News Flash: The AND Recommendations Feature Ellyn Satter’s Model

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We are all inundated with nutrition messages. Messages range from our pediatricians to our mom friends, and of course from the media. Just last month, AND released their position paper on nutrition guidance for healthy children ages two through eleven. The most amazing thing is that upon reading the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ position paper for “Nutrition Guidance for Healthy Children Ages 2 to 11 Years,” I see that Satter’s recommendations are being officially incorporated. This is a great achievement for all.
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Dessert as a Reward?

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I’m all about dessert, especially homemade, but not with “reward” attached to it. Rewards for good behavior, school grades, etc. should not be linked to food.
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Quick Tips For Moms on Helping Cultivate Healthy Habits

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Whether it's Michelle Obama's Let's Move Campaign, my friend's talk in Westchester to the PTA or the development of a new Food and Nutrition Committee at my son's school, Moms and Dads are advocating for positive change for health promotion. We walk a fine line while doing this as we don't want to create more problems in regards to the already challenging job of feeding our children. Here are five simple tips to include in your "lunch box" of tools.
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Potty Training without M&M’s

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Do you offer your children rewards for certain behaviors or accomplishments? If so, what do you typically reward them with that could be useful for other moms out there?
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