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10 Tips for Inviting Kids to Eat Healthy Foods

For this article, we interviewed Dr. Heidi Sivers Boyce, President of the Oregon Athletic Clubs, which encourages elements of healthy lifestyle for every member of the family. Before this position, Dr. Sivers Boyce owned P. B. & Ellie’s Cafe in Southwest Portland. The restaurant offered organic, local & other healthier-choice meals especially for young diners and their parents.
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Food For Teens

Nutrition during the teen years is crucial to their successful development so make sure you try and get rid of some basic non-healthy foods like salt, sugar, fat and empty calories. Now that you have gotten rid of the most harmful aspects of your food, you need to replace those foods you just got rid of with new healthier foods. Try and find yummy alternatives like pretzels instead of potato hips, or air-popped popcorn instead of greasy and buttery packaged popcorn. Don’t be afraid to try new food combinations and attempt a few new recipes in the kitchen. Learning to eat healthy can be fun and tasty.
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Teaching Kids Table Manners

Kids’ table manners seem to be in short supply, at least with the kids I have seen at school, parties and restaurants. I have made it clear to my kids that table manners are important, make dining more pleasant for everyone, and increase their chances of being invited back again.
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How to Turn Your Fussy Eater Into A Happy Eater

Do you dread meal-time battles with your picky child? Does your little one have a no-veg policy, exist on a macaroni-and-cheese-only diet, or continually throw tantrums at the dinner table because they just don’t want to eat? If this sounds familiar, don’t despair just yet! The following tricks have been known to work wonders with fussy eaters:
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Packing Healthy School Lunches

For many parents, the happiest time of the year is when the kids return to school after summer holidays. However, the daunting task of packing healthy school lunches – that the kids will actually eat – may put a damper on your enthusiasm.  As a school mom who has packed thousands of lunches, let me offer you some tips for quick lunch bag ideas: Read more…

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A Healthy Eating Plan for Families

If you’re a mom and you don’t have any idea on what foods to serve to your kids, here’s a healthy eating plan that will surely help you give your children all the nutrients that they need. Providing healthy foods is the main focus of a healthy eating plan. Before you head to the grocery store, there are some guidelines that you need to follow.
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Back to School Recipes and Nutrition

As the kids go back to school and work quickly falls back into its rapid pace, here are some nutritional lunchbox tips for the kids – and you!
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5-Minute Strawberry Jam

Nothing tastes better than fresh picked strawberries. For many people, making homemade jams and jellies conjures up memories of grandmother in the kitchen preparing bushels of fruit, stirring and straining, and sterilizing jars. Actually, nothing could be simpler. The key to making jam is small batches. Do not double the recipe. The jam will not set up. This strawberry jam keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. But, we’ve never been able to keep it around that long! Its also great as an ice cream topping.
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