Which one of these portion sizes do you normally eat? The three plates on the right are the Medium, Large and Super-sized you are served at McDonald’s. The smallest portion (½ cup) is the one recommended by the USDA. What is portion distortion? Portions we are served and we are used to eating are often…Read more Portion Distortion
On Monday, July 11th, we attended two different family events for The Healthy Bodies Project at the same time to present an educational nutrition display, provide a fun activity, and offer a food tasting! Although we were surprised by the low attendance at one of the events, we were still able to engage the students,…Read more Healthy Bodies Project Family Events
We've been busy bringing nutrition education to children and families in our community. We had 2 family events in rural Pennsylvania this month, where we talked to families about eating healthy on a budget, and we shared tips on making mealtime family time. Adults and children were able to taste guacamole and a bean burrito...many…Read more In the Community
We've been having fun teaching children nutrition facts and cooking skills, as well as kitchen safety. Our awesome staff has been working with groups of children in Mifflintown and Philipsburg, PA to create delicious, healthy snacks and meals. Here is a photo of our Mifflintown cooking class and their zucchini pizzas, which they loved! We've…Read more Cooking with Kids
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?