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The Sweet Truth

The Sweet Truth

Today, more than 18 percent of school-aged children are obese. The leading cause of this national epidemic is the overconsumption of sugar. The World Health Organization issued a recommendation in 2015 that everyone, regardless of age, should restrict his or...
Healthy Summertime Snacks

Healthy Summertime Snacks

Children are active during the hot summer months, so it is important to stay nourished and hydrated. We all know that the more active kids are, the hungrier they become. All that swimming, biking and hiking will really kick up...
Energy Drinks: #Notforchildren

Energy Drinks: #Notforchildren

Children as young as 12 years old are guzzling energy drinks. They have a long day of school, then sports practice and late nights of studying ahead of them. How do these young people make it through?  Ah, yes, those...
Rethinking Breakfast: The Most Important Meal

Rethinking Breakfast: The Most Important Meal

Traveling abroad for the last few months, I was fortunate to observe what kids eat for breakfast around the world. What I saw gave me moment to pause and consider what we Americans feed our children. Given the rising global...
Everything In Moderation

Everything In Moderation

According to the “Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food,” in 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food. In 2014, the spending rose to nearly $200 billion. By 2020, the number is expected to be greater than $223...
Happy Birthday:  Health-Minded Parties

Happy Birthday: Health-Minded Parties

We all love celebrating at birthday parties. And for our children, it is one of our greatest pleasures. But with all that fun, there seems to be an abundance of junk food—pizza, cake ice cream and sodas—at these celebrations. Sometimes...
Halloween the Healthy Way

Halloween the Healthy Way

Halloween is just around the corner. Spooky goblins and wicked witches will soon  be parading down your streets. There will be Halloween school feasts, Halloween parties with friends and even Halloween festivals. What are parents to do if they want...
Simple Tricks To Eat More Veggies

Simple Tricks To Eat More Veggies

Most Americans today shy away from filling one half or more of their plates with vegetables. That’s especially true of our children. Yet, these nutrient-rich foods should be the high point of your family’s meals. They don’t require much cooking...
Back-to-School  Lunchbox Ideas

Back-to-School Lunchbox Ideas

Summer vacation will be coming to an end shortly and the streets will soon be dotted with yellow school buses heralding “back to school.” With that transition also comes lunchtime meal prep. Packing nutritious lunches that your kids will eat...

Sophisticated Words for Your Kids

    You are my most precious gift from God. I am so proud of you. You are getting so big/old/ independent/lovely/responsible. I can tell that you have been working hard. I wouldn’t want to imagine my life without you....

Kids being Kids

Golden Blues Bottom row: Hannah Cole, Bailey Sitarz, Morgan Odom, Sydney Lentz, Lauren Walsh, Grace Cole, Kerrigan Jackson, McCall Hundley, Madeleine Berrigan; middle row: Gabi Bradford, Alexandria deZayas, Kate Weldon, Saylor Ennis, Victoria Peace, Reagan Rovira, Corryn Timmerman, Brittany Capritto,...