Like so many things affecting their children, parents tend to disagree on whether sex, sexual orientation or religion should be taught in school. Well, this mom (and an RD) often wonders if nutrition should be taught in school. Teachers are not experts in nutrition nor are they educated about pediatric or adult nutrition as part of their college curriculums. Yet, many classroom teachers are giving lessons on “calories, good and bad foods, and even having students log their foods to [...]
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Chopped salmon may not be a traditional dish but it’s perfect for make-ahead meals! It can be a delicious meal served over grains like brown rice, rice pilaf or quinoa. Cool it down and you can toss it on a bed of greens. For a refreshing summer salad, skip the soy sauce and hot sauce–season with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice. INGREDIENTS (Serves 2-4) 2 (5 oz.) boneless salmon fillets, cut into cubes 1/2 cup [...]
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This week, Mom Dishes It Out answers a question submitted from a real grandma. What steps do you take when you discover that your tween is hiding their food? There are many things to consider such as is your child.
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A recipe from our friend Carol Murray, and adapted from Whole Living magazine, October 2012. INGREDIENTS (Serves 2) 1/2 lb beets, peeled and diced 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and diced Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup parsley, fresh, chopped and extra for garnish 1.5 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped 2 large eggs, organic 1/2 tsp garlic powder salt and pepper to taste METHOD In a medium skillet, add beets and potatoes to [...]
My family and I just returned from vacation with my in-laws and my brother-in-law’s family. My father-in-law told me that my pancakes were going to make him fat! My mother-in-law taught my kids a song about a fat girl that no one wants! And the usually simple act of feeding my kids in public appeared as dysfunctional as an SNL skit! For example, I was feeding Bobby salmon or tilapia to ensure that he consumed some protein, or even gnocchi—one [...]