6 Health Lessons I Learned on Our Summer Vacation

June 26, 2015
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Every summer we take a trip. And this year we chose New York and Washington, DC. New York is where the hubs and I spent most our pre-kid life. It’s where we fell in love and got engaged. Since the kids are old enough, we thought it was time to share it with them. We […]

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How to Get Your Picky Eater to Eat Sushi

June 17, 2015

To help fill in while we are on summer vacation, here’s a guest post from Le Anne Ruzzamenti. My son has been a picky eater since he turned three and as we near his seventh birthday, we can still only count a handful of vegetables and fruits that he will eat. While he’s not the extreme […]

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Book Review & Giveaway: No Sweat

June 12, 2015
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Before I started Raise Healthy Eaters I briefly had a website called Do it Yourself Nutrition. While searching for article ideas, I ran across a study examining what motivates women to maintain exercise. I interviewed the author of the study, Michelle Segar, PhD, and we’ve been in contact ever since. She feels the same way […]




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7 Nutrition Sacrifices I Make to Help Expand My Kids’ Palate

June 9, 2015
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Somewhere along the line I realized that always taking the nutritional high road wasn’t getting me anywhere with my kids. As a dietitian it can be tough to break certain nutrition rules, but I have found that doing so is often exactly what’s needed to expand my kids’ food preferences. Don’t get me wrong, I […]

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5 Obstacles That Keep Parents from Raising Intuitive Eaters

June 1, 2015
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Long before having children, I knew I wanted to raise not just a healthy eater, but an intuitive one. A child, turned adult, who uses internal cues to guide eating and chooses healthy food as much for pleasure as for health. What I didn’t expect was the difficulties that would arise on this journey. But […]




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Vegetable Medley Side Dish [Recipe]

May 26, 2015
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I’ve been working on side dishes for my dinner rotation. I’m trying to ensure I have a variety of veggies and seem to be short on green been and mushroom dishes. So when strategizing I thought of this Green Bean and Mushroom Medley from All Recipes I usually make for Thanksgiving. I made some modifications […]

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

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 […]

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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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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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