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The New School Lunch

The New School Lunch

Districts have increasingly redoubled efforts to satisfy their increasingly savvy customers. These meal programs are “in it to win it."
The Power of Sunflower

The Power of Sunflower

I love being the conduit between the doctor's visit and the grocery store for families with food allergies. Some children must go on multiple eliminations and a family's first list usually focuses on foods a child cannot eat. Parents are shell shocked. “What do I feed my child then? You have taken everything out!” Enter the dietitian with her superhero cape!
Donna Martin: Fueling Up Kids for the Field

Donna Martin: Fueling Up Kids for the Field

In Burke County, Ga., registered dietitian Donna Martin found her "dream job": helping the players on a high school football team meet their nutrition goals (with an assist from the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act).
Do Kids Need a Dedicated 'Snack Shelf'?

Do Kids Need a Dedicated 'Snack Shelf'?

The way parents approach snack shelves can make or break the development of their child's long-term healthy relationship with food.
Become a Snacktivist

Become a Snacktivist

Today's kids get about 500 calories a day from snacks, but the big problem is what they're snacking on. According to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, children get most of their snacks in the form of chips, cookies, crackers and processed foods made with refined white flour, salt, sugar, and artificial flavors and colors.
Choosing the Right Snack Bar For You

Choosing the Right Snack Bar For You

It wasn’t until recently that the novelty of the snack bar became a necessity among busy adults, athletes and even children.
Fruit Leather: Apple Cinnamon, Strawberry and Pear

Fruit Leather: Apple Cinnamon, Strawberry and Pear

Send your little ones to school with a sweet treat that’s sure to keep them satisfied while also delivering some healthy nutrition.
The Flavor Factor: Teaching Kids to Eat Right

The Flavor Factor: Teaching Kids to Eat Right

When it comes to children and eating a varied diet, parents often are busy thinking about health — but kids only care about flavor. In my experience, little ones will eat good-for-you food...if they enjoy it. And they will reject it if they do not like the taste of it.
Healthy Post-game Snacks for Kids

Healthy Post-game Snacks for Kids

If you are trying to replenish and rehydrate a young athlete, you want to avoid foods that are filled with sugar, chemicals, additives and colors.
Does Anyone Eat Applesauce Anymore?

Does Anyone Eat Applesauce Anymore?

I know that eating applesauce isn’t really cool. It’s not Greek yogurt, and it doesn’t tout probiotics, trendy vitamins and minerals or omega-3.