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5 EASY BENTO BOX LUNCHES FOR KIDS

Moms and dads are busy and pressed for time, and trying to pack a healthy lunch during hectic school day mornings can add to the frustration. But the bento box provides a perfect solution! Bento is a meal concept originating in Japan, consisting of food items held in different containers within a box. A traditional […]

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22 Easy, Healthy Meals and Snacks
for Back-to-School

If you’re a busy parent like me, the last thing you want to do during the back-to-school morning rush is find time to put together a healthy lunch for your kids. I’ve found that taking the time to prepare easy, nutritious breakfasts and lunches is a better option. Spending a few hours to plan ahead, […]

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Healthy Snacking Tips
& 7 Healthy Snack Ideas

The back to school season is here and it’s time to start thinking about packing lunch boxes again. Snacking can sometimes get a bad rap, but nutrient-dense snacks are the perfect way to keep your child’s energy up during the school day and to avoid getting hungry between meals. The grocery store aisles would have […]

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HEADING TO THE FAIR?
HOW TO ENJOY OVER-THE-TOP FAIR FOOD

Enjoying yourself without overindulging can feel like a delicate balance, especially when carnival rides are involved. Here are a few tips for surviving the food at the San Diego County Fair: Eat before you go. Don’t show up starving and you’ll be less likely to over-indulge. Choose your favorites. Decide beforehand what your family’s favorite […]

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National Nutrition Month: Simple ways to encourage families to be healthier

Happy National Nutrition Month! We know that navigating family life and managing busy schedules while trying to be healthy can seem easier said than done. However, it is possible to make big shifts in family health by creating healthy habits through small daily actions. In honor of National Nutrition Month, here are five habits to help you improve your nutrition this month.

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Breakfast: How to make the most important meal of the day easy

“I don’t have time to eat breakfast.” This is what I hear from the majority of my middle school and high school patients, and I always have the following conversation with them: “Breakfast is called breakfast because you are BREAKing the FAST from sleeping all night long! When our bodies are ready to start the […]

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Great Grains for Babies and Toddlers

Just like grown-ups, babies and toddlers benefit from eating a variety of grains as part of a healthy diet, including whole grains. Whole grains contain many benefits: they are rich sources of iron and other vitamins, minerals, fiber, and nutrients that help babies and toddlers stay healthy and strong. Examples of whole grains include steel-cut […]

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Healthy Snacks for Kids

Many families are on the go all day and need to find healthy snacks to grab and eat on the run. Rather than reaching for another sugary granola bar, here are some healthier alternatives to add into the mix!

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