Category: Nutrition

What to drink and eat to beat the heat

Another weekend of baseball has passed. The heat index was near 100 degrees– why are our kids playing ball in this heat? That wasn’t the only sport for us that weekend – we also had swim finals. I have written … Continue reading

Why doggies are like veggies

Did you know it may take up to 8-10 times to like a new food? It is all about exposure. This is what we tell parents of picky eaters. I learned this lesson myself with a four legged friend. You … Continue reading

Incorporating fruits and veggies at meal time

How many fruits and vegetables do we have at this meal? I enjoy asking our boys this question at meal time. It’s fun counting how many we are eating from our Happy Box. We are capitalizing on the fresh seasonal … Continue reading

5 tips to stop overeating

I have had several parents recently ask me this question: “How can I help my child stop overeating?” From what I am hearing from these parents, their child does not know their satiety level, or when they are full from … Continue reading

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