Category: Nutrition

How we are making our kids picky eaters

Have you seen on Facebook or heard in the news? Many packaged infant and toddler foods are loaded with sodium (salt) and added sugars! Not surprising to many of us at Dayton Children’s because we know that processed and packaged … Continue reading

What I think about what kids drink

My child: “Mom, I’m thirsty!”  Me: “Get yourself some water.” I am sure you have this conversation as well in your home.  Growing up, I remember water was the only possible beverage to drink between meals (and later, we had … Continue reading

A special Valentine’s dessert

How many of you parents are assisting with your child’s Valentine Party?  For our boys’ classes, we have awesome mothers organizing the party’s festivities.  I like to help – it gives me an opportunity to see the boys with their … Continue reading

An easy way to cook butternut squash

Have you noticed the butternut squash sitting in the grocery store?  When a butternut squash arrives in our Happy Box, I know it will not only look cool on our counter, but be tasty and is a super source of … Continue reading

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