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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.…

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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…

Breastfeeding Help and Info

It seems like everywhere you go you hear talk of people trying to save money, be healthier, and go green—and let’s face it, why shouldn’t we be striving for those things? Did you know that one of the easiest & most convenient ways of doing so is by breastfeeding or by encouraging a pregnant friend or family member to breastfeed? As a Leader with La Leche League (lah lay-chay league) of Lenawee, I’d like to share some of these benefits with you.

You Are Invited

This post is from Lisa Eack, Lenawee Great Start Parent Liaison. As a member of the ‘Leaping in Lenawee’ Steering Committee, I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you and your family to attend the 2013 Leaping in Lenawee: Education Expo. The Expo will be held on March 23rd 2013 at the Adrian Mall…

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…

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…

Let’s Make Lunch

“I’m tired of this. I don’t like that.” Just weeks into the new school year, are you hearing these statements about school lunch? What to pack for lunch at school is a dilemma many parents face each fall. Parents who chose to send their kids to school with a lunch packed at home have several…

Tips for Raising Healthy Eaters

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 nutritionist Jennifer Orlet Fisher, director of the…