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Go for the Gold: Plan an Olympics-Themed Kids’ Party

25 Jul

If your family is as excited about the Olympics as we are, it’s time to really celebrate the games with a themed party that just screams support for the good old U.S.A. From decorations to food, here’s a roundup of our favorite Olympic-inspired ideas. Set the Scene What would an Olympics-themed soiree be without prominently Continue Reading

6 Food Myths That Are Making Kids Obese

19 Jan

According to the Center for Disease Control, obesity rates in children are twice what they were 30 years ago. Many parents are unsure why their child is seemingly unable to stop gaining weight. Dyan Hes, M.D., medical director of Gramercy Pediatrics, explains some of the common food myths that are making kids fat. “There is Continue Reading

Get To Know Non-GMO

11 Jan

  As a mom, I know that food labels are our lifeline. They tell us what ingredients are present (e.g.,  a serving of veggies) or missing (no artificial colors or flavors). They communicate how much calcium (e.g., an excellent source or as % Daily Value) and other key nutrients that a serving provides. And they Continue Reading

Overcoming Nutritional Barriers in Lactose Intolerant Kids

6 Jan

By Aradhana Pandey Does your kid feel gassy and flatulent every time he gulps down an ice cream sundae? The last time you let him devour a sundae, did he complain of stomach cramps and diarrhea? If you’ve answered yes, you should probably consider visiting a doctor about it. Your child may be suffering from Continue Reading

Kids in Kitchen

16 Dec

Picture it: You’ve spent all day in the kitchen (maybe even all week) slaving over what is to be your holiday meal, only to find your picky eaters turning their noses up at all of the trimmings once you sit down to eat. It’s been well-documented that getting kids involved in the meal-making process makes Continue Reading

Peachy Keen

11 Aug

Did you know August marks Peach Month? Make the most of this ripe stone fruit by throwing it on the grill. Cut peaches in half and discard the pit. Place over medium-high heat, first grilling skin side down for three minutes. Flip ’em and grill the other side for one minute. Serve with vanilla ice Continue Reading

Fire Up the Grill

21 May

As we honor the men and women who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces this Memorial Day (May 25), many of us will be celebrating by dusting off the grill and launching into barbecue season. Try some of these easy DIY ideas to make your unofficial start to summer a sweet one: Continue Reading

How to Make Soup Kid Friendly

8 May

By Larissa Phillips Rainy days are a great time for one of the most effective, time-worn methods of soul restoration known to mankind: Soup is on! There’s nothing like it when it’s dinner time and you’re ladling out this incredible steamy goodness that you made hours, days or even weeks ago. What’s not to love? Even Continue Reading