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‘The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan’ Q&A

‘The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan’ Q&A

I recently had an opportunity to read The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan: Proven Strategies to Enhance Learning and Focus for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders, a book by Author Dr. Robert Melillo. I have to say that everything I read was spot on. If you have dealt with a child that has a neurological disorder and have fought the seemingly never ending battles at the dinner table, you are looking for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Nutrition, Special Needs Children

Yes! Even You Could Have PreDiabetes

Yes! Even You Could Have PreDiabetes

It is no secret that as parents, we tend to spend much more time taking care of others than we do ourselves. You can try and tell yourself otherwise, but you know it is a fact. I get it! We have all been there at one point or another; there has been a time – probably more recently than you’d like to admit – when you put your own self-care to the side. But I am … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Nutrition

Will you #ChangeYourChicken?

Will you #ChangeYourChicken?

Did you know that most full-grown chickens have less than one square foot of space to live in– less than the size of an iPad? Pretty crazy to think about. I am sure that right now the last thing on your mind is the size of the living quarters of a chicken, but let me tell you, it should be something you are thinking about. Factory-like industrial farms subject billions of animals raised each year … Read entire article »

Filed under: Food Safety, Nutrition

Eat Like a Dino and 5 Other Ways to Introduce Kids to New Foods

Eat Like a Dino and 5 Other Ways to Introduce Kids to New Foods

My first child ate everything but I knew not to take credit for that. Some kids are just more cautious than others about new foods. Sure enough, my second (and now third) kids required more coaxing to get a balanced diet. My second child loves dinosaurs and when he was a kid, we would tell him his veggies were dino food! If he was a tyrannosaurus, those vegetables became his prey. We would encourage him to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Food, Nutrition

Fuel for Afterschool

Fuel for Afterschool

We’re on the road, trying to make it to gymnastics by warm-up with enough time to pull on leotards and hit the restrooms, and the kids are squabbling: “Gimme, it’s mine.” “You’re going to break it.” “Well, you’re a rooty-tooty face!” What is up with these kids? And what the heck is a “rooty-tooty face,” anyway? Then it hits me. In our rush to grab the older kids off the bus and get flipping on time, we … Read entire article »

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Getting a Great Start with Kellogg’s

Getting a Great Start with Kellogg’s

We’re a busy family. Isn’t everyone, these days? In between running my own business and volunteering, I take care of my four children, ages 7 and under (including the newborn who joined the team this November). So, I am teaming up with Kellogg’s this winter to learn about getting off to a great start. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting tips from Team Kellogg’s and sharing how these valuable nuggets of advice help my … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Food, Nutrition