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Should You Weigh Every Day?

Should You Weigh Every Day?

Find out how often the “biggest losers” step on the scale! By: Jodie Shield, RD If you’re trying to lose weight, how often should you step on the scale – once a week, occasionally or everyday? [...]

How to Toss Beans Into Family Meals

How to Toss Beans Into Family Meals

Three tasty bean tips you can count on!  By: Jodie Shield, RD Beans are a great source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, but many kids – mine included- wish they could toss them out the window [...]

Five Tips for Dealing with Halloween Candy Overload

Five Tips for Dealing with Halloween Candy Overload

  How to prevent your kids from turning into candy monsters! By: Jodie Shield, RD At my house when kids chant, “Trick or treat, give me something good to eat.” You know what I say? Define [...]

Is Your BMI Over Rated?

Is Your BMI Over Rated?

By: Jodie Shield, RD Just when everyone was making their New Year’s resolution to lose weight, a new government study came out reporting that people who are moderately heavy (30 or so pounds above a healthy [...]

Body Fat Scales – Do They Really Work?

Body Fat Scales – Do They Really Work?

By: Jodie Shield, RD Many of you have asked me what I think about body fat scales – are they accurate?  What’s the best one to buy?  Do they really measure body fat?  Well I confess: [...]

Top 3 Healthiest Nuts

Top 3 Healthiest Nuts

Bursting with flavor and kid appeal, nuts are an energizing treat for the holiday crunch.  By Jodie Shield, RD Are your kids nuts about nuts? Mine are, especially now that they know a “nutcracker” isn’t just [...]

Physical Activity: Kids Just Want to Have Fun!

Physical Activity: Kids Just Want to Have Fun!

By: Jodie Shield, RD The key to getting kids to be more physically active is to focus on the fundamentals – family and fun.  The best way to do this is to make sure the entire [...]

Healthy Birthday Cakes

Healthy Birthday Cakes

  By: Jodie Shield, RD A birthday party just wouldn’t be the same without a cake.  A cake signals that it’s time to sing “Happy Birthday,” make a wish, blow out the candles, and open the [...]

How to Plan a Fun and Healthy Birthday Party for Your Child

How to Plan a Fun and Healthy Birthday Party for Your Child

  By: Jodie Shield, RD All foods, even cake, ice cream, and candy, have their place in a healthy diet.   That’s the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (www.eatright.org).  Kids can eat anything they want in [...]

Teen Weight Loss Strategies: What Really Works?

Teen Weight Loss Strategies: What Really Works?

By: Jodie Shield, RD Currently one out of every three U.S. teens is battling obesity. In my opinion, this is a big deal because research shows that obese teens have a 70% chance of becoming obese [...]