No, You Really Can't Give My Kid Sugar

Dear well-meaning, loving, kind people who offer my daughter sweets, I would love to give my daughter cake just as much as you would. I would love to give her cheesecake on my birthday. I would love to give her more than one tiny bite of one little Swedish fish for Valentine’s Day. I want to say yes to her, and I want to say yes to you when you offer to give her a bite of your delicious pastry....more
NutritionistKitch I agree. Most things that are bad for you, like sugar, caffeine, greasy food, ...more

Baked Chicken Nuggets - 3 ingredients, 20 minutes, healthy meal!

 I made these last night and they were delicious! I only wish that I had made more to freeze, we ate them all for dinner!...more

6 Things I Learned from my Kids about Exercise

The more I see people slogging away on an elliptical machine at the gym, the more I think we are doing it wrong. Kids are wiggly and giggly and full of curiosity. For kids, exercise is playtime and I think we should learn from them....more

The School Cafeteria: A Kid's Point of View

Well, I must be doing something right.  My 9 year old daughter eats really well, makes good choices even without me, is growing to love cooking, and generally has a good awareness of how the right food nourishes our bodies.   ...more

Help Kids Keep Weight Off Early in Life

Help your kids stay healthy by keeping weight off early in life.  Here are a few tips that might help with their well-being, both physically and mentally:...more

Coping With Picky Eaters

During our summer vacation this year as we visited friends and family around the country, the topic of picky eaters was constantly at the top of concern and frustration for several parents. Some commented that their child had only 6 items on the ‘approved list’ (but of course candy and sweets had their own category) and other parents recalled when their child ate the same item for all three daily meals which lasted for several months. At least in her case, the little boy chose oatmeal so it was a healthy item she could live with until he decided to add more variety....more

Exercise For Kids In A Rainy Day World

I live in the Pacific Northwest. We, of course, are known for our notorious Fall and Winter rainfall. September and October this year were beautiful, with record breaking temperatures and historically low levels of rainfall. We are making up for it in November. Day after day, it's been nothing but rain. And I am not talking the occasional sprinkle or light shower. That cold, beating rain that comes with wind occasionally....more
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Berkeley Schools: A Sustainable Food Model

Imagine a school that serves up healthy cafeteria food sourced by local farms, respects the environment, supports garden and cooking education in the classroom, and makes a positive difference in the community....more

What The Fudge!?! Overweight Flight Attendants aren't Fuel Efficient?

Low budget European airline Ryanair has caused something of a controversy by telling its female flight attendants (nothing suggested for the men) that it might be a good idea to lose some weight.