I’m sure that by now you’ve heard of the Weight Watchers article in the April edition of Vogue where a mom puts her 7-year-old on a strict diet – and landed a book deal for her effort! Reading this article not only saddened me but reminded me how much “feeding education” there is to do. I posted the 5 things I want that mom (and Vogue readers) to know about children and dieting over at Web MD’s Real Life Nutrition. Don’t miss it!
Cooking Light: I’m partnering with Cooking Light to bring great recipes and healthy meal ideas to you. I love their philosophy and how they maximize nutrition and flavor. I plan to post links twice a month and they are going to feature Raise Healthy Eaters on their site. My weekly meal plans will be back in June when I’m finished writing Fearless Feeding. Here is the latest from Cooking Light:
Strawberries: From salsa to strawberry shortcake, find 14 ways to enjoy this irresistible fruit this season.
Asparagus Recipes: Don’t miss out on all the ways to enjoy one of spring’s brightest stars.
Artichoke Recipes: From creamy dips to tasty pasta dishes, find some of our favorite recipes for globe and baby artichokes.
News Update: Because I’ve been so busy writing, I’m a bit behind on the latest nutrition news. Yonni Freedhoff, an obesity doctor and longtime blogger, does a great job boiling down the news reports about claims that all red meat is bad and that chocolate is good for weight. He cuts to the “meat” and moves beyond the media hype.
In other news, Janet Helm discusses the new meat labeling requirements that have taken effect, including the requirement of nutrition labels on ground meat and posted nutrition info for other products.
Well, that’s it for now. I have a great giveaway planned soon so stay tuned!