Every year, October rolls around bringing with it candy corn and peanut butter cups. This then transitions into a season of pumpkin and pecan pies followed by holiday cookies. It is possible to let children enjoy the treats of the season while still maintaining their health, wellness and balance. These practical tips for a healthy holiday season can help you navigate this season of kids and treats.
With Father’s Day around the corner and temperatures soaring into the 90s in NYC, we thought it would be perfect timing to make fruit ice pops, for your pops! If your dad loves food, these 4 ingredient ice pops will be an excellent way to say “thanks Dad, stay cool.” You can make them now to prepare for Father's Day or make them the morning of, but remember fruit ice pops need to freeze for several hours. And if mango isn’t your dad’s thing, you can easily swap in a different fruit. Happy Father's Day!
March is National Nutrition Month and so we're celebrating the last week of March by collaborating with 4 other awesome Kids and Family Nutrition experts! Follow along all this week on Instagram to read great nutrition tips for you and your kiddos.
Is juice healthy for kids? As a certified nutrition counselor, I feel that juice should be consumed more as a treat than as a liquid to be sipped on throughout the entire day. Even juice that is labeled “100% Fruit Juice” is high in sugar, lacks fiber and has played a part in the rise of the childhood obesity epidemic. Children can consume many calories from juice without ever feeling full due to the fact juice does not increase satiety levels (how full you feel).
Yes, salting the food you make at home is totally fine, and can help your child be willing to try new veggies. But watch out for salt in processed/restaurant foods!