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Transform Your Family’s Food Culture with this 4-Step Mindful Strategy

March 15, 2016
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This is part of an ongoing series on moderation. It’s in preparation for my next book and includes expert interviews, the latest research and expert tips. Sign up for my updates to get these posts and subscriber discounts including FREE e-book offers. Have you ever thought about your family’s unique food culture? Does everyone enjoy […]

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5 Truths About Food Addiction Most People Don’t Know

February 10, 2016
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“These cookies are so addicting! I could never keep them in my house.” That’s what the woman at the party said to me as she reached for another helping of double chocolate chip cookies. When it comes to children, parents are acutely aware of the food addiction phenomenon too. I often get emails from parents […]

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If You Want to Raise a Healthy Child, You Need to Do THIS

January 28, 2016
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Several months ago Big A started going in her brother’s room to jump on his bed. She eventually started referring to it as her morning jumping, afternoon jumping and nighttime jumping. Apparently, his bed was bouncier than hers. But when we discovered what happened as a result of this jumping, a hole in the mattress, […]

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An Unconventional Way to Educate Kids About Nutrition (and Why it Works)

July 2, 2015
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It was Sunday morning and Big A pointed out that she was going to have dessert three times that day. First was cake at church to celebrate her first communion, second was a birthday party and third was dinner at Granny’s. In a very serious tone she said, “Granny always has dessert.” I could have […]

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7 Red Flags of Misleading Nutrition Advice

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 […]

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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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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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5 Lessons I Vow to Teach My Children About Weight and Body Shape

March 19, 2015
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I pick my kids up from school and in the car my typically quiet son informs me that eating too much ice cream makes you fat. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing so I started to ask some questions. I discovered that this was his takeaway from a nutrition lesson at school. I feel […]

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2015 Dietary Guidelines: What Parents Need to Know

February 27, 2015
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You may have heard rumblings about the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Although the official guidelines are not here yet, the process has been kick-started with a major report that summarizes the evidence. Next is the public comment period (now until April 8th) followed by the creation of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The 2015 Dietary […]

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New Research Exposes the Importance of How We Eat

December 22, 2014
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I’m always amazed how little attention the “how” of eating gets. And by the how I mean how someone structures their meals, the level of attention they give while eating and responding to internal cues of hunger and fullness. I think the what of eating, what foods are healthy or unhealthy, is what everyone is […]

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