Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'overweight''

Health by Chocolate: Top 3 Reasons to Eat It

Health by Chocolate: Top 3 Reasons to Eat It

By: Jodie Shield, RD As if anybody needs a reason to eat chocolate!  But if you do, here’s the bittersweet truth about everybody’s favorite sweet stuff – – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is . [...]

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 [...]

Weeknight Survival Menu: Last-Minute Lasagna

Weeknight Survival Menu: Last-Minute Lasagna

By: Jodie Shield, RD Need help surviving those hectic week nights? Here’s a beat-the-clock menu that can be prepared in 15 minutes or less – – from the time you walk in the door until you [...]

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 [...]

Do Kids Really Need Snacks?

Do Kids Really Need Snacks?

By: Jodie Shield, RD Preschoolers have tiny tummy capacities. Teens are eating machines. Three daily meals may not be enough to provide all the nutrients kids require. Because many kids need to eat snacks to help them grow [...]

The New and Improved School Lunch

The New and Improved School Lunch

How to Avoid a Food Fight! By: Jodie Shield, RD Have you checked out the school cafeteria? They’re here – new and improved school lunches. This year the first phase of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act kicks in [...]

Quick and Healthy Tuna Olé – No Cooking Required!

Quick and Healthy Tuna Olé – No Cooking Required!

By: Jodie Shield, RD When the weather gets too hot to handle, I rely on this tasty tuna taco.  Make sure you use tuna packed in water as it will cut calories significantly.  Save prep time [...]

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 [...]