Blog: Kids & Families

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Family Fun Night Giveaway

Family game nights are a super fun way to engage and spend time with your kiddos - without spending a dime! Enter now for a chance to win the ULTIMATE Prize Pack filled with all of your game night necessities!

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Is coconut oil truly good for you?

I recently had a booth at a local health fair. The theme of our booth revolved around dispelling myths and misunderstandings of various types of fat…coconut oil included. So many of the participants came up to our booth and said “I heard that coconut oil was really healthy” and…

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What is the best way to stick to a diet plan?

Your question is a good one. I think that following a healthy diet and practicing “good-for-you” lifestyle choices takes research, preparation, and time. I have had a plethora of patients that want to lose weight and begin to improve their diet and eating habits. I find that they are…

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Why does 100% juice have so much sugar?

As a registered dietitian, I encourage my clients to check out the nutrition label on the food that they are consuming. Your question makes me think that you have been investigating a few nutrition labels yourself, so…well done! The nutrition label does a good job at breaking down the…

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What are good substitutes for sugar?

Baking can be a great way to provide delicious sweet treats to your family. Unfortunately, many times these foods are filled with sugar and added calories. Do not fear! You can make several substitutions for sugar in order to still have the product taste sweet. I recommend using half of the…

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What are some good post-game snack ideas for kids?

Spring and summer can be a very busy time for parents and kids and often times healthy/balanced meals and snacks are hard to come by! First I would recommend making sure the kids are hydrated. Bring lots of water and I have started seeing parents bring large jugs of water infused with…

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A Handful of Healthy Picnic Tips

Picnic season is upon us, are you prepared?

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Is it true that skim milk or low fat dairy products are better for you?

Dairy products like cheese, milk, and yogurt (regardless of the fat content) are excellent sources of calcium, vitamin D and pack a mean protein punch. For years I have been recommending that my patients consume a few servings of dairy a day. To be honest, I generally recommended low fat…

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