Category: Nutrition

What’s making our kids overweight?

Is it the added salt and sugar sweetened beverages that are causing our kids to be overweight/obese? Did you know obesity affects 17% of children?  Why is this?? Is it the salt that is causing kids to be overweight?  Is … Continue reading

Four steps for building a healthy Salad

Are there actually steps to building a healthy salad?? Sure! Some salads fill a plate but don’t satisfy our hunger while others are packed with more calories than a milkshake. As we look at our own options here at work, my dietitian-partner … Continue reading

Why do we love comfort foods?

In these final dreary months of cold and cloudy days, there are times I reach for comfort foods – foods that somehow brighten my mood. People turn to comfort foods not only during the dreary days but, when we are … Continue reading

Eat the traffic light way?

Dayton Children’s is developing new ways to encourage healthier eating, along with healthier living.  One of the movements includes taking a look at our cafeteria – how does our food measure up??    How do we convey healthy eating while still … Continue reading

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