• Planning and Prep

    The Best Winter Foods for Kids

    When the temperatures drop and the daylight hours are shorter, energy levels can take a big dip, right along with mood. These foods will help your kids stay healthy — and happy — this winter. View Article

  • Nutrition

    Hard Facts about Soft Drinks

    The variety of types and flavors of soft drinks can be a temptation trap for kids. Consider the facts before you let your child or teen gulp that super-sized soda. View Article

  • Nutrition

    Breakfast: Key to Growing Healthy

    Breakfast is an important meal for growing children. Studies show that breakfast eaters tend to have higher school attendance, less tardiness and fewer hunger-induced stomach aches. Whether they eat at home or at school, be sure your children eat a nutritious breakfast every day. View Article

  • Nutrition

    Children Need Carbohydrates

    In recent years, several diet fads have recommended the reduction, or even elimination, of carbohydrates from our usual diets. But are such "low carb" diets good for a child? View Article

  • Nutrition

    What to Look for in Yogurt

    Yogurt comes in such an array of flavors and styles, the choices can be overwhelming. Here is a breakdown to help you select what’s best for you and your family for meeting your recommended 3 servings of dairy a day. View Article

  • Weight Loss

    Why Is My Child Overweight

    Many factors contribute to weight problems in children. A tendency to be overweight runs in families. However, this does not mean that any child is sure to be overweight. Heredity is just one part of the picture. Family patterns such as eating and activity habits may have a much stronger influence on weight than heredity. These habits are considered environmental factors. View Article