Mom, I’ve decided to be a vegetarian…

I work with vegetarian clients and serve meatless meals on a regular basis. Although we sometimes get all beefed up with a burger or grilled steak, our meals are pretty plant-heavy. So my 11-year-old's pronouncement that she is now a vegetarian should not have been a big deal. She's even a pescatarian, since she still … Continue reading Mom, I’ve decided to be a vegetarian…

Who’s Teaching My Kids to Make Healthy Choices?

My 10-year old looks over my shoulder as I type the title of this blog and then answers the question, "You. Duh!" I attended a meeting at the National Academies of Science last week on the parent's role in preventing childhood obesity. As always, I thought as much about my family and myself as a parent … Continue reading Who’s Teaching My Kids to Make Healthy Choices?

What Puts the Fun in Food for Your Child?

I find that it takes a lot of day-to-day energy to not only meet my kids' basic needs, but also help them to create health habits for life. We've all heard we should pick and choose our battles. As I've written earlier this week and last week, we need to find a balance between comfort and nudging, whether it's … Continue reading What Puts the Fun in Food for Your Child?

Packing Nutriton and Fun in Your Child’s Lunch

As I wrote last week, sending our kids off to school requires finding a balance between enough comfort and enough nudge. They have to be a little uncomfortable if they are ever going to grow up, but there is no reason they (and we) can't have fun along the way! Feeding our children fits right … Continue reading Packing Nutriton and Fun in Your Child’s Lunch