The Scoop on Vitamin D

The Scoop on Vitamin D

We hear a lot about the benefits of vitamin D in the popular media these days. From its role in bone health to its potential ability to protect us from long term disease, vitamin D is all the rage but the truth is that most of us are deficient. Why? There are a number of reasons. First, the biggest

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Celebrate the Little Things

Celebrate the Little Things

How many times have you made a delicious entrée or side dish only to have it disliked, refused or even outright thrown by your little one? Many mothers come to me with this very predicament- stressed and feeling discouraged by their nightly efforts to find that magic recipe to entice the taste bu

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The Deal on Dietary Fat for Kids

The Deal on Dietary Fat for Kids

As our country struggles to fight the obesity epidemic, “fat” has become a bad word. As a result, the fats in our foods have universally gotten a bad rep and are considered by many (unfairly and incorrectly, I may add) to be the cause of our issues with weight. To say that there is a lot of conf

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When Family Feeds Your Child

When Family Feeds Your Child

In response to my recent post, “Yes, My Son Ate a Donut,” I had a very thoughtful question from a Honest Mom reader, asking how to manage the food messages that family members may be giving children, especially when they are the people serving as childcare or spending large amounts of time with

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Is Day Care Making Our Kids Obese?

Is Day Care Making Our Kids Obese?

For many of us, our kids spend a good amount of time each week at day care. If they eat two or more meals there daily and receive snacks, they may be eating more at day care than they are at home. According to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the J

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