Keeping the Cold and Flu at Bay
Our kids have been back to school for over a month now. Any of them bring home a cold yet? Was that a silly question? It seems inevitable that our kids will contract a cold or the flu at least once each winter and pass it on to everyone else in th...
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...
X-Treme Eating: Tips to Avoid
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is at it again. (If you remember I've referred to them a couple times in recent posts Soda Not So Lucrative for Schools and Weight Loss Claims Under Fire) The consumer watchdog group has coined the ...
Belated Grand Rounds 3.28 Thank You
A belated thank you to Dr. Keagirl at Urostream for including The Family Fork in her delightful Grand Rounds 3.28 edition.Please check it out and enjoy her "just the facts approach".Thank you again Urogirl!!!!
While I was writing the recipe for the bruschetta I got kind of tomato basil happy, and was thinking "Insalata Caprese is a fabulous appetizer too and even easier to make". So if you've got extra tomatoes or want an alternative here's another reci...
Recipe of the Week: Update: Tri-Color Tuna Fiesta Bowl
This is a recipe I came up with on the fly and feeling in the mood for something with kidney beans and tuna. Sounds a little wacky but I was definitely feeling a bean need that day. I hesitate to call this a salad as it seems anything cold that is...
Junk Food Newsbites
Junk food marketing has gone way beyond TV advertising to target our kids, which probably doesn't surprise but many parents may not even realize where it's all coming from. So says a new report out this past week “Interactive Food & Beverage M...