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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.…

Building the Best Breakfast: New Insights from Research

Monday, March 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Kids, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0
By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger The importance of having a nutritious breakfast to start the day, especially for kids in elementary school and high school, has been demonstrated time and time again. For example, a recent study found that kids and teens who eat breakfast tend to have lower body fat, body mass index (BMI), and insulin levels, and better metabolic syndrome scores. In another study, kids…

The Latest Research on Child Nutrition

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Kids  /  Comments: 0

By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger With the kids all back in school, there is no better time than now to make sure we are fueling their little bodies the right way. Here is the latest research that further supports the link between good nutrition, physical activity and health, especially among children. Healthy Fat and Body Composition
According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, children…

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