Kids love sugary soda drinks; but as parents, we know that between the sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, complete lack of nutrients and caffeine, that soda should remain a special occasion drink and not an everyday beverage.
When your kids are craving colas, what can you give them that they'll love just as much but without all the sugar and additives of soda? Believe it or not, you can make your own healthier sodas at home, using... Read More
As a parent, you have a strong influence over how much fast food your child eats. Find out how to set some guidelines to follow when eating out that will teach them how to make healthy choices as adults.
In the 'olden days' there were no video games or televisions. People ate all their meals at home or sometimes at another family's home. All the food was prepared from scratch and a lot was home grown. Most families would only go... Read More
Find out the difference between serving sizes and portions sizes. Choosing nutritious foods and keeping portion sizes sensible will help keep your family at a healthy weight.
One of the best ways you can help your child live healthy and maintain a healthy weight is to teach them what an actual serving size looks like. They can use this knowledge to make healthier choices when eating at school, having snacks or even choosing from... Read More
Beginning the year with a clean, organized and well-stocked pantry will go a long way in helping you meet your diet goals. Start by tossing anything that's past its expiration date. If there's unopened, nonperishable food that you know no one in your household will eat, then donate it to a local soup kitchen or food pantry. From there, start taking a look at labels, particularly at items that contain trans fat. Anything that contains it,... Read More