Moms’ Burning Questions: Dessert as a Reward?

If most of my child’s diet is well rounded, does it matter that he has a rewarding dessert here and there? After all, he’s a kid! I’m all about dessert, especially homemade sweets, but not with the “reward” word attached to it.  Rewards for good behavior, school grades, etc. should not be linked to food, […]

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Moms’ Burning Questions: My Kids Always Reach for Sweets!

My daughter is good and often eats the fruits and veggies I put on her plate. But when the decision is hers, she’ll reach for a cookie or another processed sweet. How can I get her to make better decisions on her own? She’s only 8, so I don’t want to be too controlling over […]

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Moms’ Burning Questions: Is Fro Yo Really a Healthy Treat?

Although I eat frozen yogurt at least twice each week, my family enjoys Tutti Fruiti and 16 Handles as special treats.  I understand that yogurt has wonderful nutritional benefits, but I am most concerned about the calorie counts and health benefits for their delicious add-ons, especially the carob chips and chocolate crunch toppings. Are these […]

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Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Apples

APPLES Apples are one of the most recognizable fruits to kids, and typically a favorite!  Little ones (especially those who have lost their two front teeth!) may appreciate them cut into wedges, and some kids prefer the skin peeled off, but no matter how you slice it, kids love apples.  They come in a seemingly […]

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Eater’s Confession Booth: Dessert Addict

I have a die-hard dessert habit.  I love to end my meals with something sweet (chocolate, cookies, ice cream), but I think I’m starting to put on pounds because of my sweet tooth.  What can I do cut down on dessert? –Sugar High Well, Sugar High, there’s nothing wrong with having cake on your birthday […]

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