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Category: Kids & Family Eating

The Snack Attack

The snacking news is grim: Studies show there’s been a steep increase in snacking among the general population.  Between 1977 and 2002, the percent of Americans who eat 3 or more snacks per day increased to 42% from 11%. Of...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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