How to Relax About Your Kids’ Quarantine Eating

You know there are more important things to worry about right now. And yet you can’t help but cringe when your kids dig into yet another bowl of boxed macaroni and cheese for lunch--or feel guilty that they’ve eaten more homemade cookies than fresh vegetables lately. This crisis is affecting every aspect of our lives, including how we eat. Your...

5 Food Habits to Boost Your Immune System

There’s a lot of hype right now about which foods have the power to knock out viruses or which supplements keep you one step ahead of germs. The reality is, there is no one magic food you can eat or supplement you can take that can keep you healthy. But how you and your family nourish yourselves every day does...

The Food Label Gets a Makeover: 7 Changes to Know

Some people say that food labels don’t matter as long as you’re choosing healthy foods. But I disagree--food labels reveal a lot. That “healthy” chia muffin might contain a day’s worth of added sugar, and that hearty-looking “cracked wheat” bread could have zero fiber. You won’t know unless you look at the label. And now those labels are new and...

5 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Your Family

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? The standard pledges usually involve drinking more water or hitting the gym more frequently. But this year, I hope you’ll consider making some resolutions around how you feed your family. A few simple changes and shifts can have serious, lasting effects on not only their health but also their own long-term habits and attitudes...

Decoding Confusing Food Claims

Food packages are covered with so many claims that can make a simple trip to the grocery store confusing and time-consuming. You want to make good choices for your family, but you don’t want to be fooled by marketing. So which claims are important--and which don’t mean much? Here’s what some of the most common and popular statements really mean....

Do Kids Need More Protein? (Plus 20 Protein-Rich Foods For Lunchboxes!)

A lot of parents worry about protein. They’re concerned their kids aren’t getting enough, especially if their they don’t love meat (but really, REALLY love carbs!). And it’s no wonder parents worry, since there seems to be an obsession around protein in food marketing. That’s especially true with the explosion of meatless burgers and plant-based protein products--everything from faux beef...

After-School Snacks That Won’t Ruin Dinner

If your kids are like mine, they don’t come home from school hungry. They come home ravenous. Yet there’s a fine line between nourishing kids after a long day and completely spoiling their appetite for dinner. How to make it work? You know your kids best, and different families need different solutions--so here are some ideas to consider: If dinner...