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End Whining with this Simple Snack Hack

“Is snacking okay?” A lot of people ask me this question. Honestly, I don’t care if they are “okay.” I wouldn’t survive a day of motherhood without snacks to keep my children from killing each other! Seriously though, let’s talk about healthy snacking. Snacks are not necessary for every single […]

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But What About Food Waste?

Last night, I gave my son a hard time at dinner. But no, it wasn’t about what he was eating. It wasn’t about whether he tried everything at the table. It wasn’t about how much he ate. It wasn’t about whether he had eaten broccoli. It also wasn’t about whether […]

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The Eating Routine that Will End Your Food Battles

Maybe you’ve been in my shoes… I’m trying to do something. Anything. “Mommy, I’m hungry!” 8,000 times a day. My kids seem to be always hungry and never hungry for actual meals. And certainly not hungry for vegetables. What’s going on here? A few things. First, your child may be […]

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19 Tips for Managing Sugar

If your kids are anything like mine, they like sweets. I swore I wouldn’t give my first child anything with sugar. Ever. Until I had morning sickness and was eating ginger snaps when he was 14 months old. He asked for one, and in my pregnant haze, I happily gave […]

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6 Ways to Add Calories to your Child’s Food

I’ll never forget standing in the pediatrician’s office looking at the growth chart. It had a flat line on it! What? But I’m a dietitian! And my kid eats a healthy diet! The pediatrician had been on our case since my son was 6 months old. We were even pouring […]

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4 Most Filling Easy Dips to Add to Fruits and Veggies

How many times have you fed your kid a snack, just to have them ask you for food? I know, this is super annoying! Plus, it seems to happen all of the time. We feed them some animal crackers or fishy crackers and next thing you know, they are asking […]

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3 Supplements I Give My Kids to Boost Their Immune Systems at Preschool and Daycare

Two kids in daycare. It started in November. Both kids picked something up during a “well check up.” A 6-month-old and a 2 and a half-year-old. We had to cancel Thanksgiving they were so sick. Although, some friends of ours were nice enough to drop off some Thanksgiving leftovers at […]

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