More Big Food News: Tacos and Kiddie Ads
Last week brought more announcements of healthy steps the food industry has promised to take to improve the health of our children (and us, the big kids too). 1. Taco Bell is the latest to jump on the trans fat free band wagon. By April all of the...
Ditch the Fat Comments
It's no secret that childhood obesity is a serious issue and we need to reverse this trend. The secret we haven't figured out is how to indeed make that reversal. One thing for certain, constantly reminding your child that he or she needs to lose ...
Something Else To Blame for Childhood Obesity
It’s probably no secret to any of you that we have a childhood obesity problem (and an adult obesity problem too for that matter) in this country. What does seem to be a secret is why? Everyone has their theories – kids don’t get enough physical a...
Recipe of the Week: Zucchini and Apple Salad
Here is another recipe from my dear friend and fellow registered dietitian Dona Richwine. I made this salad at Farmers' Markets for the Ask the Dietitian program for the LA County Nutrition Program and it went over superbly. The secret to this rec...
Filling the Whole Grain Gap
My first comment came in today, yay! And actually it was a request for ideas on how to get more whole grains into our kids’ diets. It can seem like a daunting task when our kids are so used to consuming refined grain foods made with enriched flour...
Newsbites June 23: Shaq, Kid Marketing, TGIF's smaller
Are y'all gonna check out Shaquille O'Neal's childhood obesity themed reality series this week, "Shaq's Big Challenge"? I certainly am. In the six part series Shaq challenges 6 overweight tweens to adopt healthier lifestyles and increase their act...
Grand Rounds 3.34
Many Thanx to Daniel Goldberg at Medical Humanities Blog for inlcuding The Family Fork in this week's Grand Rounds 3.34. His issue is packed with good info.. check it out.Have a fruit and veggie filled day!
4th of July Where the Grilling is Easy
Having a 4th of July barbeque and firing up the grill? Turns out grilling is a pretty lowfat way of cooking and helps make the healthy stuff even tastier. Here are a few tips from me and the American Dietetic Association to help boost flavor witho...
Disney Hops on the Healthy Kid Food Bandwagon
I told you this healthy food thing is catching on. The Walt Disney Company is the latest conglomerate to get in on the action. And I have to say good for them. Every little bit helps.So what are they doing? The Company announced today nutritional ...
Recipe of the Week: Power Play Salsa
Ok, I'm back with the salsa recipe I promised a couple weeks ago from the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Nutrition Network. Did you know salsa is poised to take over ketchup as the most popular condiment in America? I personally lov...