Keeping Your Resolutions

Resolution time is here! One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions is to lose weight and stay healthy. However, it is also one of the hardest to keep. Making changes in your day-to-day life can be difficult, whether you resolve to do so on January 1st or any other day of the year.  If…

Winter Break Survival Guide

The holiday season is full of cheer, and fun for all. However, this season also brings 10 days of school-free children looking for entertainment. Vacation can cause even the most capable of parents to wonder how they will survive. The easiest thing is to rely on TV, movies, and snacking on holiday leftovers. Unfortunately, these…

The Truth About Turkey

On Thanksgiving, a beautifully roasted turkey is the centerpiece of the meal. Turkey is Thanksgiving! However, the question remains: is turkey really healthier than beef? Unfortunately, the answer is not that simple. When cooked with its skin, the amount of saturated fat (bad fat) in poultry, is actually comparable to red meat. While removing the…

Healthy Thanksgiving-Themed Snacks

Gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means: fun turkey themed snacks for you and your kids! During this hectic holiday season, it is easy to get carried away with parties and overeating. With these healthy snacks, you and your kids can fill up on the healthy things first, so you can enjoy without over-indulging.…

Extra Candy? Fear not!

Halloween the holiday when fear is fun! But the scariest part of the holiday may be the volume of extra fat and sugar consumed by ourselves, and our children. Don’t get me wrong, having a treat on the holidays is great! After all, treats are what help make special occasions special. But moderation is key. The massive…

Preventing Illness

Schools can be a battleground for germs. Our curious children are constantly exploring lands unknown, and acquiring many germs along the way. Keeping our children clean, and feeding them the right things, can help increase their defense against illness. Below are our tips for keeping your children healthy during cold and flu season. Tips Good Child…

Sugar Addiction

How to Shake the Sugar Habit

Sugar fuels every cell in the brain, and is digested very quickly. Your brain sees sugar as a reward, causing it to continuously crave more of it. If you eat sugar frequently, you’re reinforcing that reward, making it difficult to break the habit. What is the maximum amount of added sugar we should have each…