What eating right means to this mom and RD…

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So while you’re trying to live a life with what you deem as eating right, be sure that flexibility, spontaneity and “ a light hearted” attitude accompany your food choices.
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Do 13 year olds really think about six-pack abs?

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Guest blogger and registered dietitian, Elyse Falk, reminds us that boys can also fall prey to those troubling messages in the media about body image and dieting.
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New Year! New Intentions with Star Charts!

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If you’re like me, you need and want to get your kids more involved in their food fare as well as getting excited about the foods they’re eating. With a new year ahead, you and your family can join us as we set intentions to make healthy habits with the help of a star chart. This past Sunday, the boys and I sat down to create “star charts” to help motivate them to try new foods and to help encourage them to practice self care and/or healthy habits. Click the link to read more:
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Top Ten Tips for Pre-Feeding Warm Ups

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By MDIO’s Feeding Expert and Speech Therapist, Robin Goldberg,  MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD Tips to support your baby as he transitions to solid foods: 1. Make sure your child has adequate head, neck, and trunk control before transitioning to solids. He should be able to hold his head upright and steady for feeding, and should be able to sit up independently for 3-5 seconds. Providing supportive whole-body positioning, with the head and trunk upright and feet firmly grounded on a stable surface, [...]
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Teaching Nutrition in School

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Like so many things affecting their children, parents tend to disagree on whether sex, sexual orientation or religion should be taught in school. Well, this mom (and an RD) often wonders if nutrition should be taught in school. Teachers are not experts in nutrition nor are they educated about pediatric or adult nutrition as part of their college curriculums. Yet, many classroom teachers are giving lessons on “calories, good and bad foods, and even having students log their foods to [...]
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Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Pie

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  Meringue Pie Crust  (one 9-inch crust) 2 large egg whites ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar 1/8 tsp teaspoon salt ½ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract METHOD Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is very stiff [...]
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Eating Un-favorite Foods

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Dedicated to the moms who attended the “Citibabes Nutrition Lunch and Learn” with Laura Cipullo on Wednesday, April 19th So the fish sticks are still a “stinking” issue at our house! As I have shared in previous blog posts—especially “Something More than Fish” and “If You Give a Cat a Cupcake”—on many days, food is something more than just food. And just like I tell my clients, particularly those attending meal support therapy sessions: “Meals are rarely perfect! What’s more, [...]
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