Posts Tagged ‘Food & Nutrition’

Navigating Dinners with a Picky Eater: A No-Stress Holiday Guide

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Never is there a greater focus on food than at the holidays. And for parents of picky eaters, holiday meals can be immensely stressful family situations to navigate. If it wasn’t bad enough that you have to endure the never-ending playback of family stories from Great Aunt Bea, fate deals you a bum hand and […]

The Ultimate Baby Food Allergies Survival Guide – Part II

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In Part I of this article, Lori discusses how to determine if your child has allergies. In Part II, she gives practical advice on how to safely navigate food allergens for both breastfed and formula fed babies.  What do you need to know if your baby is formula fed? If you are a formula feeding […]

The Ultimate Baby Food Allergies Survival Guide – Part I

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My daughter has an allergy or intolerance to each of the following: dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, and peanuts. She also may have celiac disease. The first symptoms of food allergies appeared when she was two weeks old, which is a really common time for symptoms to develop. At the time she was exclusively breastfed. She […]

Understanding How Kids Develop Healthy Eating & Exercise Habits

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With all of the media attention on the obesity epidemic over the past few years, many parents are understandably concerned about helping their children maintain a healthy weight. Some parents have cut out junk foods and sweets altogether, whereas others worry that doing so will make their children crave them more and overindulge whenever they […]

Breastfeeding & Pumping

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If you’re breastfeeding a new baby, chances are at some point you’ll need to have someone else feed your baby. If you’re like millions of other moms, you may be wondering about how to pump and store milk, whether you’re going back to work or would like to be able to be away from the […]

Member Musings: Emotional Connection to Food Challenges

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I recently participated in a 30-day raw food challenge with some friends. Halfway through the month, some folks had a hard time “sticking with it,” and wanted to find ways to make a mental shift so it would seem easier.  Here are a few ideas that seem to help me when I’m dealing with emotions.

The Magic of Eating a Banana

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Nate is six months old when his pediatrician tells me that I can start feeding him solids. I am so excited to offer him something besides rice cereal that I run down to the store with him to buy a couple of baby-food jars. He bounces close to my body in the baby carrier. As […]

Five Tips for a Healthier Family

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Any day is the prefect day to make a few easy changes that can help your kids get healthier and stay that way. Here are five tips for healthy choices you can make now to support your family’s best health: 1. Take a walk together Walking is the easiest way to get lasting health benefits. Even […]

Simple Changes for the Dinner Table

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I have been striving to create a real conversation about the food we eat in our home and where it comes from. As a full time working mom of three kids, including one with special needs, I know that just getting dinner on the table can be challenging enough. Even so, I have been systematically […]

Autumn Food Creations: Fun Edibles for Kids!

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  Getting kids into the kitchen to cook with you is not only helpful, it’s also fun. So why not find some new and exciting ways to engage them with cooking this fall? Within the collage below, you will find 12 imaginative recipes that are perfect for this season. Just grab the kids and head […]

Halloween Tips: A Few Tricks for Fewer Treats

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Remember the good old days, when Halloween funneled pounds and pounds of candy into the house—but not quite tons? For parents, dealing with the annual tidal wave of sugar can be a real challenge. We want our kids to enjoy their haul, of course, but that haul gets bigger every year. Halloween has changed. It […]

Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

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Eating healthy while pregnant may seem like a no-brainer. However, there are many women who think that being pregnant is a license to eat anything they want.  During my first pregnancy I joked that my husband was the food police, but I quickly believed his approach was valid when my daughter was born at 36 […]

How Will You Care for Yourself This Year?

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As a mom of two kids under age 5, I know how hard it can be to take care of yourself on a regular basis. And I don’t mean taking a shower or brushing your teeth. I mean something I call “self-care” — practicing self-nurturing and self-development. It may seem like the only people who […]

Losing the Pregnancy Weight—A Doctor’s Perspective

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Let me tell you something personal: I gained more than 40 pounds during my second pregnancy. Then I worked extremely hard and lost it all. Losing that much weight (from pregnancy or not) isn’t an easy task. Initially, I had difficulty becoming motivated to lose weight. I told myself it was because I’m a foodie. […]

Ethnic Cooking Secrets

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We all have those favorite ethnic dishes that beckon to us. We’re inexplicably drawn to them, but despite our trying, we can never seem to replicate them. What exactly is it about those dishes that enable them to have such a hold on our taste buds?