Summer Rerun: Tips for Raising Healthy Eaters

by Gretchen Hofing (originally posted 2010) / Through my work in nutrition education, some of the most common questions I am asked have to do with feeding children, especially those who may be “picky eaters.”  Questions come from parents, grandparents, teachers, childcare providers—you name it. I recently ran across these “research-supported, mother-tested” strategies from behavioral…

Moving & Learning: Part 4 – Craving Fruits and Vegetables

Guest Blogger Brooke Rains presents Part 4 of her “I am Moving, I am Learning” series! Parents and Families: Opportunity is knocking!  You can help the children in your life to crave…..fruits and veggies!  How, you ask? Read on, I say! So, our bodies were originally designed to: Move Be nourished by fruits and vegetables…

Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less

Enjoy your food, but eat less. This tip from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) www.choosemyplate.gov might sound like a pretty tall order, but it can be broken down into simpler steps and suggestions to set you up for success. Let’s focus mainly on how to eat less. Most of us could stand to…

Slow down and treat yourself to a great plate

What’s on your plate? Is your plate a healthy plate? Just about a year ago the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) introduced MyPlate to provide Americans with a simple visual image of the types and proportions of food found on a healthy plate. If you haven’t yet checked out the website www.choosemyplate.gov, it’s a…