Monthly Archives: September 2009

Eating More Vegetables: Tips for Families

There are children who devour plates of crunchy salads and gobble up steamed broccoli, like it was candy, but what do you do if your kids refuse to eat anything green? Children need the vitamins and minerals vegetables provide. Here are tips for how to get your family eating more vegetables. Vegetables from the cabbage family […]

Smart Strategies for Picky Eaters

Struggling with food fussbudgets? Here are a few ideas and strategies for helping children and other picky eaters transition to a healthier diet. Prepare your child. Talk with your child about nutrition and the importance of developing a healthy body. Together, come up with a family plan, including a list of steps the family wants […]

Healthy Road Trip Snacks and Meals

A reader of this site wrote that she and her husband will be traveling quite far by car for their family vacation, and that they are tired of, as she put it, “soggy salads… and tasteless veggie subs…plus we don’t like supporting fast food.” What are weary (and hungry) car travelers to do? Here are […]

Are Organic Foods Better for Children?

What does “organic” mean? The organic label on foods tells you that the food was grown and produced in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic standards. Except for farms that sell less than $5,000 of organic products per year, all those who sell organic food must have their practices certified (by an agent […]

Sneaking Nutrition into Your Kids’ Meals

Sometimes, stealth is needed to dish out good nutrition. When kids go vegetarian or vegan, they don’t necessarily acquire an instant love for wholesome foods. Even longtime vegetarian and vegan children can be picky about foods parents hope they’ll take to more naturally. Subterfuge sometimes works far better than wheedling or bribery for getting good-for-them […]

Wholesome Homemade Baby Cereal

Did you know that baby’s first food does not have to be a commercial infant rice cereal? Here are several ways to make wholesome homemade baby cereal. If you like this, you may also enjoy our article on How to Make Healthy, Organic Homemade Baby Food.


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