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Wednesday
Sep112013

12 Tactics That Help Kids Eat Better

Surprisingly, one of the most common questions I get from clients isn’t about my clients themselves. It’s about their kids. Having committed to the Healthy Way of Eating, many want to know, “How do I get my kids on board?” Not only do we want our kids to have the same (or better) health advantages than we did, the idea of streamlining food preparation can make our weight loss commitments that much easier! Whether you’re just beginning your transition to healthy eating as a family or have been struggling for years, check out these 12 tried and true tactics that can get your kids saying yes to a healthier diet. 

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Monday
May072012

The Top 5 Nutrition Slips Parents Make

Moms and dads, this one is for you!  It’s no news that today’s modern family is an overcommitted bunch.  With both parents working and more homework and extracurricular activities than ever before, it becomes very easy to make slips in our eating.  Perfection isn’t expected, but if you can avoid the mistakes highlighted below, you’ll be off to a good start in promoting optimal health and nutrition for your little ones and yourself.  This list is derived from the many parents I work with who found themselves making these slips daily.  Read on below and practice the fixes one at a time to build a better nutrition plan for the whole family!

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Monday
Apr302012

8 Tips for Parents | How do I get my child to eat vegetables?

Does the veggie versus child battle live on in your home?   When I coach parents, I often hear the defeat and guilt in their voices when explaining why their family doesn’t come close to the recommended servings (approximately 7 to 9 cups per day).  Although this battle has lived on for generations, today’s parents have an even harder time getting their kids to eat veggies due to sugar-saturated taste buds that have stemmed from our over-processed diets.  We all want optimal health for our kids and know that vegetables hold a crucial part in that.  So, if you are feeling defeated, below are some of the best practices for getting vegetables into your child’s hands.  Read on to get you and your child’s veggies on!

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Wednesday
Dec072011

Why do schools serve low fat milk?

When we enter the school lunch world, milk has a permanent parking place in the lunch line. Mandated by the government to be offered each and every day, school lunch, in history, has been able to offer various fat levels (whole, 2%, 1% and skim) of cow milk for decades. But now, with the new USDA-proposed updates to make school lunch healthier, school cafeterias would...

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Wednesday
Nov232011

Potato Back on the Lunch Tray

At the start of the year, the USDA proposed new, long overdue, rules to their National School Lunch Program in hopes to provide a healthier menu for our ever-so-growing childhood population. Out of all of the new proposed rules, one specifically has been getting a lot of attention. Enough attention that it was actually shot down by congress last month. Which rule you ask? The one that...

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Wednesday
Nov162011

The Bitter Truth About Sweet Drinks

Youth face many more health issues today than ever before. Poor sleep habits, hyperactivity, trouble with concentration, weight gain, behavior issues and more. Though drug therapies can help with some of the issues, you can’t help but wonder why they are necessary? What’s causing the increasing rates of these issues?

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Wednesday
Oct052011

Why Eating More Whole Grains Can Cause Weight Gain

Virtually everywhere you look, food advertising tells us to eat more whole grains. Eat more whole grains for “heart health.” Eat more whole grains “to lower cholesterol.” Eat more whole grains to “manage weight.”. A new study in The Journal of Nutrition suggests otherwise, at least for kids at this time.

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