By Colette Martin Approximately 8% of our children now have food allergies – that’s an average of two in every classroom. Food allergies have reached epidemic proportions (having grown 50% between 1997 and 2011), and it has changed the way we need to think about food in the classroom. Whether your child with food allergies is [...]
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This healthy, sweet chicken salad is perfect for a warm summer day and is packed with nutrients to keep your kiddos fueled during the day. With lean chicken, fresh spinach and a touch of sweetness from orange juice, this nutritious dish will satisfy your kiddos taste buds AND tummies! It’s also one of the many [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Make dining out more enjoyable for everyone by giving kiddos this healthy food-focused activity sheet to work on while everyone waits for their meals! Click the image below to open and print the PDF:
Create various activities with this kid-friendly grocery shopping list! Little ones can use it to spot items at the grocery store, or older kids can write out their own shopping list for recipes they want to cook. Click the image to open and print the PDF: