Tag: "healthy eating"
10 Healthy & Portable Post-Sports Snack Ideas
Somewhere along the way, snacks following youth sporting events got complicated – not to mention unhealthy! A dietitian offers 10 post-sports snack ideas to help young athletes replenish fluids, give a boost of energy, and provide nutrition needed for recovery.
Adopting A Healthy Lifestyle As A Family To Help Prevent Obesity In Kids
The prevalence of kids who are overweight or obese is growing at an alarming rate. In fact, 39.6% of kids between the ages of 2-19 are overweight and 18.5% are obese. Read four tips to help families adopt a healthier lifestyle and prevent obesity in kids:
Fit Kits: A Few Take-Aways From A Feasibility Study
Families are busier than ever, and meals don’t need to be expensive and labor-intensive to be healthy. Our HealthWorks! program developed a "fit kits" program for a local school to help families put a healthy meal on the table and get on a path to better health. Read a few of their key learnings:
4 Healthy Habits of Kids Who Eat Their Fruits and Veggies
A pediatrician noticed that the parents who have been successful at getting their kids to eat fruits and veggies have these four healthy habits in common:
Home-Prepared and Store-Bought On-The-Go Snack Ideas
With a little planning, on-the-go snacks can be healthy! Check out a few ideas to keep your kids fueled during their after-school activities!
5 Easy Ways to Reduce Sugar in Your Child’s Diet
Reducing sugar is a way to promote a healthier lifestyle and ward off diet-related diseases. Read about 5 easy ways to reduce sugar in your child's diet.
Tips to Make Kid-Friendly Recipes Healthier
Kids can still eat their favorite foods like pizza even if you're trying to eat better! Read how with 5 tips to make your kid-favorite recipes healthier.
8 Healthy Halloween Food Ideas
One of our dietitians shares eight kid-friendly and healthy Halloween food ideas for this year's celebration.
Learning to Eat: The Importance of Texture and Food Variety
When you're ready to start introducing your baby to solid foods, use this guide to determine the appropriate textures, portion size and frequency based on the age of your child.
How to Reduce Processed Meat In Kids’ Diets
One of our dietitians explains how she is reducing processed meat in her kids' diets, following WHO recommendations.
Small, Healthy Food Substitutions Can Make Big Difference
Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to your family's health. Learn how to substitute certain food and ingredients for healthier alternatives by following this simple chart.
Healthier Holiday Recipe: Meatballs
Our HealthWorks! dietitians created a healthier version of your favorite holiday appetizer: meatballs.
Healthier Kid-Friendly Recipe: Brownies
Our HealthWorks! dietitians created a healthier version of brownies, a kid favorite!
Does McDonald’s Have the Right Idea?
McDonald’s may have had the right idea in incentivizing children with toys to make certain food choices. Our team wondered if we could use a similar tactic but motivate kids
Lunch Time Challenges for the School Age Child
When my oldest son started kindergarten two years ago I thought of all the fun and cute lunches I could pack for him. I have always been drawn to Pinterest
Healthier Kid-Friendly Recipe: Pizza and Sauce
Delivered or frozen pizzas can be loaded with unhealthy ingredients. Try this healthier pizza recipe from one of our dietitians.
Healthier Kid-Friendly Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese
If you or your kids are craving mac and cheese, try this healthier mac and cheese recipe from one of our dietitians.
Young Athletes: What to Eat Before, During and After Sports
Young athletes need key nutrients before, during and after sporting events. Learn tips on how to incorporate protein and carbohydrates into their diets.
Handy Portion Control for Kids’ Meals
One of the most frequent questions I get asked in clinic is “how much food should my child eat at each meal?” Portion control is a great topic to talk