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  It’s all familiar; the furrowed brow, scrunched up nose, protruding tongue and the words “that’s yucky” muttered from their mouths. You wonder what this adamant refusal to eat certain foods stems from; is it because it’s unfamiliar? Is it the way it looks? The texture?...

There's nothing more frustrating than preparing and serving a balanced, healthy meal after a busy day, only to have your little one push his plate away and say "not hungry" or "no thanks" or only taking a few bites before declaring that he is "done". I can...

 Food is the fuel that our bodies use to function, think, play, and work.Kids who eat well perform better in school because they are able to concentrate, focus, and learn during school hours as well as at home. If you find that your child's performance...

I've always thought that praising my kids for positive behaviour, kindness, sharing, etc., has worked well to increase the chances of continued positive behaviour.  I can literally feel the pride beaming from my oldest son's face when I praise him for being extra nice to his...

 I'm delighted to feature Raise Healthy Eater's Maryann Jacobsen, MS, RD on the blog today. She's written an informative post about how to transform your family mealtimes for the better. I particularly like #4 and #5-- those have been game-changers in our house!  Most parents...

SURPRISING (AND REFRESHING) NON-DIET WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGIES FROM A NUTRITION EXPERT Most people struggle with their weight at one point or another, even nutrition experts. Achieving sustainable weight loss isn't easy, otherwise everyone would sit at their most comfortable weight. Most of the time, we...

HERE'S WHY YOU NEED TO IGNORE COMMON HOLIDAY NUTRITION TIPS (AND WHAT TO DO INSTEAD!)The holidays are here and so are fun holiday parties and get-togethers involving delicious food. As fun as this time of year is, it can also induce a bit of anxiety...

The simple yet game-changing trick that you need to try: It's like clockwork- every evening when I start preparing dinner, my kids run into the kitchen hungry and whiny. Requests for snacks are rampant and there are little fingers dabbling in dinner ingredients all over the place. Not only...