Category: Nutrition

The scarlet letter ‘P’

When I tell people that we are working through pertussis in our house, I feel like they see me wearing a Scarlet Letter P. A modern day Hawthorne classic! The following question usually is, “Didn’t you immunize your kids?” Of … Continue reading

A “healthy” life is like a box of DARK chocolate

Are you familiar with the miniature Hershey bars? You know, the ones you can just so quickly pop into your mouth for an instant chocolate fix?  When I was younger I remember Mom always wanting the Hershey Special Dark.  I … Continue reading

The truth about artificial sweeteners

If you have explored the variety of sweeteners on the market, you will agree – there are many!  What are they? Why do people use them?  Are they safe?  What are sweeteners? Artificial sweeteners: These can add 0-5 extra calories … Continue reading

How I became a Brussels sprouts lover

If you didn’t know – I didn’t like Brussels sprouts.  Well, after trying them again, almost one year later, I changed my mind!  I ordered the Brussels sprouts from the Fresh Fare here at Dayton Children’s – AND, they were … Continue reading

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