Kids & Family

5 Ways to Teach Nutrition to Kids

Teach your kids about nutrition with 5 easy tips that can help nourish their growing bodies and minds.  I’m excited to share today’s post with you all! It’s a guest post from my colleague and friend Melissa Halas-Liang, MA, RDN, CDE, who is founder of the popular family and children’s nutrition site, SuperKidsNutrition.com, and creative mind behind the Super Crew kids….

Get Cooking with Clean Eating Cooking School + Beanballs with Marinara Sauce {Recipe}

Take the guesswork out of getting healthy meals on the table with Michelle Dudash’s Clean Eating Cooking School! Getting healthy meals on the table takes work and planning. For me, meal planning is key to ensuring I feed my family nutritious, delicious, balanced meals that everyone will eat and enjoy. Along with making my weekly menu plan, I write up a weekly grocery…

8 Reasons to Love Yogurt – My Interview at Yogurt In Nutrition

Versatile and nutrient-rich yogurt is easy to love. Find out my eight reasons to love yogurt and why I recommend it to kids and adults alike! Dairy is a hot topic these days and I for one am a proponent of this food group. I’ve heard people say it’s bad for their skin, it’s inflammatory, it gives them gas, and…

Cooking with the Kids: Homemade Unsweetened Cinnamon Applesauce

| Pin the Recipe Homemade unsweetened cinnamon applesauce is quick and easy to make, has just three ingredients, and no added sugar.  Guess what?! I have another apple recipe for you today* and this time it’s one I know your kids will love. In fact, my kids made this recipe with me, which was more than half the fun. *Did you…

Encourage Kids to Make Fruits & Vegetables Center Stage

This Food Day, encourage kids to make fruits and veggies center stage on their plates by keeping it delicious and fun! Plus a review of Teddy Tries a Veggie! I received a complimentary copy of Teddy Tries a Veggie, but was not compensated for writing about it. As always, all opinions are my own.  This Saturday, October 24th, is Food…

Top 5 Tips For Packing a Healthy & Delicious School Lunch

Packing lunch for the kids doesn’t have to be a chore. Keep school lunch nutritious, delicious, and varied with these five tips! I’m a nutrition consultant for various food and beverage companies, but my opinions are my own. When I was in grade school, I remember eating a hot lunch every day. My favorite was probably the pasta bake – elbow…

Quick and Easy Balanced Breakfasts

Celebrate Better Breakfast Month with quick and easy balanced breakfasts and reap the benefits of a morning meal! I have previously shared with you the benefits of breakfast and that the ideal breakfast combination includes whole grains, lean protein, nonfat or low-fat dairy, healthy fats, and fruit and/or vegetables. This all sounds great on paper (and looks great on the…

The Benefits of Breakfast

Breakfast is an important start to the day. Find out the benefits of breakfast and learn how to make the right breakfast choices! It’s long been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and despite some recent research that makes a case for skipping breakfast, I still advocate for breakfast on a daily basis. The greater…

Get in the Game with School Lunch

Teach kids the importance of balancing what they eat with physical activity by celebrating this year’s National School Lunch Week theme “Get in the Game.”  Post was written by Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES Schools have been back in session for a couple of months now and everyone knows how important it is for kids to be properly fueled to make it…

Lightened Up Macaroni and Cheese

Lightened Up Macaroni and Cheese is so creamy, cheesy, ooey, and gooey that you’d never know it’s better for you! | Pin the Recipe You may not believe me, but lightened up macaroni and cheese does exist, and I am going to tell you how. But before I do, let me fill you in on my love of mac n cheese. As…

The Secret to Increasing Children’s Consumption of Fruits & Vegetables {Guest Post}

This post was written by sociologist Dina Rose, PhD, author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating (Perigee). Want to teach your kids good eating habits? Here’s my suggestion: Don’t obsess about getting more fruits and vegetables into them. My advice might sound unconventional, but I’m not crazy. Here’s why:…