healthy eating

The Power of the Pause

Faster! Quick! Now! It seems like there’s always so much to do and not nearly enough time to do it all. If you’re like most people, you probably feel that your only choice is to speed up the pace at which you do everything just to keep up. But is that really...

The Cereal-Aisle Showdown

I’ve seen it plenty of times—and it’s never pretty. I’m talking about the all-too-common supermarket showdown that pits child against parent. I’ve watched as humbled parents throw up their hands in defeat, tossing their last-choice snack into the cart to quiet a...

Using TV to Help Your Kids Get Food Smart

In a previous blog, I’ve talked about the influence TV has over how and what children eat. Research shows that not only are kids susceptible to food advertising, but they also try to model what they see on their favorite shows. This is especially true if they really...

The Danger of “Just 3 More Bites”

Growing up Italian, I quickly learned that family dinners were very important-it didn’t matter where I was or what I was doing. If I called home to hint at eating at a friend’s house on a Sunday, it’d be met with ”That’s nice, but rush on home now for some...

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