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Healthy Eating Tips for Back to School

Monday, September 17th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Tips  /  Comments: 0
  This post was sponsored by Revolution Foods.. All Thoughts are my own. Getting your kids to eat healthy everyday can be a challenge. It takes motivation, planning, and a little creativity. But teaching your kids about food and nutrition starting from a young age is great for instilling healthy habits they will stick to into adulthood. This is what I attribute most to my kids’ healthy eating habits and love for…

Back-to-School Lunchbox Ideas + Cabot Giveaway

Friday, September 7th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Healthy Eating, Kids, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: more
This post was sponsored by American Dairy Association Northeast. All thoughts are my own Start the school year off by sending your kids to school with simple, creative lunchboxes. When putting together my kid’s lunchboxes, I always keep in mind the flavor, nutrition, and eye appeal. I also want to make sure it’s easy to pick up with smaller fingers and not too messy. Here are three fun lunchbox ideas that my kids love…

How I Got My Kids in the Kitchen (and Behind the Camera, Too!)

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
  August is Kids Eat Right Month and this year it’s all about kids in the kitchen. My tweens and teens kids love to cook and be in the kitchen, but I introduced them to food since they were babies. Once they were able to sit up, I put them right in the shopping cart and pointed to all the different fruits and veggies in the produce aisle. As they got older, trips to the supermarket became about how to select the best quality…

Back-to-School with SunButter Apple Muffins

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by SunButter®, however all thoughts are my own. Back-to-school is a hectic time for everyone! In my house filled with two teens and one tween, the hustle and bustle in the morning makes it easy for kids to fly out the door without breakfast. As a mom who’s also a registered dietitian, I never let that happen. Here are my quick tricks for making sure all my kiddos eat a healthy…

Food Safety Strategies At The Ballpark

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Safety, Kids  /  Comments: 0
By Anthony Wind, MS, Contributing Blogger Field sports provide lasting excitement and sentimental memories for young athletes and their proud families. But there is a lurking food safety problem associated with ball games—how can food stay safe in the sweltering heat? Each year, roughly one in six Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases. And in the unwavering heat…

Choline and Pregnancy: What You Need To Know

Thursday, July 27th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN This post was sponsored by Balchem, a nutritional ingredient supplier. All thoughts are my own. I’m a mom of three beautiful children and know firsthand what a mom-to-be goes through worrying about the health and well-being of their unborn child. As research evolves, more information becomes available as to which nutrients are important during pregnancy. One of the nutrients is choline,…

Introducing Peanuts in Infancy

Thursday, June 15th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Kids  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN The threat of food allergies plagues anyone who spends time around children. Peanut allergies, specifically, have recently received much attention in the news. While only 1-2% of children have a peanut allergy, it’s usually severe and lifelong, making it a fear for most new parents. Previous guidelines warned against introducing peanuts too early in a child’s diet, but new guidelines…

6 Healthy Packable Lunch Foods for Kids

Monday, August 15th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Recipes  /  Comments: more
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Although the weather still screams summer, many families are in the midst of back-to-school planning. With the craziness of buying new wardrobes and school supplies, the last thing any parent wants to think about is what to pack in their kid’s lunchbox. Ditch the boring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and try any of these 6 dietitian (and kid) approved lunches instead.…

Kids App Review: Food Leap

Monday, May 9th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Product Reviews  /  Comments: 0

By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Since today’s media often influences kids with advertisements for sugar-sweetened and high calorie foods, kids sometimes forget about the healthy foods available. Creator of the website Super Kids Nutrition, Melissa Halas-Liang recently released a fun and educational new app, Food Leap, to help introduce healthy foods to kids. Check out how your little one can enjoy this…

National Nutrition Month Day 15: Best Lunch Box Ever

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Kids, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
 
For day 15 of National Nutrition Month I have Katie Sullivan Morford’s cookbook Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love. The cookbook includes 75 recipes and creative ideas for simple, made-from-scratch lunches, snacks, and after-school pick-me-ups that are easy to toss together on busy mornings. Recipes include Pesto Pita Pizza, Curried Quinoa, and BBQ on a Bun.…

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