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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…

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.

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