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Book Review: Smoothie-Licious

Thursday, August 6th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Kids, Recipes  /  Comments: 0

By Guest Blogger Sheridan Jonas Smoothies are no longer just a once and awhile treat, but an everyday indulgence. Jenna Helwig’s new book, Smoothie-Licious: Power Packed Smoothies and Juices the Whole Family Will Love, includes fun, colorful, and nutrient packed smoothie and juice recipes the whole family will enjoy. Find out a little why smoothies make a great everyday food and check out a delicious smoothie recipe…

How to Add Vegetables Into Kid-Friendly Meals

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 1
This post was sponsored by Champion. By Mary (Yue) Sun, PhD, Guest Blogger The biggest problem parents seem to have is finding creative ways to get their kids to eat more veggies. But getting your child to eat healthy shouldn’t be a burden. Here are 3 quick and easy ideas to boost your kiddos veggie intake.
  • Make a healthy dip: Research shows that dips are a great way for children to increase their vegetable consumption.

A 9-Year Old’s Perspective on Food: Favorite Healthy Snacks

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids  /  Comments: 1
By Ellena Amidor, Toby’s 9-year old daughter A note from Toby: Ellena recently asked me for the opportunity to communicate her thoughts on food and nutrition on my blog and I delightfully agreed! I feel parents can learn a lot from children through their writing and here is a perfect example. This is Ellena’s first post – but stay tuned for more to come.  Every day is a new day. There are snacks and meals packed…

Fueling a Healthy Family: The Home Environment

Thursday, November 20th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids  /  Comments: 1
By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger Many factors play a role in our health and the health of our families. Although some things are out of our control, like genetics or family history of a disease, there are also many environmental factors that we can decide for ourselves, like diet and lifestyle choices. Another factor we have control over is our home food environment, which has been gaining attention recently…

Fueling a Healthy Family: Celebrate National Kids Eat Right Month!

Thursday, August 7th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids  /  Comments: 0

By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger The month of August signifies many celebrations including National Water Quality Month, National Immunization Awareness Month, National Family Fun Month, and National Golf Month. Starting this year, August will now also be National Kids Eat Right Month—an effort from the Kids Eat Right Campaign to promote and celebrate its mission to end childhood obesity in America.…

Fueling a Healthy Family: Summer Snacks 101

Monday, July 14th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Kids, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger The summer season is in full bloom, which means the days are longer, the weather is warm, and kids get their long-awaited break from school. Although typically we think the summer months means more outdoor playtime and fun in the sun, a new study found that kids tend to gain more weight during these months! New Research from the CDC
Published this June by the Centers of Disease…

Kids Eat Right Campaign

Thursday, June 19th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids  /  Comments: 0
By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger In recent years, more and more efforts have been launched toward reducing obesity in America. One such effort is the Kids Eat Right campaign, an initiative started by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics dedicated to reducing and ending childhood obesity in America. Supported by registered dietitian nutritionists across the nation, the campaign works every day to…

Review: Meal Makeovers Recipe App

Friday, December 6th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Product Reviews  /  Comments: more
By: Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger During my dietetic internship in Boston, I had the pleasure of meeting Janice Bissex and Liz Weiss, also known as the Meal Makeover Moms. Both registered dietitians, these moms have made it their mission to help parents meet the nutrition needs of their family. Through training in both nutrition and culinary arts, Janice and Liz have become experts in creating healthy,…

Holiday Mocktails for the Entire Family

Monday, November 25th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 1
I love using my cocktail shaker, but my kids always want in on the action. Since my son was a little boy, I started making him mocktails. I create simple, colorful concoctions and serve them in fun glasses. I now do this for all three of my kiddos, and it makes the holidays more memorable. Go Purple! My youngest daughter’s favorite color is purple. Her bedroom is painted lavender, her winter jacket is a deep purple, and her…

Choosing Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids

Monday, September 16th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Kids  /  Comments: 1
As another hectic school year kicks off, you may be reminded that snacking is an essential part of your daily routine. The snack choices available vary in nutritional value and taste, especially when it comes to gluten-free options. Luckily, with more food companies creating gluten-free products, delicious and nutritious gluten-free snacking is easier than you think. Smart Shopping Tips
If your child has celiac…