Tag: nutrition

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real About Healthy Kids’ Lunches with Tara McCarthy, RDN

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real About Healthy Kids’ Lunches with Tara McCarthy, RDN

Tara McCarthy is a registered dietitian nutritionist at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Her above-and-beyond effort to personally experience the special diets she recommends– creating, testing, and eating a variety of recipes– was just featured in the news! I was thrilled to have her on […]

This Meat Research Study is Bad to the Bone

This Meat Research Study is Bad to the Bone

So you may have seen some sensational nutrition headlines saying things like Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice and Is Eating Beef Healthy? The New Fight Raging In Nutrition Science. They’re talking about a horribly flawed research study […]

The Latest Weight Loss Science

The Latest Weight Loss Science

Want to know more about what works for healthy, holistic weight loss? Cutting edge research just published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine shows us that behavioral change support, in the form of a health coach at your primary care doctor’s office, can be […]

Your Local Farmer’s Market Strategy

Your Local Farmer’s Market Strategy

Yes the produce and products at a farmers market are fresh and beautiful and healthy… and expensive. I want my family to enjoy the local bounty, but without busting our budget. So we have a strategy: Twenty bucks. That’s our farmer’s market allowance. The kids […]

A Pediatric Specialist on Processed Foods

A Pediatric Specialist on Processed Foods

I know very well that a whole-foods plant-based diet is the ideal everyday-for-life diet. Hubby and I cook and enjoy a vegetarian meal about three or four nights a week, sometimes more. Heck, we get excited about things like brussel sprouts and broccoli rabbe.  But […]

Cooking with kids: Three ways to encourage a lifetime of healthy food choices

Cooking with kids: Three ways to encourage a lifetime of healthy food choices

While it’s so important to nurture a love of plant foods in our children, it’s also important not to make eating a stressful event. When kids associate “food” with “anxiety”, bad things happen. I.E. eating disorders like emotional overeating. But we do want to encourage […]

A Little More Thought On A Somewhat Controversial Post

A Little More Thought On A Somewhat Controversial Post

In my last post, Doctor, Judge Thyself, I described how I go to great efforts to help patients make healthy lifestyle changes, and I admitted that I get frustrated and judgmental when met with great resistance. The post generated significant page views and commentary, which signals […]

Nachos and Cookies For Lunch…Bad Mommy, or Healthy Moderation?

Nachos and Cookies For Lunch…Bad Mommy, or Healthy Moderation?

The kids and I had homemade nachos for lunch today, with girl scout cookies for dessert. Later, for an afternoon activity, we made and decorated sugar cookies. And no, I’m not  concerned about any of us. As a matter of fact, the kids had ice cream […]