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Recipe Roundup: August 7, 2015

| August 7th, 2015

I’m always on the lookout for simple recipes that my entire family (kids and husband, included) will like. My criteria for what makes it into my recipe rotation is simple: I need to be able to make it in roughly 30 minutes or less, it can’t be anything that requires too  Read More

My 4-Year-Old’s Morning Meltdowns

| August 6th, 2015

My four year old has been testing my patience lately. She is my sweet, strong, tomboyish #2 and she inherited her daddy’s stubbornness. As someone once told me, “your first child comes out ready to please, your second comes out ready to fight.” You can say that again. Lately, my  Read More

9 Ways to Help Your Child Try New Foods

| July 28th, 2015

A few weeks ago I wrote about the long-term food goals that I have for my kids and promised to share some of the strategies my husband and I use to achieve them.  Then last week I felt like my long-term food goals could just take a hike and we all but lived on macaroni and cheese  Read More

Smart Reads

| July 5th, 2015

    I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July! And to our neighbors to the north, a belated happy independence day to you, as well! If you are anything like my family, I’m guessing many of you indulged in S’mores and sugary drinks this weekend. While  Read More

Creating long-term food goals (for your kids!)

| May 27th, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to serve on a panel at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health for their A Smart Start Symposium on preventing early childhood obesity. My task was to share my thoughts on early childhood obesity prevention efforts from the perspective of a nutrition researcher and, more importantly,  Read More