What child doesn’t love to eat a bag of popcorn, licking the excess salt off of each finger? Many of the foods we love contain large amounts of sodium. Foods with lower levels of sodium often taste bland. But are we once again sabotaging our health for taste? (Yes!) And should the government help save the public’s health by mandating decreased levels of salt in the foods American’s consume? (Yes!)
According to a new statement from the Food and Drug Administration, Americans are… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on April 26, 2010 at 4:40pm —
While attending a family gathering this past summer I noticed that the only beverages available for the children were juice boxes and soda. Kids were drinking these
like water. Recently I took a look in my own refrigerator and saw the
gallon of milk still sitting on the shelf only half empty. I…
Added by Cascia on April 5, 2010 at 5:10pm —
So here goes my blogging expedition, ill combine bad grammer with terrible typing, some raw and uncut video, some ranting and raving and alot of healthy questions.
I need an outlet so I may not get time to read as much as I expell my darker side into this internet funnel and allow my light side to relax and soak up the company or peace. So between a few updates and some ranting blogs i may not type much, I enjoy editing video more and leaving comments on things i wonder… Continue
Added by Nora on March 23, 2010 at 1:31pm —
As a registered dietitian, I'm serious about my job and educating people about my profession, which is to help people improve their quality life through good nutrition. However, the post I wrote in tribute to this day, is anything but serious. Life is no fun if you can't make fun of yourself. I hope you like it!… Continue
Added by Angie Christensen on March 10, 2010 at 1:29pm —
I’m so excited! For once in my life I’m going to be putting “myself” first. Well at least for “healthy living.” For the next month I will be working with Rebecca… Continue
Added by shelley k on February 16, 2010 at 10:03am —
I just received some devastating news. My son informed me he is not going trick-or-treating this year! It was bad enough when my daughter stopped.
I’m having déjà vu. This reminds me of how I felt when my daughter was 2-1/2 years old and I learned that naptimes didn’t last forever. Ridiculously, it had never occurred to me that my child would actually grow older and not require that down time any more—regardless of the fact that mommy still… Continue
Added by Holly Bowne on October 20, 2009 at 11:04am —
A healthy, well-stocked kitchen can be a recipe for success if you equip yourself with a master grocery list! Certain items for the freezer, fridge and pantry are all necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here is a list of my favorite kitchen staples that no kitchen should be without.
Frozen bags of fruits and vegetables are frozen at the peak of freshness to provide the optimal amount of nutrients your body needs. Make sure you buy the items with no… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 12, 2009 at 1:40pm —
This is not a fairytale. This is how I finally figured out how to get my extra baby weight off, get toned up, get organized, and clean my house, in the most “fantabulously” insane way.
My friends have been dying for me to share my plan… so here it is…and for those of you who don’t know me YET… here is a little about me.
I am a stay-at-home/go-to-work mommy to Sophie (6) and Jack (2). Just like you, I carpool. I homework. I run a hundred errands a day. I cook. I clean. And,… Continue
Added by Carolyn Barnes on August 5, 2009 at 11:30pm —
This is the number one issue that I hear from moms in particular. You might think that you don't have time to workout and eat property, but you CAN find the time. Frankly, you MUST find the time for yourself! If you are not healthy and fit, your family can't count on you. Your work productivity will decrease, and you won't feel good about… Continue
Added by Coach Jenn on July 28, 2009 at 1:08pm —
My little guy pretty much lives on snacks these days. I don't like it, but I guess that's the diet of a toddler? So naturally I've been on the look out for at least healthier snacks that he'll eat. I first saw Snikiddy snacks at Babies R Us one time while shopping and I popped open the bag for Easy right there in the store. (I do this often now. hehe) He loved them. So when I had the opportunity to review Snikiddy snacks and realized they had more options to choose from I was… Continue
Added by Mommy-momo on July 17, 2009 at 12:12am —
Children today drink twice as much soda as they did 20 years ago, averaging as much as 20 ounces a day! A large soda not only provides tons of calories and sugar but it also includes at least 100 mg of caffeine. Many parents wouldn’t dream of giving their kids a cup of coffee yet routinely offer them soda, which contains caffeine as well. We also see many families hitting the local café or Starbucks for a café latte or mocha frappuccino loaded with the burst of ‘energy’ we call… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on July 7, 2009 at 12:28pm —
Like many parents I'm always trying to avoid the amount of sugar my toddler gets. This includes juice filled with sugar. With how busy we are and constantly on the go, I'm finding it easy to throw juice boxes in the diaper bag. "Easy" loves them and they're so much easier. So when I found Wateroos I was stoked! It makes both baby and mommy happy! He gets his juice box and I get less sugar. Yeah! "Wateroos are fruit-flavored waters to be as delicious as possible without sugar or artificial… Continue
Added by Mommy-momo on June 25, 2009 at 1:28pm —
Congratulations! Your toddler is now old enough to sit in a “big boy” chair. You no longer need to strap him into a high chair. I bet you think dining out will now be much easier! Unfortunately, the difficulties are just beginning. Your toddler will now be able to explore restaurants without restraints. How can you get your child to sit at the table with you instead of wandering around on his own? Read on for some tips.
1. Be consistent. Teach your child that she must sit with you at… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 22, 2009 at 8:19pm —
It seems that everybody is talking about the evils of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). But what is fact and what is simply hearsay? Here we will give all the facts about HFCS.
What, exactly, is HFCS?
High-fructose corn syrup is a common sweetener and preservative. HFCS is made by changing the sugar (glucose) in cornstarch to fructose – another form of sugar. The end product is a combination of fructose and glucose. Because it extends the shelf life of processed foods and… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 19, 2009 at 12:55pm —
Advertisers work hard to earn their money. They can take any food and make it sound nutritious. Very few laws protect the consumer from advertisers’ half-truths. It is up to us to learn how to tell what it a valid claim and what is just hype. How can you wade through the misleading information to find the truth? Easy… just look at the nutrition label and the ingredient list! The nutrition label and the ingredient list have all the information that you need to determine whether a food is… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 10, 2009 at 12:17pm —
We talked some time ago about the physical health benefits resulting from daily tea drinking. Regular doses of antioxidants, as well as increased hydration and alertness, are just a few of those benefits. But tea has an experiential component that benefits mental health as well. A few moments taken to sit, sip and contemplate will give your poor, overcrowded brain a rest!
Easier said than done, right? Well, here’s an idea from our fellow Chai Babies out there. Claim one ritual for… Continue
Added by Dheepa Maturi on April 29, 2009 at 7:05pm —
Want to spice up your meals? Adding masala chai to your favorite holiday dishes will give them a wonderfully exciting layer of flavor.
1. Breads. Add one cup of prepared masala chai to pumpkin or cinnamon bread recipes for wonderfully varied and spicy flavor.
2. Veggies. Use prepared masala chai to steam vegetables and rice or soak lentils and beans.
3. Soups, sauces and marinades. Add prepared masala chai directly to these dishes.
4. For you… Continue
Added by Dheepa Maturi on April 29, 2009 at 7:04pm —
Adobo pork chops are a big favorite at my house. They are spicy and have a wonderful flavor. I usually make the marinade the night before or first thing in the morning and let them soak up the flavor overnight or for at least 8 hours. The chops are very low in carbs so I usually serve them with beans or potatoes.
Makes: 6 servings
* 6 boneless pork top loin chops, cut 3/4 inch thick ( 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 pounds total)
* 2 tablespoons packed brown… Continue
Added by Cheryl Foiles on April 14, 2009 at 11:49pm —
I just read an article on WebMD about the benefits of a diet high in fruits, nuts, and vegetables and low in fatty, processed foods (Not All Diets Pass the Heart-Healthy Test) and wondered "Why is this news?" Don't we all know this stuff by now?
Don't get me wrong, the article was great, but I am amazed that we Americans still don't get it. Our diet is chock full of fast food, sugar, fat. Why is that? The answer, in one word is convenience. We've grown accustomed to a life of hectic… Continue
Added by Cheryl Foiles on April 14, 2009 at 11:43pm —
I don't think I'm a bad mom - I read to my kids every day, I tell them I love them constantly, they are always hugged, kissed, or tickled, I bathe them quite regularly, they have clean clothes, etc. They love vegetables and fruit, and I try to serve healthy meals (with the exception of the occasional Happy Meal).
Therefore, it certainly can't be my fault that my daughter ate cheese puffs for breakfast today, right? I wholeheartedly blame Costco. I blame them for their barrel of yummy… Continue
Added by Cheryl Reyes on April 6, 2009 at 11:52pm —