Well it appears as though the cold has finally made its way here to Centre County, Pennsylvania! The cooler temperatures are a great excuse to hang out in the kitchen and to cook up some spirit-lifting goodness with your kids. One-pot meals are a great way to create healthy home-cooked meals that the whole family…Read more One-Pot Meals
Mmmmmmmm...summer means sweet fruit, and plenty of it. Check out your local farms for opportunities to pick your own fruit. This can be a fun experience for young and old, and it may even help with your child's pickiness. My son (as crazy as it sounds) refused to eat strawberries when he was 1 and…Read more Sweet Summer
We have been running a little experiment at home and with children in my research projects this past year. It's a buffet-effect type of study...the idea that you eat more when a variety of foods are present. My first experience with childhood obesity was my junior year as an undergraduate at the University of Buffalo. …Read more A Healthy Buffet?
I know what you are thinking because I have the same problem with my little sister. How do you get them to eat healthier foods? My mom and I have invented a few ways to get my younger sister to try new things that might work for you. My sister Abby, she looks up to…Read more Growing Child, Small Menu?
by Lori Francis For the past 2 years I have been trying to find the most creative ways to get my son (who is now 3) to eat anything that wouldn't classify him as a CARBivore. He had nothing but breastmilk for the first 6 months of his life, and then we simply started pureeing…Read more I Like Them Now!
by Lori Francis Quick fact. Children who help parents with meal preparation tend to be willing to try the foods they're served! Children can help not only by helping parents choose what to eat, but there are several ways that they can help with cooking and preparation. When Austin was 2, I got him started…Read more Let them be messy!