By Sherry Jennings, Dream Dinners Not everyone has the opportunity to be raised with parents who love to cook, who know their way around the kitchen and enjoy sharing that passion with their families. Some of us had that opportunity and we’d be brought into the meal making process at various times to stir, chop,…
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Get Your Kids in the Kitchen
Did you know that kids learn about food and eating at a very young age? That getting your kids involved in the kitchen can help shape their eating habits for the rest of their lives. Positive experiences about food early on in a child’s life may help them develop healthy eating habits in the future.
2 Foundational Principles for Defeating Childhood Obesity
Are you Worried that your Kids are Headed Toward Obesity … before they Grow Up? We’re a culture obsessed with media-glorified body images and yet our lifestyles are mostly sedentary with a high caloric intake. We live in a contradiction that’s challenging to win. The grocery check-out highlights our dilemma with these two messages: (1) Follow these…
10 More Ways to Be a Fitter Family
Ten more great ways to not only be a fitter family but also teach your family habits that will last a lifetime.
A Few Tricks for Healthier Meals
It’s time for a new year… time to start your family eating healthy! A few small changes now can make a big difference in the years ahead!
10 Smart Snacks for Moms and Kids
It’s a proven fact: snacking is actually good for you. Done wisely, of course!
The reasons are manifold. For one, snacking puts the kibosh the extreme hunger that can catapult your family into binging on bad stuff like potato chips or cookies. It also prevents blood sugar levels from getting too low and pitching people, big and small alike, into cranky moods. Research also shows that metabolism chugs along more efficiently when we eat small snacks throughout the day.
More Tips for Toddler Eating
In previous articles, we have discussed offering a variety of foods, using a variety of dips, and not broadcasting our food likes and dislikes onto our toddlers. But are there other practical tips that can get healthy foods into a toddler’s mouth? You bet! Try these…
Making Meal Time Fun with Toddlers
What are some easy ways to encourage toddlers to try new foods? Try some of these…
Getting Your Toddler To Eat
Once your child has developed enough motor skills to sit by themselves in a high chair, it is time for solid foods! This is an exciting time in a child’s life. This is also the best time to introduce your child to a wide variety of tastes and textures.