11 Tips for Happy and Healthy Eating

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Ask any parent what their biggest battle is with their children and they will likely say getting them to eat their fruits and veggies. With school back in session, it can sometimes be hard to monitor how much of the packed lunch your kids actually ate. Here are a few tips and ideas to get them to eat all of the fruits and veggies you pack for them.
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Growing and Changing—MDIO IS EXPANDING

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If you or a professional you know (OTR, SLP, RD, or MD) is interested in blogging about healthy habits in your field, please contact
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100 Thoughts While Shopping at Whole Foods

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We saw the Buzzfeed 99 thoughts everyone has at Whole Foods last month and thought it would be fun to try our own version! So here's the 100 thoughts an RD and Mom has when shopping at Whole Foods:
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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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Healthy Weekends in Woodstock, Vermont

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With the cool weather and colorful scenery, Fall is the perfect time to head to Vermont to enjoy nature at it’s finest. Plus, there are tons of cute little cafes that offer farm-to-table produce! If you're up for hiking, exploring farms or some homemade ice cream, head to Vermont for a weekend of family fun. For easy planning and a list of mom-approved activities, follow my guide for a healthy, happy weekend!
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Get Ready to Bake a New Kind of Cake

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Aside from the speed and ease of baking mug cakes, the time you spend in the kitchen with your kids can be a fun way to introduce new (and old) foods to your kids, have them practice their hand at measuring ingredients and most importantly, build healthy habits. So, get ready to make a new kind of cake with us! All you need is a mug, a microwave, and a few ingredients to follow along!
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Mug Cakes Cookbook Giveaway

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We recently just discovered an entire cookbook dedicated to mug cakes and were excited to review it! Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth by Leslie Bilderback contains a variety of flavors and is accommodating for any lifestyle diet. We mean it too! We were very pleased to find nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and even sugar-free recipes. f baking dessert isn't your forte...with mug cakes it doesn't have to be. With easy-to-follow directions, you can still create delicious desserts in your own kitchen in no time. Interested in your own copy of Mug Cakes? Enter to win your own copy of Mug Cakes cookbook! Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we're able to give a lucky reader a copy of Mug Cakes by Leslie Bilderback. To enter, see our main page for details!
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