A Guide to Gummy Vitamins

Everywhere you look whether it’s Google, Instagram, tv commercials… There’s a lot of fear mongering about nutrients. What’s the solution we see all the time? Multivitamins. I’d like to present you with a number of considerations to help you determine if your child needs one. First, here are some facts: Read more…

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5 Tips for Eating Out with Kids

Here are some tips for success when it comes to eating out with young children. For babies under ~14 months, bring “whole” foods from home to keep sodium low, especially under 12 months (e.g.; broccoli, tofu, less mess quinoa cups) For toddlers in the range of 14-20 months, bring some food from home they can Read more…

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Lunch Ideas for Kids (picky and not)

Sending kids to school with a healthy lunch is important for their health, eating habits, brain function… You know why it’s important. Let’s discuss some ways to get kids not only eating their lunch, but also excited about their lunch. When kids are young, often they are happy with the Read more…

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Healthy, Happy Eaters: Family Meals

There are numerous researched benefits to families eating meals together. I’d like to share some of them with you! They significantly increase the amount of fruit and veggies kids eat They are significantly associated with BMI z-scores (more family meals equals healthier BMI scores) They are associated with overall higher diet quality Read more…

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Healthy, Happy Eaters… No Helicopter Parents

What if I told you that forcing your kids to eat is a bad idea? What if you could improve your family’s health by making a couple of simple changes? Contrary to many parent’s beliefs and actions, children shouldn’t be forced or pressured to eat anything (including veggies.) What whaaat? Read more…

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Picky Eaters, Pre-Made Snacks, Proactive Parents

If you’ve read my various snack idea articles (linked here, here, and here) and you’re thinking… “My kids won’t eat that”. Well, I’ve got you covered! You’re the parent! It’s your job to supply nutritious food. Your child’s job is to decide how much and if they will eat. Should Read more…