Category: Children’s health

Nine reasons to teach our kids to cook

Has cooking become a lost art?  Have you seen the show, The Middle, where dinner consists of take-out?  I was lucky to grow up with a mother who cooked (take out for nine was too expensive!).  I remember helping to … Continue reading

The Cuties have arrived! And other easy ways to get Vitamin C.

The Cuties have arrived! At this time of year, I get out a special bowl and we fill it with these clementines.   The boys enjoy these special mandarins as snacks and it’s fun seeing how well they peel them…every year … Continue reading

Quick tweaks in your diet for healthy weight loss

When someone hears I am a dietitian, they often ask, “So, how can I lose weight?” The process of “losing weight” equals energy in compared to energy out.  Gaining weight didn’t happen overnight…changing those lifestyle habits can’t either. We are … Continue reading

Washington state’s toxic Christmas gift to our youth

New York Yankees baseball legend Mickey Mantle was my boyhood hero. I collected all of his baseball cards and memorized every statistic about his performance.  I couldn’t wait for my Uncle Tony to finish reading the Sporting News so I … Continue reading

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