‘childhood obesity’

Healthy Eating with Kids: Body over Mind?

By Emily

“I want more ice cream, Auntie,” screams my niece, a full cone towering in her hand. “You’ve already got a cone.” “But I want more.” I know what she means. I’ve certainly had those days when it feels like there isn’t enough ice cream in the world to satisfy me. But I’ve also seen the same little girl leave a […] Read more »


It Happened This Week: Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Buffet, the Zen of Laundry & the Heirarchy of Food Needs

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

How’s this for a fab dessert for your July 4th fest?  Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Buffet celebrating those wonderful fruits that are at their best this time of year.  From fellow dietitians Janice & Liz whose website MealMakeoverMoms.com is dedicated to helping busy families eat better. “The Price of Beauty,” Jessica Simpson’s reality show about body image, was just picked up by […] Read more »


Camp, Candy & College

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

It was a big oops this morning as we realized that we’d messed up who was posting today.  So I started browsing through old posts to see if there were any worth reviving.  And stumbled across something I wrote back in 2005 about summer camp and no candy rules.  Seems relevant to revisit as I read more and more about […] Read more »


It Happened This Week: Fear, Water and Soda

By Emily

An interesting study in Pediatrics finds that schools with ample water fountains and refillable water bottles had a 30 percent lower obesity rate. Now do you believe that drinking enough water can make a world of difference? The Boston Globe reports on a controversial new measure for Massachusetts public schools to send reports home to parents alerting them if their […] Read more »

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Healthy Eating: Changing School Environment Curbs Weight Gain In Children, Study Shows

By Laura Brooks

With kids back to school, many parents are concerned about how schools teach nutrition in the classroom and model it in the lunchroom.  Many schools have taken measures to ensure healthy eating options are available to their students, and have also limited availability of sodas and junkfood in vending machines. In a recent press release, in fact, Maryland schools are […] Read more »