When I was a child, one of my favorite foods was pasta. For almost two years straight, I ate pasta with butter and/or mac-and-cheese for two…and sometimes even three meals a day! My mother was so fearful about my rejection of all other foods that she took me to the doctor who told her that I was just going through a phase. Well, he was certainly right…because now I eat all foods. It only took me about 22 years [...]
I am sure that every dad, everywhere, has a different idea about how to feed their kids. I do my best to give my children balanced meals when my wife is not around but I do not stress too much if it is not a hundred percent on target. I know some dads that go to extremes in making sure their kids eat healthy and then I have met others who must not have been taught an ounce of nutrition [...]
By Guest Blogger: Rebecca Weiss When I was growing up every woman I knew was on a diet. My mother, my grandmother, my aunt, my next-door neighbor, my babysitters… And while each of them had their own approach—the grapefruit diet, the no white food diet, the fruit and rice diet—they all shunned one common evil: Snacking. Yes, all of your weight problems could be traced back to between-meal snacks. Snacks were bad. Snacks were a sign of your lack of willpower. [...]
From a mother's weight gain during pregnancy to the day of delivery and after, it seems like motherhood is coupled with a continuous stream of judgments about our size, the way we eat and how we are feeding our kids.
Critical advice or overwhelming information can be very stressful. How do comments and advice affect moms out there and eventually their children? Read on to find out what is the best approach.
Ask any parent what their biggest battle is with their children and they will likely say getting them to eat their fruits and veggies. With school back in session, it can sometimes be hard to monitor how much of the packed lunch your kids actually ate.
Here are a few tips and ideas to get them to eat all of the fruits and veggies you pack for them.