Toddlers rule at mealtime when no rules exist

By: Christi Demitz Setting a good example and routine are key to happy mealtimes. Toddlers do not have control over much in their lives, but they do control what goes into—and comes out of—their mouths at mealtime! Parents can tell you that this control can make mealtimes pretty challenging when trying to feed a toddler.…

Fun February Snack Ideas

Try filling a muffin pan with as many red foods as you can! (SuperHealthyKids.com) Suggestions include grape tomatoes, radishes, red bell pepper slices, red apple slices, red grapes, strawberries, pomegranat seeds, watermelon, dried cranberries, and raspberries.    Another fun idea is to cut food into the shape of hearts and arrows. You can do this…

What’s for dinner?

It was late in the fall of ’97 when my company had offered me an opportunity to do some work in Dallas,Tx. I had only been working for Ford Motor Co. about 3 1/2 years but they had asked if  I’d be interested in flying down to the auto show and help introduce the new…

New Year, New You

So, like everybody else who made a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, I had started improvising on the snacks. With a weakness for anything sweet & salty, I  immediately started diving into trail mixes and granola as options. I started to notice that my kids, instead of eating the chips and cookies, were eating…

Eating for the Max

My sister’s little boy just turned a year old, and he’s a fantastic eater. His enthusiasm for eating then encourages her to continue to try new foods with him and possibly even prepare things that she wouldn’t otherwise – like green beans (although Max has sided with her on this one and said those are…