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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...

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month


At Healthy Dining, we are big fans of eating together as a family. Sure, it doesn’t always happen in the reality of today’s busy world, but more and more research is pointing to the benefits of eating together most days of the week. That’s where Eat Better, Eat Together Month comes in. The goal of this campaign each October is to spread the word about the benefits of eating together.

Whether you’re at home around the kitchen table or dining out at a 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...

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...

Kids Eat Well at Fresh to Order (F2O)

While some restaurant brands are scaling back on their kid's menu selections, others are ramping them up.  Not only are more restaurants expanding the options available on the kid's menus, but some are taking a closer look at how they can make their menus healthy for the whole family. 

At Fresh to Order in Atlanta, chief operating officer Jesse Gideon knows teaching children to order more healthfully in restaurants not only bodes well for them, but also for more...

Papouli’s Greek Grill and Daydreams of the Mediterranean

I have to admit to you that I have dreams of someday heading to the Mediterranean.  I daydream of soaking up the sun while breathing in the history and culture of such an ancient land.  I indulge in visions of eating leisurely meals of olives and fresh fruit with a glass of wine while watching the blue, blue sea.  And then I step on a Lego that my son has left on the floor and am quickly brought back into the day-to-day reality of hectic family life and out of my daydream.  more...

Restaurants Becoming More Kid-Friendly

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Healthful kids’ offerings are increasingly becoming the focus of restaurants who more...

5 Great Meals for the Whole Family

My kids love burritos, tacos, and any variation of them—and they’re not alone.  There is something about the combination of beans, rice, tortilla, grilled meat, and the many cool toppings—like lettuce, tomato, and salsa—that we can all appreciate.  So it’s no mystery that El Pollo Loco is often an easy choice when we need to pull together a meal with zero preparation time. 

One of their several locations is usually on the way home; they more...

Spotlight on Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC

 
  • Nutrition Consultant
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Nutrition Expert for FoodNetwork.com
  • Sports Dietitian and Clinical Professor, Quinnipiac University


AJM: Hi Dana! Your more...

These simple changes = healthier future for kids


Have you heard of the Healthy Kids Today Prevent Cancer Tomorrow Campaign?  The American Institute for Cancer Research, in conjunction with Superkids Nutrition, has started this campaign with the belief that “making simple changes, like eating healthy foods and moving more each day, has the power to give your children a healthier future.”  As part of the initiative, individuals can download toolkits that more...

9 More Restaurants Join Kids LiveWell

Since July of 2011, restaurants nationwide—large and small—have been joining the Kids LiveWell initiative to help families make healthier choices when dining out.  We at Healthy Dining are proud to be collaborating with the National Restaurant Association on such an innovative and important program that contributes to the health of Americans.  Each month we welcome new restaurants and delicious menu items to the program, giving parents, grandparents, care-givers, and kids more...

4 Easter Candy Swaps for a Healthier Holiday


Easter is right around the corner, and chances are you are already surrounded by chocolate, jelly beans and the iconic neon colored Peeps.  Store aisles call out to you and your kids with bunny-shaped treats and sugar-coated fun, and your kitchen cupboards may be quickly filling up.  What is a parent to do?  It can be a real test of will power and patience to keep you and your family healthy while still enjoying some Easter treats!  The answer may be these simple more...

Spotlight on Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN