Teaching Kids to Love Food That Loves Them Back
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Teaching Kids to Love Food That Loves Them Back

As my oldest finishes her last week of elementary school, I have been remembering what it was like when she started Kindergarten.  Back then, I saw many overweight fifth graders, wondered why that was the case, and realized it would be a challenge to get her through the next six years with healthy eating habits intact.  Along with reading, writing and arithmetic, it became … Continue reading

Screen-Free Eating
Mindful Eating

Screen-Free Eating

In an effort to help my children develop a healthy relationship with food, I have encouraged mindful eating.  That is why we do not eat with the TV on at home and I had a recent reminder about why this is so important.  We were eating at a restaurant with TVs showing footage of the limousine fire which killed five women.  I did not … Continue reading