All cereals are not created equal. They may look the same, with bright colors and cartoon characters, but check out the back of the box to see what you are really getting. Here’s some interesting facts about your kid's favorite breakfast food. All cereals are not created equal. They may look the same, with bright colors and cartoon characters, but check out the back … [Read more...] about The Truth About Your Kid’s Breakfast Cereal!
We have been bombarded lately with media stories about food and nutrition and how the 'Supersize Me' generation has affected our kids' health. Obesity has doubled in this country in the last 20 years, and type II diabetes is following in the same direction. As a result, one of the issues you may be concerned with is what your kids are being served in their school cafeterias. I … [Read more...] about School Lunch: Brown Bag It!
Remember when we gave our kids granola bars as a healthy snack? Well, all of a sudden, without anyone noticing, they have been re-packaged and come with a sales pitch. They're now called energy bars. They come beautifully wrapped and packed full of goodies; some with chocolate chips and some with caramel. I am afraid soon we will see them sandwiched between whipped cream. … [Read more...] about Energy Bars — Should You Give Them to Your Kid?
All of a sudden corporate giants are jumping on the health food bandwagon - touting new products as the newest discovery since sliced bread. Check out Mickey D's new major campaign for their Real Fruit Smoothie. It's great that you can drive-in and buy yourself a $2.29 smoothie, but buyer beware. Do you realize how many grams of sugar are in that 12 oz. drink? 42!!! That's … [Read more...] about Make Healthier Fast Food Choices
Definition of a picky eater – children who only eat vegetables when forced to or coerced with a huge dessert. When you are a first time mom, you want to do everything right. When my son started eating real food, I bought all organic vegetables, steamed them, and then pureed them in a blender. Every meal was a health lover's dream. I thought I was a genius. And then he … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Kid to Eat Their Vegetables!