Massive Food Hysteria

As a Registered Dietitian, it is difficult to read about, see, and hear all the misconceptions that are promoted in the media and on the Internet regarding nutrition and its relationship to health. I worry that people are spending a lot of time and money on quick fixes, supplements, books, or fad diets that won’t, in the end, deliver on their promises…

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Mom guilt is the worst

My mornings generally begin with Food Guilt as I stare into my 5 year old’s empty lunch box. What to prepare and pack? Or better yet, what NOT to. I surely don’t want to risk being perceived as the average, lackluster mom. You know the ones – they send a classic PBJ every single day with some sort of sliced fruit (usually of the apple variety) and ziplock baggie of Goldfish crackers to round it off…

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Overwhelming your kid with too much food?

My kid wasn’t going to sit and slip peas from their skins in defiance like I did. I thought long and hard about what it was that perpetuated this problem and the answer came surprisingly easy: move less, eat less. Smaller person=smaller portion. This seems easy enough to comprehend, but it seems most challenging with our first child because, in my opinion, we’re most used to what we’re used to: serving ourselves…

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Mom picks her battles at mealtime

In our house, there seems to be a continuous battle between ‘meals’ and ‘snacks’. For some reason, my 2 boys (ages 2 and 7) seem to far prefer snacking to sitting down for a healthy, formal, around the dining-room-table-meal. “What kid doesn’t?” you might ask. However, it isn’t about them wanting to eat snack-type foods vs. their foods at meal time. It’s all about the format…

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