Healthy Snacks for Summertime

Summer’s finally here again, bringing with it all of the glorious outdoor activities you and your kids adore. All of that extra activity means that your little ones will need some extra fuel, which can be a great opportunity to promote some healthy eating habits. On the flip side, preparing healthy snacks can be expensive, time consuming, and the hot … Read More

Toddlers And Eating Habits

What do you do when you are worried about your child’s diet? The topic for today is toddlers and eating habits. Click the video below to watch. Are you struggling to get your child to eat healthy foods? If so, you will want to check out The Food Sense Program. Created with the help of a nutritionist, it is a guide … Read More

Should you ever bribe your child to eat?

Short answer? No! Bribing kids to eat will only create more problems in the long run. I have met many, many parents who don’t see the harm in coaxing their kids to eat foods they don’t like by offering treats and saying things like, “One more bite of meatloaf and you can have the ice cream sandwich!” It seems like … Read More

5 Child-Friendly Meals to Improve Sleep

If you’re like most parents, you don’t need anything getting in the way of your child settling down at when it’s time for bed! So many things can affect your child’s ability to sleep: watching TV or being on the computer too close to bedtime. Staying up too late so they’re overtired and bouncing off the walls. Drinking cola or … Read More

Are you teaching your child to be an “emotional eater”?

We all do it sometimes. Whether it’s piling the ice cream into your bowl at the end of a long, hard day or “treating” yourself to a bar of dark chocolate to reward yourself for cleaning out the basement. Food is delicious, after all, so sometimes we use it as comfort and reward. That’s okay in moderation. But there’s a … Read More

is your child a “juice junkie”?

My mom AND my sister are both going to kill me for telling this story, but here goes… Back when my sister was a toddler, she was a “juice junkie.” She LOVED apple juice. In fact, she loved it so much that she pretty much refused to drink anything else. She didn’t even like milk. And water? Forget about it. … Read More

Are you unknowingly poisoning your child’s brain?

As a society, we tend to put a lot of trust in the food industry. In a way, we kind of have to. Times have changed since the days when people would shop for food by stopping at the neighborhood butcher for fresh, unmedicated meat, and then at the grocer for their non-GMO fruits and vegetables. People even had their … Read More

3 quick things…

I’ve got a little something for everyone today! 1) First, if you’re the parent of a baby or toddler who seems to be “hooked” on fruit juice, cookies, or other sweets, check out this free resource: The One-Day Sweet Tooth Cure Warning: You’ll think the part where I recommend feeding your toddler chocolate for breakfast is crazy, but trust me … Read More

Fussy Eater? Here’s The One Thing You Should NEVER Say…

Having a fussy eater is no fun. How many of you parents out there feel like you spend half your life in the kitchen taking orders like a cook in a busy diner? This one wants eggs for breakfast, but only scrambled, and the other one only eats hard boiled. One kid wants you to take all the strawberry bits … Read More