James Burkholder, Organic Dairy Farmer for Organic Valley, with his children Thinking about climate change and environmental destruction can be downright overwhelming. Seems like everyday we’re hearing bad news: environmental agencies being de-funded, more natural disasters due to rising temperatures, and impending doom about where our planet is headed. Before you run away and hide, I have
As a nutritionist and food-loving parent who wants to raise healthy yet non-obsessive eaters, I frequently think about my approach to food at home. I like to offer healthy options, encourage my kids to try new foods, and provide an environment where the produce is plentiful and the treats, though present, are not a huge focus. Overall, I view my nutritional job
Eating at home regularly is good for our health, budget and family relationships. But in order to eat at home, you have to know how to make a few things. And while this sounds easy, it’s intimidating for many of us who don’t feel confident in the kitchen. I often hear chefs tell non-chefs to
The other day my husband and I were trying to remember how spent our evenings before having kids. Embarrassingly enough, we could hardly recall what we used to do with the time we now devote to feeding, bathing, reading, teeth-brushing and corralling kiddos before bed. One thing we were able to remember was that I used to make
At any given time, people are collectively pointing fingers at a particular food or ingredient, saying it’s the thing to blame for our current obesity epidemic. Right now that food is sugar. But is sugar – and all it’s pseudonyms – really to blame for obesity? I say no. Though Americans do eat a lot more sugar
Halloween is just two days away, and it seems like there’s candy everywhere I go. While I’m all for occasional indulgence, eating a nibble here and a nibble there can add up to unwanted extra pounds pretty fast. Not to mention worsen diet quality, which may mean poorer health as we head into cold & flu season.
The holidays are a tough time to maintain or start healthy habits. With temptation around every bend, even the most diligent eaters and exercisers can get thrown off. But this season, I’m trying to lose a few. Not because I’m worried about how much I actually weigh, but because after 5 months of eating like a breast-feeding mom