Nutrition

Why Cutting Back on Sugar Can Transform Your Child’s Health

One common narrative around nutrition you may be familiar with is the “calories are all that matters” rhetoric. While this stance makes it much easier for food companies to justify their harmful ingredients and increase their profits, it doesn’t stand up to scientific scrutiny.  Mainstream nutrition advice has gone through many phases of demonizing fats, […]

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Mindful Eating for Children: 4 Steps to Help Kids Conquer Cravings

As a parent, you do everything to help your children be happy and healthy. Unfortunately, excess weight tends to come on slowly, making it difficult to stop before it becomes a problem. It doesn’t help that the food system has its own flaws that make ultra-processed foods cheap, available, and easy. It’s no wonder that

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Smart Snacks for Kids: Protein and Fiber to Keep Hunger at Bay

As parents, we know that keeping our kids well-fed and satisfied is crucial for their growth and development. But with the abundance of sugary and processed snacks available, it can take time to make healthy choices. That’s where smart snacks come in – snacks packed with protein and fiber to keep hunger at bay and

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Picky Eaters

Picky eating is a common challenge faced by many parents, especially those with  young children. It can lead to frustration, mealtime struggles, and concerns about your child’s nutrition. As a pediatric obesity specialist, I understand the importance of establishing healthy eating habits early in life. In this blog post, I will share some practical tips

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