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Families That Eat Dinner Together, Stay Slim Together, Study Finds

Kids who ate meals regularly with their family were 24 percent more apt to eat healthy. Credit: Getty Images
Taking time to sit down and eat as a family at dinner could help keep your children at healthy weights.
A new study...
Kids who eat frequent meals with their families eat healthier than those who do not.

Great Ideas for Easy Dinners

Get dinner done. Credit: Getty Images
Grocers know that desperate look in the eyes of frantic and time-starved parents. That's why most supermarkets carry lots of ready-made meals and easy-to-prepare dinners in their stores.
But if...
Stumped about what to make for dinner? Ask a grocery store employee for ideas.

Plate Encourages Kids to Play With Their Food

You'll definitely want to keep the camera nearby during mealtime. Credit: Mxyplyzyk
Remember Wooly Willy, that bald guy with the magnetic personality who entertained us for hours on end during long car trips? Well, the Food Face plate, a new...
Remember Wooly Willy, that bald guy with the magnetic personality who entertained us for hours on end during long car trips? Well, the Food Face plate, a new twist on the Willy toy, will actually have you asking your kids to play with their food.

DIY Bendy Straw Lets You Twist and Spout

Bend me, shape me, anyway you want me. Credit: MoMA Store
If you're tired of cajoling your kids into drinking their milk, try taking it to a new level -- or a bunch of new levels. Like an erector set for beverages, this cool constructible...

Are You Raising a "Good" Eater?

As long as there have been mothers, children have been admonished: "Clean your plate!" Parents will go to great lengths to command, cajole or trick their picky kids into consuming the broccoli or beets left cold and uneaten. Doubtless, it's done with...

Twitter Follow Friday on ParentDish!

Love Twitter? So do we! It can be tough to keep tabs on all your favorite "Tweeters" from the "Twitterverse" -- but don't worry, we've got you covered! Here's our favorite parenting Tweets of the week, raw and uncensored, typos and all, just as you...

Non-Natural Peanut Butter: How Bad?

Natural peanut butter isn't the only option for your child. Credit: Wendy Andrews, Flickr
The peanut-butter aisle used to be a simple place. In fact it wasn't an aisle, there were just a few jars -- the kind Mom used to use, and the other...

White Bread, No Crust - How Bad?

Are you spoiling your kids by cutting off their crusts? Credit: left-hand, Flickr
"During my daughter's refusal-to-eat-most-foods stage (which to be honest, is ongoing), I figured out that if I cut her sandwiches into cute shapes, she'll eat...

Cooking With Kids Makes Dinner a Family Affair

My sons are complete food opposites: One is a gourmand who has never met a dinner he didn't love, while the other is the pickiest child alive. No exaggeration, I promise. So I'm always on the lookout for the middle ground. That is, healthy,...

Gillian Anderson Applauds Working Moms

Being a working mom is hard. Gillian Anderson should know -- the well-known actress of television's X-Files is also mother of two (and is expecting a third). Anderson admits to using help with the kids to manage it all, and says she would struggle to...

Empty Nest Not So Bad After All

You've heard of "empty nest syndrome." While not an actual medical condition, empty nest occurs when one's children leave the home, mostly to go to college or to seek their fortune in the world. Women are said to be particularly affected by empty...

A Week's Worth of Dinners

Welcome to Dishing it Out, ParentDish's weekly food column. Katie Workman lives in New York City with her husband and two boys, Jack and Charlie. By day she is the Editor-in Chief of the recipe website Cookstr.com. You can read all of the Dishing...

Make Tonight Taco Night!

Welcome to Dishing it Out, ParentDish's weekly food column. Katie Workman lives in New York City with her husband and two boys, Jack and Charlie. By day she is the Editor-in Chief of the recipe website Cookstr.com. You can read all of the Dishing...

VEGETARIANS AT THE GATE

Welcome to Dishing it Out, ParentDish's weekly food column. Katie Workman lives in New York City with her husband and two boys, Jack and Charlie. By day she is the Editor-in Chief of the recipe website Cookstr.com. You can read all of the Dishing it...

Turkey Still Frozen? Tips for Fast Thawing

Today is Monday, and Thanksgiving is Thursday -- and your turkey is still frozen. It's not the end of the world, but if you're planning to cook that bird, you need to get a move on and get it thawed. How NOT to thaw your turkey: leave it on the...

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