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10 Simple After-School Snacks

by in Back to School, August 31, 2010

I always looked forward to my first day back at school. Sure, parading around in a new outfit was fun, but what I enjoyed most was chatting with my friends at the lunch table, swapping snacks and treats with them. Every year, my dad would take my sister and me to the grocery store andRead more

Reading List: Better School Lunches, "Normal" Food Allergies & Overcoming Picky Palates

by in Back to School, Food News, August 21, 2009

In this week’s nutrition headlines: how parents are contributing to the obesity epidemic, kids with eclectic palates and a disturbing new video game that stars a “Fat Princess.”

Smarter Snacks: Picks for During & After School

by in Back to School, Kid-Friendly, August 21, 2009

When I tell my younger clients to eat 3 meals and 2 to 3 small, healthy snacks a day, they often look at me with a puzzled face and say, “I’m supposed to snack?” Well, yes, of course, but it’s all about picking wisely. Kids should get 25% of their daily calories from snacks, so these mini-meals should be full of vitamins and minerals to help them grow. But the question is: what’s a healthy snack that your kid will want to eat?

Good Eats for the Student Athlete

by in Back to School, Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 19, 2009

I work with all kinds of athletes — from little leaguers to college folks and pros. A fitness fanatic myself, I know that busy schedules and demanding workouts make it tough for athletes to get the nutrition they need. Student athletes often have the most trouble when it comes to figuring out what to eat and when. Here are some sports nutrition tips and foods that all athletes can feel good about eating.

Taste Test: Frozen Cheese Pizza

by in Back to School, Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, August 19, 2009

Preparing balanced meals made with fresh ingredients isn’t exactly a priority for college kids. An old standby is often frozen pizza. Here are some ratings of popular, healthier cheese pizzas.

6 Foods to Fuel Your Brain

by in Back to School, Healthy Tips, August 18, 2009

Instead of overdosing on coffee or jittery energy drinks, here are some fresh foods that can help keep your mind focused — especially into any of those late-night study sessions.

Smarter Snacks: At the Vending Machine

by in Back to School, Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 18, 2009

It’s afternoon, you forgot to pack a snack and that candy bar in the vending machine is sweetly calling your name. Whether you’re at work or stuck after school, sometimes the vending machine is the only option. Tell the candy bar to shut up and type in the numbers for these smarter alternatives.

Packing a Tasty Lunch for Kids

by in Back to School, Kid-Friendly, August 17, 2009

I know a lot of kids would be happy with eating chicken fingers or mac and cheese every day, but there are other healthy and yummy options out there. Check out our favorite recipes to try.

Spotlight Recipe: Mascarpone Mini Cupcakes

by in Back to School, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, August 17, 2009

Need a sweet for your kid’s school birthday party? Instead of bringing in 500-calorie cupcakes or donuts, bake up a batch of these delicious 100-calorie cupcakes.