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Eating Out with Baby

Eating Out with Baby

Restaurants, unless they are fast-food joints, often require a special etiquette on the part of parents with babies. If you take your child to a restaurant (especially a fancy one) to celebrate a special occasion, you will have a more relaxed and enjoyable time if you:

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Dining Out with Youngsters

Strategies for successful dining

Dining Out with Youngsters

When our two oldest were very young, we would dine out nearly every Saturday night. I found Hayley, two, and Hannah, one, fairly easy to handle in restaurants, perhaps because we had begun taking them out as newborns. As long as we met their needs first, the girls were near-perfect dinner companions (and still are). Taking them along meant Tom and I got a chance to try out some local, moderately priced restaurants without paying a babysitter.
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Eating with Elegance

Eating with Elegance

"How do I eat this at all—never mind gracefully?" you say to yourself as you stare at the intricately tangled spaghetti on your plate. Well, pasta isn't the only challenge when it comes to eating with elegance. The following is a list of difficult foods to eat, along with some tips on how to eat them correctly.

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Scared to Eat

It Starts So Young

Scared to Eat

Young children are at war with their bodies. They are frightened of food. Food will make them FAT! Preschool girls are telling their mothers they want to go on diets.

Elementary schoolchildren are counting the fat grams in their cafeteria food. Six-year-old children are being diagnosed as anorexic.

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Troubleshooting a Preschooler's Eating

Not enough vegetables and fruit

Troubleshooting a Preschooler's Eating

As kids get older, they tend to accept new foods more easily. I've noticed that Hayley, who is nearly six, has become more adventurous in the past year. There are strategies to improve nutrition while you are waiting for your child to be more accepting of a wide range of foods. Here are some of the most common roadblocks to good nutrition, and some simple solutions.

Your Child Won't Eat Vegetables

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Why Eat Together?

Why Eat Together?

Family meals are much more than a time for kids to sit at the same table with siblings and parents. Kids crave ritual and family meals are a part of a routine they can count on and take comfort in. Mealtimes may be one of the only parts of the day when children get to talk with their parents without a lot of other distractions, including the television and radio. In fact, research shows dinner conversation boosts a child's vocabulary, which could translate into improved academic performance down the line.

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Healthy Eating: Caffeine

Healthy Eating: Caffeine

Caffeine is a substance that occurs naturally in certain plants, including coffee, tea, cocoa beans, and kola nuts. Many people drink coffee or caffeinated products to get themselves going or to prevent fatigue. People ingest caffeine mostly from colas, soft drinks, coffee, tea, chocolate, caffeinated water, over-the-counter drugs, and prescription drugs. There are more than a thousand different over-the-counter and prescription drugs that list caffeine as an ingredient. There is even a very small amount of caffeine in decaffeinated coffee.

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Encouraging Good Eating Habits in Toddlers

Tips and strategies for toddlers

Encouraging Good Eating Habits in Toddlers

At this stage, baby will discover his favorite foods, and trying to get him to eat anything else becomes a challenge. I know this because Michael was stuck on macaroni and cheese for four years and Brandon still wants Bagel Bites as a side dish at age eight. Oops!

Teach your child to feed himself by letting him feed himself. It gets messy, but be patient. Eventually the mess will probably bother your child more than you! Yay!

Updated: May 15, 2019

Act It Out Game

Act It Out Game

Ages:4 to 10

Materials:Index cards, markers, large piece construction paper, erasers.

On the back of 3x5 index cards, write various activities for people to do: Organize the actions by categories, such as Animals ("Make a cow sound"); Physical Things ("Jump up and down on one foot three times"); Silly Songs ("Make up a dinosaur version of Old McDonald"); or Tongue Twisters ("Say 'she sells sea shells by the sea shore' five times").

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Healthy Eating: Mighty Minerals

Potassium & sodium

Healthy Eating: Mighty Minerals

A balanced diet means getting all of the minerals, as well as the vitamins, that your body needs to maintain good health. The best way to guarantee optimal intake of minerals is to understand why these nutrients are important and to learn how to design and consume a nutritious, balanced diet based on your individual needs.

What Are Minerals?

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Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia

Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia

Eating disorders are diseases in which weight control and eating behaviors have gone so far as to become life- and health-threatening. They can result from a diet taken too seriously, a hope to improve performance, a desire to please others, goals of becoming a model or making a weight class, or an extreme sense of perfectionism and even competition to be thinner than others.

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Healthy Eating: Hunger vs Cravings

Healthy Eating: Hunger vs Cravings

The question is, is it a craving, or am I really hungry? We first need to understand the difference between a physical food craving—or actual hunger—and an emotional food craving. Cravings can be caused by either physical or psychological needs. Emotional cravings or eating triggers are usually caused by psychological needs, while hunger is a biological function of the body's real need for food. Emotional cravings can lead to bingeing. Learn to listen to your body and know what it is trying to tell you.

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Updated: May 14, 2019

It's Time to Ditch the iPads When Dining Out

child using ipad while dining out

The idea of a family dinner out at a restaurant sounds so appealing in theory. Eating out can be a way to celebrate a special occasion, to get in some quality time as a family, or to explore a new area when traveling. The reality of dining out with kids can often be very different though. Sometimes, they may struggle with sitting still and using indoor voices. Other times, you may find yourself doubling the server’s tip due to food thrown on the floor or shattered plates needing to be cleaned up. 

Updated: June 26, 2019

Eating Healthy: 11 Food Rules for Families

Child Eating Vegetables

Eating Healthy is on almost every adult's New Year's Resolution wish list, accompanied by a resolution to feed your family healthier. As far as resolutions go, it can be one of the easiest to keep. After all, it's not that specific of a goal, and after a few weeks of consciously making healthier choices, these choices become habits. Especially if those choices are simple, sustainable, and easy to remember.

Eating Smart When You Have Diabetes

Eating Smart When You Have Diabetes

If you're diagnosed with diabetes, you should definitely seek the nutritional advice of a registered dietitian, preferably one who is certified as a diabetes educator (credentials will read R.D., C.D.E.). The goal of nutrition therapy is to restore and maintain blood glucose levels to as near normal as possible. This means balancing your food with insulin and activity levels.

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