By Maryann Jacobsen It’s officially spring – the time many people spring clean their houses to start over fresh. But there’s another type of spring cleaning that’s even more helpful: overhauling family meals. That’s right. Dissecting all that goes on at meals can help you get rid of what isn’t working and add more of [...]
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What is School Readiness? Stated in simple terms, school readiness means that a child possesses the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for high achievement in school and later learning in life. It is a measure of how well prepared—cognitively, socially, emotionally—a child is to succeed in school. There is consensus, based upon a wealth of [...]
Don’t let rainy days get you down. We have some great ideas for hours of entertainment to keep you and your kids busy when the weather keeps you inside the house. Have fun! Indoor Scavenger Hunt: Use the whole house and spread creative clues around. Your kids will love the challenge of figuring out [...]
Warmer weather is appearing in many parts of the country, which means spring has sprung! Of course, this also means it’s time for spring cleaning. Avoid hazardous chemicals (and the pungent odors that accompany them) by making your own cleaning products using lemons. Each of these recipes calls for lemons and a few other safe, [...]
By Sally Kuzemchak of Real Mom Nutrition As a home cook, I’m a little bit lazy and a whole lot frugal. If there is a way to save money or time, I will try it. Not every effort is successful, but once in a while I stumble upon a kitchen trick that’s a real keeper. [...]
By Emia Oppenheim, PhD, RD, LD Playdates are a corner stone to building children’s self-confidence and independence. Play dates at friends’ houses provide a chance for a child to strengthen their social muscles in a safe setting. But for parents with children that have allergies or those who are thinking of hosting a child with allergies, [...]
Easy and Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipe: Mini Cheeseburger Pizza Pies By Liz Weiss March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme, Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle, was top of mind when I cooked up this nutrient-rich, kid-friendly recipe for Cheeseburger Pizza Pies. As a mom, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and family food blogger at Meal Makeover Moms’ [...]
If you’re looking for some easy and healthy dinner recipes that the whole family will enjoy, then serve up one of our nutritious soups from our Grow Fit™ menu! These recipes are perfect for kids and adults, alike! They are nutrient-rich, flavor-packed, and will give you a chance to taste some of the fresh and [...]
5 Things You Need to Know About Toddlers and Nutrition by Maryann Jacobsen It’s National Nutrition Month and I could write about what foods toddlers need to grow up healthy. But the truth is there are key barriers to feeding toddlers for which most parents aren’t prepared. With the right information, parents can arm themselves with [...]
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