Over the next few months we will present a series of posts titled "From a French Perspective". This series will feature posts from our new intern, Clara Lerond, a Food and Health student from Institut LaSalle Beauvais. During this series she'll discuss different food and health issues, such as dietary guidelines and eating habits- from a…Read more From a French Perspective: Dietary guidelines in France and the USA
Remember the last post, Hidden sugars, part 1, where we talked about how some of our favorite drinks, like milk, may have more sugar in them than what we naturally think. This time we're going to talk about two other drinks: sports drinks and juice! Now for those performance-enhancing sports drinks- One orange Gatorade has…Read more Hidden sugars, part 2
Walk into any grocery store and you will find a myriad of food products claiming to be “healthy”, “all natural”, “low-fat”, and “diet-friendly”, among others. Unfortunately, many of these claims are misleading – for example, a product that’s labeled low in fat is likely to be high in sugar so that it’s still palatable to…Read more Hidden sugars, part 1
Sodium adds a delicious, though not very nutritious, element to our meals- often without us even realizing it! We need sodium to help our cells function, but most people eat way over the amount that their body needs! If you’re eating more than about a teaspoon a day, chances are you have too much sodium…Read more Strike out the sodium
Here are some healthy alternative ways to cook. Check out each video for "how-to" steps: Steaming: The healthiest cooking technique around is streaming. It's also very quick and easy. The short cooking time helps preserve nutrients as well. How to steam: http://youtu.be/Vmqfl3mxfK0 Grilling: This technique add calorie-free flavor to meats, vegetables and even fruits. The high…Read more Steaming, grilling & baking: Alternative Ways to Cook
One of the best ways to get kids excited about eating healthy and preparing nutritious foods is to get them involved and create a theme! In addition, feel free to include some fun facts and history about your theme to increase your child’s learning. A good parent never misses an opportunity to incorporate knowledge and…Read more Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Treats
There are tons of great ways to get your child excited about fruits and vegetables—and this is one of the silliest! Here's what you'll need: Popsicle sticks A printed picture of a banana, tangerine slice, and any other fruit or vegetable you’d like Construction paper Glue Camera Once you have assembled your materials with your child,…Read more It’s time for a PHOTOSHOOT!