Category: Nutrition

The motivational interview diet

At the beginning of a New Year, many people reflect on the past year: happy and sad memories; re-directing or attaining goals; and planning for hope in the New Year. Some may choose to make New Year’s Resolutions, and many … Continue reading

Mmmm! Dark chocolate bark recipe!

Is baking with your children one of your holiday traditions?  Cut-out cookies are definitely on our list.  Some years we like to try a new recipe. This is one of those years – dark chocolate with fun toppings! It started … Continue reading

Going nuts about… NUTS

Have you noticed how nuts have become the snack to eat? You can see commercials and ads about certain nuts – but why? In our house, we agree! We educate the boys on incorporating high protein and high fiber foods … Continue reading

Do sugar substitutes cause obesity?

Sugar substitutes, aka artificial sweeteners, are in so many foods: beverages, ice cream and sugar free cookies. Take a step back and read the food labels in your house.  Do you see any of these (artificial sweetener) words: aspartame, saccharin, … Continue reading

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