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Do You Know Your Beans?

Do You Know Your Beans?

By: Jodie Shield, RD   Beans belong to the family of plants known as legumes, of which there are about two thousand varieties all over the world.  Beans are a key ingredient in many ethnic foods.  [...]

Healthy Families Eat Beans

Healthy Families Eat Beans

By: Jodie Shield, RD While beans may not be magical enough to grow a fairy-tale beanstalk, they do work their own kind of magic on our health.  Several studies suggest that eating beans may prevent heart [...]

Portion Distortion

Portion Distortion

By: Jodie Shield, RD When kids follow the MyPlate recommendations for daily servings, they are well on their way to healthy eating and a healthy weight. Unfortunately, many kids today seem to be suffering from “portion [...]

How To Buy Eggs

How To Buy Eggs

  By: Jodie Shield, RD When it comes to buying eggs, it’s not six of one, half dozen of the other.  Brown, jumbo, grade A, organic -there are so many factors to consider.As you’re checking out [...]

Hard Facts About Soft Drinks

Hard Facts About Soft Drinks

by Jodie Shield and Mary Mullen, RD MS In 2009 sales of carbonated beverages totaled $18.7 billion—that is about $5 billion more than total milk sales! One reason why soft drinks are so popular is the price. Kids learn [...]

Ice Speed: Fueling Strategies for Hockey

Ice Speed: Fueling Strategies for Hockey

by Monique Ryan, MS RD CSSD LDN   When it comes to fuel, the demands of high school ice hockey players are great. Speeding explosively across the ice requires muscular strength, endurance, and superior skating skills. Consuming [...]

Kids Unplugged

Kids Unplugged

By: Jodie Shield, MED, RDN  Whether your child is in preschool or high school, one thing is for certain — it is time for you to seize the remote and take control. Reducing the amount of time [...]

Know Your Child’s BMI

Know Your Child’s BMI

  By: Jodie Shield, RD and Mary Mullen RD From Kids Eat Right http://www.eatright.org/kids/article.aspx?id=6442467451 Want to know how your child’s weight measures up? It’s tricky to tell whether a child or teen is overweight. Since kids are [...]

Healthy Eating For Families: Your Pre-Teen’s Weight

Healthy Eating For Families: Your Pre-Teen’s Weight

  by Susan Moores, MS RD Are you worried that your pre-teen may be gaining weight? A major growth spurt often occurs during the pre-teen (middle school) years. Every part of a child’s body changes in [...]

Healthy Eating for Families: Do You Baby Your Baby?

Healthy Eating for Families: Do You Baby Your Baby?

  By: Roberta Duyff, RD There’s alot to know about feeding an infant and a toddler — and about ensuring a positive eating experience from day one. Check yourself out on these baby-feeding basics. Which infant-feeding [...]