October is National Family Health Month

Many serious diseases run in families, including diabetes. Talking about health history with your family may make all the difference when it comes to preventing type 2 diabetes. If you have a mother, father, brother or sister with type 2 diabetes, you are at risk. Read more…

Portion Distortion in America

Anyone ordering fast food or eating at restaurants has probably noticed that food portions have gotten larger. Some portions are available to “super size”, while others have simply grown in size and…

Obesity has surpassed smoking in harming our health

The article titled “Trends in Quality-Adjusted Life-Years Lost Contributed by Smoking and Obesity” really boils down to this: Obesity is equal or has surpassed smoking as a contributor to illness and the shortening of healthy life.

Elementary School Chef?

As parents, one of our most crucial responsibilities is to create independent adults. Too often however, we leave some of the most fundamental teachings until the very last minute.

Holiday Weight Management Tips with Brian Wansink

Brian Wansink is the Sherlock Holmes of food, discovering one reason after another how our food world drives us to eat. We would each do well, the nation would do well, to be mindful of what he recommends.

Teaching Kids to Cook

As moms, our lives pretty much revolve around the kitchen. If we’re not cooking one meal, we’re cooking another – or cleaning up after it, anyway. Meanwhile, our kids are begging for attention. That, of course, mostly causes frustration – theirs and ours.