Want happier family mealtimes? Stop serving your kids.

Yup, you heard me. I led a parent workshop last night, titled “Peas and Harmony.” The goal of the program was to share simple strategies and practical tips for raising happy, healthy eaters, and for minimizing mealtime stress (if you’d like to have me come and speak to your group, just click here and we’ll be in touch.) The dialogue last night got me thinking. In every...
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Let’s Get Started

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time with starting things. Starting is tough. It’s easy to find things in our lives we wish were different; from reorganizing our closets, to shifting careers, to changing the way we feed our kids. We can see the rosy vision of how it’s all going to be when we get there in the end: the cupboards stacked with neatly folded towels, the...
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This Is What Perfect Looks Like

Are you surprised?  Were you expecting a model with flawless skin and washboard abs? Perhaps a picture of rosy-cheeked children seated at the table, happily munching away on kale salad and grilled salmon?   Nope.  Step up and take a good, long look in the mirror.  Be sure to angle it out to capture all that’s around you: – your home and your family; no matter what happens to be...
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For healthier weight for the whole family, eat here!

You thought I was going to tell you about the latest new restaurant, didn’t you?  Nope.  Save your budget and sit down with your family at your very own table and you’re all much more likely to have a healthy weight status. That’s the news from a recent study conducted at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab.  The researchers looked at the relationship between every day...
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Research Proves it – Seeing Leads to Eating!

I’ve known it all along, but I love hearing that research confirms what I’m doing! A team at the University of Iowa has just released the results of a study that looked at the impact of vivid images on food choices.  They found that kids were much more likely to serve themselves a meal including veggies after seeing a vibrant photo of a salad on display at the entrance to the...
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