Food

How To Raise An Adventurous Eater

How To Raise An Adventurous Eater

Adventure with children can be a double-edged sword.  Yes, life with children is adventurous!  The type of adventure?  Well, that depends on the day or maybe the moment.  Unfortunately, when it comes to food for American children, many don’t venture beyond the kid’s menu.  And what […]

Crowd Out The Crap (In Your Child’s Diet)

Crowd Out The Crap (In Your Child’s Diet)

    Americans have a notoriously complicated relationship with food.  We love it fast, cheap, salty and sweet.  Despite our sizable intake, we spend less than any other country in the world on food.  Conversely, we spend more money on healthcare than any other place on the planet – $9,237 […]

10 Ways to Reward Children Without Food

10 Ways to Reward Children Without Food

  I will be the first to admit I reward my children with food on the occasion.  I love to find reasons to celebrate.  Ask my mother-in-law.  When she visits I find ways to spice up the day.  Anything and everything can be a reason.  […]

Strawberries Surprise With Stress-Fighting Superpowers

Strawberries Surprise With Stress-Fighting Superpowers

    You will be hard-pressed to find a child that doesn’t adore strawberries.  Unadulterated, strawberries are sometimes tart but always sweet enough to keep you coming back for more and more and, you got it, more.  Now I know why I feel so good when I sit down […]

How Your Brain Benefits From An Apple

How Your Brain Benefits From An Apple

  Apples are one of the most commonly eaten fruits in America.  Antioxidant missiles are loaded in these nutrition bombs. We all know about the sweet crunchy taste of an apple but many of us are unaware that apples contain an unique chemical makeup in the form […]

Two Foods That Jack Up Your Child’s Anxiety

Two Foods That Jack Up Your Child’s Anxiety

  Have you ever given your kid an ice cream cone or candy bar and watched the immediate high unravel in a dizzying whirl?  You know where I am going with this article.  Sugar and simple carbohydrates (you got it – another form of sugar) […]

Get Right With Raspberries

Get Right With Raspberries

  I love berries. And chances are- you do too!  Beyond their wonderful taste, here a few reasons to make raspberries a new weekly addition in your family’s diet.  Raspberries are extremely low in sugar.  5 grams to an entire cup!  Perfect for those who are […]

Did You Know Sugar Makes You Stupid?

Did You Know Sugar Makes You Stupid?

  I mean this literally.  Sugar makes you stupid.  It makes your children stupid.  In fact, it makes grandma stupid.  Apparently, no one is immune to sugar’s sneaky brain disrupting ways.

5 Reasons To Support Organic Farmers Now

5 Reasons To Support Organic Farmers Now

  We make a choice as a family to buy organic groceries whenever possible.  We want to support the farmers who care for our planet and our health. I am willing to pay a little more at the store in hopes that I don’t pay the price […]

How To Fight Back Against American Culture Food Norms

How To Fight Back Against American Culture Food Norms

“American children now get about one quarter of their total vegetable servings in the form of potato chips and French fries.” – Fast Food Nation I am not going to sit on the other side of this computer and pretend I don’t like French fries […]