• 18 For ’18

    This year, improve your family’s eating habits by adding healthy ingredients to your everyday meals and snacks. Making the move towards better nutrition doesn’t have to feel like deprivation or

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  • Cranberry Rice Pilaf

    This is a great whole-grain dish to serve as a side to chicken or fish. Children enjoy the natural sweetness imparted from the apple and cranberries.  I prefer a tart

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  • The “Rule of 3” for a Better Breakfast

    Mix and match your way to a high performance breakfast! Most kids and adults fall short when it comes to eating enough whole fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Breakfast provides

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  • Steps for Navigating Selective Eating

    Picky eating is a topic I’m very familiar with. As a pediatric dietitian, the question parents most often ask me pertains to their child’s selective eating behavior. As a mom of

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Make a Wacky Snack

Food is more fun when you use your imagination  A few years back as I was writing a recipe for a kid-friendly parfait, I was trying to come up with a catchy, imaginative name.  My son was in the room at the time and I said out loud, “What would you call a parfait made with yogurt, banana slices and granola?”

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Building My Healthy Hut

Every year at my workplace, we have a gingerbread house contest. I have never entered, primarily because we have some hardcore artistic people and I find it rather intimidating. I also really wasn’t into building a candy creation. After all, I am a dietitian and you can probably guess how I view gobs of candy and frosting. So this year,

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