and so everything is hectic and new for those first few (fun?) weeks of fall. Maybe at your house, it’s the first time heading to pre-K, riding the elementary bus, or participating in an afterschool enrichment program or sports practice.

Working more...

Back to School: Get Your Vitamin C with this Recipe

It’s back to school season.  That means new schedules, new school supplies, new friends and plenty of new germs – new germs that are happy to come home to the whole family.  Fight back with food!  A diet packed with immunity-boosting foods rich in vitamin C can help keep everyone going strong all year.  We all know that oranges can deliver vitamin C, but it may be time to consider even more powerful foods like bell peppers, pineapple and broccoli at every meal.

Celebrating 4 Years of Kids LiveWell

How time flies! To celebrate those 4 delicious years of healthier kids’ meals, Healthy Dining partner Kids LiveWell organized a not-to-be-missed Twitter party. Parents, restaurants, health professionals, chefs, bloggers, and more took to phones and computers to talk food and it couldn’t have been more fun.
Here are just some of our favorite highlights from the #4YrsofKidsLiveWell Twitter party:

There’s no doubt that everyone who attended this epic more...

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