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Size Matters

Which of the following affects how much your children eat? Choose one: A)    How filling the meal is. B)    How many calories the meal has. D)    How much food was eaten at the previous meal. D)    How much food you serve. The debate is over: Size Matters The correct...

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Slackers Rule

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the time, the interest or the skills to track the nutrients my daughter consumes.  But even if I did, I’m much too lazy.  Quite frankly, just getting food into her multiple times each day is about all I can muster.  I’m a...

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Nutrition By Numbers

How well do you know your nutrition? If you want to have some fun play the Nutrition by Numbers game that NuVal recently posted on their website.  (Click on Play Game at the bottom of the NuVal home page.) Don’t be surprised, however, when it turns out that putting 3...

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It’s Too Simple!

It’s too simple an answer. That’s what one reader said in response to my last post It Doesn’t Matter WHAT Your Kids Eat! I advocated switching how you think about food. Instead of paying attention to nutrients like calcium and protein I suggested you organize foods...

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Is Yogurt Covered Really Yogurt?

Yogurt-covered raisins, pretzels, fruit snacks, almonds… The list goes on. Manufacturers coat lots of different kinds of food in yogurt, hoping to give them the “yogurt-effect”  — the appearance that they are healthy, natural and good for you.  But are they? Yogurt...

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Mac & Cheese Scores Again!

I’m here to report that Kraft has decided to market macaroni and cheese to adults–they say parents need warm cheesy hugs too. According to the New York Times… Adults have a problem: They can’t eat Kraft macaroni and cheese without feeling like they’re eating kids’...

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Fish for Dessert!

We all know what kids’ food is, right? Hot dogs. Mac and Cheese. Chicken Nuggets. Pizza. Maybe, but check out this Japanese school lunch. Not a nugget in sight! In addition to milk and rice — common favorites amongst U.S. kids — this meal contains the followiing:...

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