Updated Best Cereal Post, Free 12-Page Report and a Favor

by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD on May 20, 2015

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I’ve been updating old posts with the goal of keeping the content current. It’s not always possible to republish them so I’m letting you know about my most recent updated post: 10 of the Best Cereals for Kids. It highlights kid friendly ready-to-eat cereals that meet the following nutrition criteria per serving:

  • 10g or less sugar
  • 3g or more fiber
  • Whole grain as the first ingredient (at least 12g whole grains)
  • No artificial colors or questionable preservatives

Don’t miss it!

I also have written a 12-page report: 5 Things Parents Are Never Taught About Feeding Kids (But Need to Know). You can access the downloadable PDF when signing up for my newsletter. If you are already signed up and are interested in reading it, just reply to your newsletter email and I’ll send it your way. Also, please forward this post to any friends you think would be interested. They can sign up here or on my homepage’s sidebar.

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7 Red Flags of Misleading Nutrition Advice

by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD on May 14, 2015

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Before we dig into our new series on evaluating the evidence for nutrition trends, I want to review the different types of evidence. Without this knowledge it’s easy to be misled. By being misled I mean you are only being told part of the story, which means your decision is not an informed one.

So first we will review the different types of evidence followed by 7 red flags that you should keep in your back pocket. click to continue

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Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: Author Q&A and Giveaway

May 11, 2015
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I’m excited for the newly released book: Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion and Feeding Disorders. Katja Rowell has teamed up with Jennifer McGlothlin to fill a real void out there for struggling kids and parents. Their book is research-based, extensive and written in a […]

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The Gift Every Mom Should Give Herself this Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015
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This is an updated post from 2010  Sunday we celebrate moms. You might get flowers, a gift certificate or even a home cooked meal. But the absolute best gift you’ll get this Mother’s Day is the one you give to yourself. While being a mom is incredibly rewarding, it’s easy to lose some of yourself […]

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Dinner Rotation: May-June

May 6, 2015
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I’m still loving my dinner rotation. I cannot tell you how much easier it has made dinnertime around here. I’ve made some changes for spring include replacing soups and chilis with grill items. One of our favorite simple meals to grill is turkey burgers served with sliced avocados, tomatoes and red onions. Little D finally […]

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Real Baby Food Review, Giveaway and Fajita Salad Recipe

May 1, 2015
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If your still in that baby or young toddler phase, I’ve got a book for you. It’s called Real Baby Food: Easy, All Natural Recipes for Your Baby and Toddler written by Jenna Helwig, food editor for Parents magazine, with help from Natalia Stasenko, MS, RD. What you will find, in addition to fresh, nutritious and […]

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What Dr. Oz, The Food Babe and The Anti-Vaccine Movement Can Teach Us  About Nutrition

April 29, 2015
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There’s a new skepticism in the air about health claims. I can feel it. It started around 2011 with the discovery of a fraudulent study linking the MMR vaccine to autism, fueled more recently with the measles outbreak. Then, in 2014, researchers found more than half of Dr. Oz’s health claims were not supported by […]

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Easy Spinach Pancakes [Recipe]

April 24, 2015
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I woke up on St. Patrick’s Day wanting to make something green for breakfast. So I searched Super Healthy Kids’ site and found this recipe for No-Dye Green Pancakes. I used my Blendtec to blend the spinach, yogurt and other wet ingredients, mixing it with flour. The kids really went for these. But what surprised […]

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DHA for Kids: The Complete Guide for Parents

April 21, 2015
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This is a post from 2009 updated and rewritten to reflect the latest research As a parent, you’ve likely heard about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for kids. In particular, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and its less-talked about partner, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). You can find DHA in fortified food products, seafood, and offered up conveniently […]

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Picky Eating: What’s Missing in the Nature vs. Nurture Debate

April 14, 2015
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I posted this article on my Facebook page: An Open Letter to the Moms Who Judged My Kid’s for Being Picky Eaters and got lots of great feedback. But I soon realized that while I like the article’s no judgment message, its overall takeaway may be one of helplessness. That’s because if picky eaters are born […]

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