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Whip Up Fast, Fresh Meals With Baby Food Maker

Tantalize your tot's tastebuds. Credit: Giggle
Ooh la la! Straight from France, the Beaba Babycook baby food maker makes it easy for any mama or papa to whip up fresh, healthy gourmet cuisine for their little bébé. Babycook is...

Orthorexia: Healthy Eating Disorder?

Beth Dunn and her son, Greye, study up on breakfast foods. Credit: Beth Dunn
When he was eight years old, Greye Dunn worried about calories and vitamins, and had a fear of sodium. That was last year. Greye, who turns 10 this week, tells...

Make a Cooking Date With Your Child

Cabin Fever loves to cook. And I want my children to love cooking, too. While they all know how to stir batter, eat chocolate chips off the counter and lick the bowl, I've struggled to find time to involve each of them individually in the preparation...

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...

Study Finds Three Routines Can Cut Kids' Risk of Obesity

Eating dinner as a family can cut the risk of childhood obesity. Credit: timsamoff, Flickr
A national study published online today in the journal Pediatrics suggests that sitting down to dinner on a regular basis, limiting TV time and getting...

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...

NY Mom Goes to War Against School Junk Food

Will banning foods keep kids healthy? Image: Daino_16/sxc.hu
New York mom MeMe Roth has "been to obesity" and doesn't want her children to go there. The daughter of overweight parents herself, Roth has dedicated her life to fighting what she...

School Lunch Should Be a Dining Experience

A few months into the first grade, I realized that my kid was having a problem at school. Lunch. Every morning I would fill Ellie's lunch box up -- and every afternoon I would find it almost completely untouched. She might drink the juice, but that...

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,...

Peanut Butter Recall Hurts Sales

Peanut Butter is more than just your child's lunch/allergy. It's big business. With the recent recall of tainted PB, big name brands like Jif and Peter Pan have seen a drop in sales of at least 20 percent, according to a report by CNN, while the...

Adolescent Vegetarianism on the Rise

When my daughter was a teenager, she went though a six-month period of vegetarianism. This change of diet occurred immediately after seeing the film Solyent Green. I've never seen that movie, but I understand it is a science fiction film that...

DailyDish - Beyond the Turkey Sandwich

Is your refrigerator currently housing enough Thanksgiving leftovers to last until Christmas?...

Outgrowing the Kids' Table

I'm sure you remember as a kid sitting with all your sisters, brothers, and/or cousins at the kids table for your holiday meal. Most kids were fine with it, especially if it was, say, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve when...

Choking toddler saved by babysitter's parrot

When two-year-old Hannah started choking on her snack, no one was around to help. No one human, anyway. Hannah's babysitter was in the bathroom, completely unaware, but someone did see that Hannah needed help - the babysitter's pet parrot. The...

The upside of no longer being pregnant

Many women get depressed over the fact that they are no longer pregnant. They miss having a baby tucked warmly, safely away inside of them. Some believe that post-partum depression in part derives from this feeling. But, I can personally attest,...

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