• Yogurt in the mix: Guiding Kids to better habits

    I had the privilege of listening live to the symposium “Yogurt as a vehicle of healthy eating in children” at the recent NUTRIMAD 2018, a public health nutrition conference held

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  • Nutrition In A Box

    For the past several years, I have had the immense pleasure of working with the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute to further their community outreach mission. I worked with a

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  • Growing Kids and Veggies

    It’s no secret that I love edible gardening. Growing up on a farm, I was exposed to gardens and fields when I was literally just a sprout. I’m convinced that’s

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  • Feeding the Young Athlete

    Kids were made for movement. Youth sports, dancing, biking, climbing, jumping and active play all contribute to better overall health and fitness, motor skill development, a healthy weight and even

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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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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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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 punishment. Focus on the foods to eat more of and gradually replace the nutritional no-no’s with nutrient rich, delicious alternatives. Below are 18 of my favorite food enhancement that I

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