A Mom & RD’s View on Halloween Candy

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My kids, like all of yours, will be trick-or-treating soon. The age-old questions always arise amongst my friends, "How much candy do you let your kids eat?”
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Division of Responsibility: Guidelines for Family Nutrition

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Ponder the "division of responsibility" between a parent and a child when it comes to meal time. I love it. I live it. I recommend it. Taking the power struggle away from the food sounds like a fabulous idea, doesn't it?
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Fall Remedies For Overwhelmed Mommies

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Even though I am a dietitian, I am still a mom, and have to admit that even I get crazed with having to decide what to cook for dinner for my family and myself.
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Raising Children With Different Nutrition Needs

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How should a parent handle instances when one child has a HUGE sweet tooth, and is underweight but the other kids in the same family are a normal weight or overweight? How does a parent deal with this situation in a way that doesn't create food issues?
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How important is breakfast?

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I do believe that getting food in our kids is important before they head off to school or sports practice/games. I believe it enables better concentration and superior performance, and many studies validate this belief.
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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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Q: Can I teach my child with attention difficulties to be a mindful eater?

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All children, whether they have attention difficulties or not, can benefit from a quiet, calm and soothing environment that’s free of distractions, but it’s just as important to time all meals and snacks too. Here are a few tricks of the trade that can help teach your child how to recognize internal satiation cues over time.
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