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Sneak Veggies Into Your Kids' Meals

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Can't get your kids to eat their veggies?
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have a cunning plan. They suggest you discreetly add broccoli, zucchini and all that other green stuff to kids' meals. Reuters news...
Sneaky researchers say you can double your child's vegetable intake.

Smile While Eating Your Veggies and Your Kids Might Just Eat Their Broccoli, Study Shows

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Want your kids to eat their veggies? Smile next time you chomp on a carrot. Credit: AP If you want your kids to warm up to kale and carrots and not sneak their veggies under the table to the dog...
Kids not eating their veggies? Put on a happy face!

Are You Letting Your Kids Off the Hook for Healthy Eating This Holiday Season?

Candy canes are delicious ... and full of sugar. Credit: Patrick Norman, Corbis Holiday time is food time! It seems like starting with Thanksgiving and going through New Year's Day, there is a never-ending bounty of delicious and fat...

Goodbye Junk Food? School Study Finds Teaching Good Nutrition Can Change Kids' Food Choices

Not every bite-size, crunchy snack is loaded with fat and calories. Credit: Getty Images
Who knew if you offered a kid broccoli and apple sticks, they'd grow to prefer them over Pop-Tarts and mac and cheese? A group of researchers at UC Berk...
Sounds shocking, but this study found if you teach kids about good nutrition, they'll actually want to eat their veggies. Dig in!

Back to School: Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Healthy lunches can be tasty, too! Credit: Craig Kohlruss, Fresno Bee / MCT
When it comes to healthy lunch ideas for kids, stick to the basics. Because, while the Internet may be full of lunch box suggestions, says Melinda Johnson, a national...

Opinion: Happy Meal Toy Lawsuit Is Out to Lunch

Will banning Happy Meal toys make kids eat healthier? Credit: Ben Stansall, AFP / Getty Images
Fighting childhood obesity is a good thing. Unfortunately, some folks are too focused on the toys in our kids' hands rather than the unhealthy food i...

Kitchen Companion

Healthy, tasty family meals? Yes, please. Credit: Joy Bauer
Today Show nutrition expert Joy Bauer brings her expertise into your kitchen with a cookbook called Slim and Scrumptious: More Than 75 Delicious, Healthy Meals Your Family Will Love,...

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 ParentD...

Overweight Kids at Risk for Type-2 Diabetes

Type-2 diabetes has historically been understood as a disease predominantly found in adults. It was once referred to as non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes. Apart from a family history of the disease, one of the ma...

Curb the Carbs! Snack Time is Out of Control

Are your kids overdoing the sugary snacks? Credit: halloweve1977
Who would have thought childhood snacks could create so much anxiety? But, as a diatribe in The New York Times asserts, snacks for children can be treacherous ground for many pare...

Four Ways to Curb Your Child's TV Snacking

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior examines how food advertising aimed at kids may play a large role in why so many Canadian children are carrying extra weight. Researchers at the University of California found th...

Babies Can Learn to Like Veggies in the Womb

Eating vegetables during pregnancy might make your child a born vegetable lover. color line, Flickr
If you want your child to eat her veggies, you can start before she is born. Drink carrot juice while you're pregnant. Some people actually lik...

Choline for Early Development?

Choline is a nutrient similar to Vitamin B that has been found to have a positive effect on early development. The human body produces some choline and it is also found in breast milk, many common foods and is available as a dietary supplement. Ho...

More School Lunches Going Vegetarian

Schools are serving more vegetarian options. Credit: Siege N. Gin, Flickr
Move over, soggy pizza and deep-fried mystery meat -- a new study from the School Nutrition Association says that two out of every three school cafeterias are dishing up...

White House Annoyed by School Lunch Campaign

Did this public service announcement cross the line? Credit: Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine
When it comes to the First Daughters, everything is off-limits. Even if it's for a good cause. White House officials are annoyed by a...


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