Published January 24, 2012
It may seem like stating the obvious, to those of us who work with overweight and obese children, however, the American Heart Association just released a scientific statement about the role of parents, families and caregivers in the treatment of obese kids.
Published December 14, 2011
Learning Gardens are becoming a trend across the country, and encourage healthy eating for kids while keeping costs down
Published September 15, 2011
Even though there have been tremendous strides to increase youth participation in sports in the U.S., there has been an alarming rate of injuries, despite gains in research to prevent such problems
Published August 17, 2011
Are you confused by the vast array of sweeteners that are used in foods? I find that our society has demonized the word “sugar,” perhaps because we think of blood glucose as blood “sugar” and for decades we associated sugar with being bad for diabetics.
Published July 28, 2011
The recommendations for dietary fat intake have changed over the years… some years, we’re told to eat very low fat, other years fat intake is okay, while eating “cholesterol free” is what many seek, the type of fat, and source of fat, is what impacts health
Published July 13, 2011
On Wednesday, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) is announcing the launch a nationwide initiative to identify healthier choices on menus for children. As a mom, this is a welcomed tool in helping my children make better selections when we go out to eat
Published July 11, 2011
Do you know what to look for on food labels? The most obvious answer is to read the list of ingredients and make sure foods are as close to the way they are found in nature. But a new class of ingredients is emerging that you might want to pay attention to.
Published July 06, 2011
Are you among the many people who think pizza is a “bad” food – laden with fat and the indulgent item you eat when you binge after being on a low or no-carb diet? Well, think again
Published June 17, 2011
For many companies, the realization that it is in their best interest (not to mention, their bottom line), to have happy and healthy employees, has been a slow climate change
Published June 07, 2011
There are thousands of diets purporting to be the best plan for shedding the pounds, but do they work?