Offering Choices

Offering Choices

I recently read a fabulous parenting article by Barbara Meltz, a blogger for the Boston Globe. The article focuses on the “magic” discipline strategies that preschool teachers use on children and why these methods are so successful. The author makes many excellent points in the article, which is

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Should My Child Be On A Diet?

Should My Child Be On A Diet?

This can be a tough question parents may ask themselves after a visit to the pediatrician’s office, a BMI report from their child’s school or for some when their child asks about their weight and if he/she needs to lose weight. As adults, many of us think “diet” when it comes to getting to a

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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The sad truth is that childhood obesity rates have tripled in the past 30 years with portion sizes growing and physical activity lacking. Children are now experiencing what were once thought to be "adult" conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and even Type 2 Diabetes. We at Honest

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The Art of Meal Planning

The Art of Meal Planning

We’ve all been there, the week is getting busy, you get home after a long day and making a healthy, balanced dinner is the last thing on our mind. It’s these nights that we pick up the phone to dial for high calorie take-out or we grab some less than nutritious convenience foods. Sure, this can

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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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