I'm a dietitian and mom. Welcome to my no-judgments zone all about feeding kids! I began this blog in 2009 to reassure fellow moms that it’s okay to not be perfect, not have all the answers, and have kids who prefer mac-n-cheese to mushroom risotto.
Here’s how one school is helping to feed families in their community–and teaching students about compassion and service to others. This might work in your school too!
I have a very inspiring friend. She’s a special education teacher at an elementary school and the most giving person I know. Several years ago, she and the principal were brainstorming ways to help school families who they knew needed food assistance. They created a school program called Feed A Friend and made it a service project for the third grade class each year to help fight hunger.
Once a month, school families who need extra help get one or two bags full of donated food that includes both fresh and shelf-stable items. Feed A Friend helps 8-12 families per year, who either ask to be part of the program or respond to a letter sent home inquiring about interest.
Everyone in the school community pitches in to supply the food, and the school’s PTA donates fresh fruit and bread each month. Some months, they also receive food donations from neighbors and businesses in the community. Here is the flyer that goes home to school families:
Here’s how it works: School families are asked to donate food items on the third Thursday of the month (they purposely chose the end of the month because it’s a time when families who depend on assistance such as SNAP benefits may be running low). Teachers and students sort the food onto tables in a classroom into categories such as cereal, canned vegetables, and dry pasta and sauce. Then students help pack the food into paper or reusable grocery bags.
On the day I visited, the bags included canned vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, canned soup and milk, dry pasta, pasta sauce, granola bars and crackers, bread, and a large bag of apples. A family that mostly cooks from scratch also received flour and salt. Some families had miscellaneous items like shampoo, paper towels, and laundry detergent placed in their bags.
Feed A Friend is designed to be stigma-free. “We decided to have zero taboo around the food,” says my friend. “We don’t hide the bags or hide the name labels on them. We talk to the students about what different kinds of help looks like, and about how needing help with food is a normal thing to have happen.”
Feed A Friend not only teaches the students about the importance of service to others but also about compassion–and that it’s okay to need help and get help. “The kids get to think about what they have, about helping their friends who need some support. They get to learn about what it means to help other people and that accepting help from other people is a normal part of life,” she says. I asked the third graders what they enjoyed about being part of the Feed A Friend program, and they said things such as, “I like helping the families” and “I believe that no kid should go hungry.”
Once the bags are packed, the children help load them onto carts and deliver them to various teachers and staff members, who personally deliver them to the families’ homes. The volunteers are celebrated and thanked at a breakfast at the end of the school year.
“We want to make sure all of our families are well taken care of and have what they need,” says my friend. “If we can be any part of helping with that, then that’s very satisfying.”
The sad reality is that today in America, one in six children face hunger–and 51 percent of public school children live in poverty. If this program sounds like something that might work in your child’s school to help fight hunger, I hope this post gives you the inspiration and information you need. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, and I will do my best to get them answered for you!
Frustrated by your picky eater? Here’s the secret to helping kids become more familiar and comfortable around new foods.
As parents, getting our kids to eat new foods feels like the end-all-be-all, right? But maybe we’re going about it all wrong. I’ve been a fan of Dr. Dina Rose, author of It’s Not About the Broccoli, for years. She coached me through my son’s dinner strike when he was a toddler. And we eventually became co-hosts of The Happy Bite, a podcast about feeding kids that Dina still produces. I really like Dina’s approach to feeding kids, and she recently developed a “food exploration” kit that’s perfect for reluctant eaters because it takes the pressure OFF! Here, Dina makes the case for shifting the goal from eating an unfamiliar food to exploring it. At the end of the post, you can learn more about her kit and enter to win a free one!
by Dina Rose, PhD
Is there anything more joyful than watching a young child dive into a plate of food? Especially when that plate is full of healthy food? They’re smiling and happy. We’re smiling and happy. I remember feeling a sense of, dare I say, triumph when my daughter reached across the table to scoop up a fistful of guacamole. We were at a family outing, and my daughter’s adventurous eating felt like success. She was 12 months old.
Fast-forward a few months. My daughter wasn’t nearly as interested in new foods as she had once been, and she certainly wasn’t as interested in trying new foods as I wanted her to be. Maybe this sounds familiar?
You’ve heard that toddlers can shut down around new foods. The experts call this neophobia: fear of new foods. Of course, many toddlers shut down around familiar foods too. What they once ate with gusto is suddenly non grata. That ‘yuck’ is no longer welcome. And before you know it, your child is eating five things. Or at least it feels like his acceptable list is limited to five things.
What to do? The answer is counterintuitive:
Stop trying to get your child to eat new foods. Start focusing on exploring them instead.
Exploring works where eating (or even the suggestion of eating) doesn’t because it is safer. It is easier. Think of it this way: Eating new food takes courage and commitment. Exploring new food simply requires a dose of temporary curiosity. It’s like the difference between speed dating and going away for the weekend with a blind date.
Even, “Just taste it and if you don’t like it you don’t have to eat it,” —probably the most popular parenting phrase out there—does not invoke the freedom of exploration. Kids know you want them to do more than take a taste. They know you want them to commit to the blind date.
Food exploration really is like speed dating. You can size up a new dish by taking a look. If that feels enticing, maybe reach over for a light touch. (And this is where the metaphor falls apart. Because with speed dating, if you leaned in for a sniff you’d probably–hopefully?–get rebuffed. But I’m sure you get my point.)
Sensory education is the essence of food exploration. When children learn about new foods through appearance, aroma, sound, temperature, texture and taste, they get to set the pace. Too scared to take a taste? Fine, let’s just have a look. Curious about how that feels? It’s fine to prod and poke. In the process, kids build up their database of food facts so new foods become familiar.
There’s an advantage of switching to food exploration for parents too. It’s way less frustrating. You know how kids need to be exposed to a new food around ten times before they’ll enjoy eating it? Most parents give up after five exposures, the research shows, because it is hard to continue serving food that kids reject. Food exploration is a game-changer. Not only does exploration only require a pea-sized sample (nothing ends up in the garbage) but there is no way to fail. Even the most hesitant child can find an activity they’re willing to do.
It’s easy to get started. All you have to do is call your child’s attention to the food they’re already eating. Ask them, What color is this cracker? Which food on your plate is the squishiest? Can you find anything in the house that is as red as this apple? When you’re ready to move on to new foods, look for pea-sized samples to explore. They’re everywhere: At the supermarket, on salad bars, even on your plate. Think of this process as a science experiment—or maybe a treasure hunt!
Remember, all kids can become confident, adventurous eaters.
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Something else I didn’t know about: The commitment ALDI has to sustainability when it comes to its fish and seafood. Sustainability is important to a lot of us—and I know I’m not alone when I say that concerns about it can make grocery shopping even more confusing.
So with the help of the folks at ALDI, I dug into the topic and got up to speed—and I wanted to share what I know now, so you can be a better-informed ALDI shopper too. For my friend who emailed me about the fresh salmon (and for all of you!) here’s the scoop:
ALDI sells fresh fish every day.
Newsflash (at least to me): It’s true! ALDI started carrying fresh fish last year. You’ll find it in the same section as their fresh meat and poultry, and it’s available every day. They stock varieties like Atlantic salmon and tilapia (both plain and pre-seasoned), and their fresh fish has never been frozen.
ALDI carries frozen, chilled, and shelf-stable fish and seafood too.
You’ll find items like canned and pouch tuna on shelves. In the refrigerated section, ALDI carries fish fillets like Sea Queen Fresh Atlantic Salmon and tilapia, ready-to-cook breaded fish, and scallops. In the freezer case, you can snag shrimp (raw or cooked). On a recent shopping trip, I spied packages of frozen crab legs.
ALDI is committed to sustainability when buying fish and seafood.
ALDI is dedicated to buying all of its fish and shellfish products from responsibly managed fisheries and farms that have minimal impacts on the marine environment. You’ll spot a Marine Stewardship Council “Certified Sustainable Seafood” tag on shelves (that means the product comes from a certified sustainable fishery) and a “Best Aquaculture Practices Certified” badge on some of the packages (that indicates the highest standards for seafood processing, farms, hatcheries, and feed mills). ALDI has also partnered with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, which is a non-profit group that works to rebuild depleted fish stocks and reduce the environmental impact of fishing and fish farming.
Sourcing only from suppliers that share the commitment to sustainability and transparency.
Refusing to source from fisheries and/or vessels that have contributed to illegal, unreported, or unregulated fishing.
Aiming to source from wild fisheries that follow best practices, like minimizing impact on the ecosystem and reducing “by-catch” (when fisheries catch other species like dolphins or turtles in their nets and lines).
Aiming to source from farms that reduce the environmental impact on surrounding plants and animals and promote fish health and welfare.
Preferably sourcing seafood products that are certified according to the standards set by the Marine Stewardship Council, Best Aquaculture Practices, or the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.
Using their influence as a large-scale buyer to encourage improvements that promote sustainability.
Remember that you can find a lot of information about the fish or seafood on the package too, including how it was procured (from a wild fishery or a farm), and the area it was caught in or the country of origin if it was farmed.
Since the American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week because it’s such a good source of protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids (especially salmon), I like that ALDI makes that much more affordable to do.
And when you’re ready to prepare your fish and seafood, check out all of the recipes on the ALDI website.
Are eggs healthy? Are brown eggs better than white? Here are the facts!
Eggs are in heavy rotation around here. We go through a dozen or two each week between baking, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course brinner (breakfast for dinner). They’re a truly affordable source of high-quality protein, even if you buy organic. I sometimes get questions about eggs–and read misinformation about them online–and wanted to be sure you had the facts so you can make the best choice for your family.
Myth #1: Brown eggs are better than white.
Facts: They may somehow seem more “natural” because of the brown hue, but brown eggs simply come from a different breed of chicken than white eggs do. Though not true with all breeds, hens with white feathers and earlobes tend to lay white eggs, while hens with reddish-brown feathers and earlobes lay brown eggs. Brown eggs aren’t somehow more wholesome, and there are no significant nutritional differences between brown and white eggs. One large egg has about 70 calories, 6 grams of protein, and lots of vitamins and minerals.
Myth #2: Egg whites are healthier than yolks.
Facts: Egg whites are full of protein. But most of the egg’s nutrients (and almost half the protein) is actually found in the yolk. The yolk contains vitamin D (eggs are one of the only foods that naturally contains vitamin D), choline (a nutrient that’s especially important during pregnancy but that most people don’t get enough of), and antioxidants like lutein (which is good for eye health).
Myth #3: “Cage Free” means the hens were happily roaming outdoors.
When eggs are labeled “Cage Free”, that simply means that the hens were not held in enclosures (cages), but they are still kept indoors. “Free Range” eggs come from hens that are given access to the outdoors–but it doesn’t mean they actually went outdoors (or that the outdoor environment was more than a concrete slab). Though there’s not a standard definition for it yet, a “Pasture Raised” claim indicates the hens roamed and foraged outside for part of the time. As for “Certified Organic” eggs, they’re laid by hens that have access to the outdoors and eat all-organic feed that was grown without most synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.
Myth #4: Eggs from “Vegetarian Fed” hens are superior.
Facts: Hens are typically fed a grain-based diet of corn and soybean meal. “Vegetarian Diet” means the hens ate only these grains (and that the feed didn’t include any animal byproducts). But it also means that the hens weren’t outdoors pecking around for other food sources like insects. So if you’re looking for eggs from hens that foraged outdoors, “Vegetarian Fed” is not the right pick.
Myth #5: You should look for the claim “hormone free” on cartons.
Facts: “Hormone-free” or some variation of the claim “Hens raised without added hormones” are meaningless on eggs. By law, poultry is not allowed to be given hormones, so this claim on cartons is just marketing.
Myth #6: You should toss eggs once they reach the date stamped on the carton.
Facts: Don’t worry if you’re past the “sell by” date stamped on the carton. Eggs will keep up to three weeks after that date.
Myth #7: Store-bought eggs can be left unrefrigerated, like they do in the UK.
Facts: U.S. store-bought eggs should be kept refrigerated. Eggs have a natural protective coating on the shell that seals them from bacteria entering, but that coating is removed when eggs are washed and sanitized during processing. If eggs are bought cold from the refrigerated section of the store and then kept at room temperature at home, the eggs will “sweat”, which could allow bacteria to enter through the shell. In the UK, eggs aren’t washed this way, so the eggs retain the protective coating and aren’t required to be kept refrigerated (which is why you can buy them straight from the shelf in their markets). Eggs from backyard chickens and some small farms also have this protective coating unless they’re washed. But keep in mind that eggs will stay fresher longer in the refrigerator.
Myth #8: Eggs are bad for your cholesterol level.
Facts: According to the American Heart Association, foods like eggs that are rich in cholesterol but low in saturated fat don’t have a large effect on your cholesterol level. And the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans cite eggs as part of a healthy eating pattern.
Constipation in kids is a major problem, but all the kale in the world may not be enough to fix it. Here’s why–and what to do!
Constipation is a big problem among children and can lead to bedwetting, daytime accidents, and urinary tract infections. I’m happy to have another guest post by Steve Hodges, M.D., a pediatric urologist at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the coauthor of
Wondering how much protein your child needs–and whether she’s falling short? Here are some answers–and what a day’s worth of protein actually looks like!
There’s no doubt protein is crucial for everyone, especially growing kids. But I talk to a lot of parents who are genuinely freaked out about protein, worried their carb-loving kids aren’t getting enough and pondering whether a big ol’ tub of protein powder might be a good idea.
The reality is that most kids get plenty of protein–even if meat is not their favorite food. That’s because protein is found in a whole bunch of places. For most healthy kids, protein needs aren’t hard to meet. In fact, government surveys show that kids, like adults, get more than enough each day.
After I published my post Here’s How Many Fruits and Vegetables Kids Need Every Day, many of you asked for similar visuals for protein. The daily totals I show below are based on the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), which are the levels of intake that meet the needs for most healthy people of that particular age, life-stage, and gender.
A few notes of common-sense caution:
These visuals are NOT daily meal plans. Your child obviously should be eating more food than this! These are merely representations of how easily kids can meet the RDA for protein. For instance, kids ages 2-3 need two cups of dairy per day to meet their calcium needs, even though I show just one-half cup of milk in the visual.
There are many other great sources of protein beyond the ones I show here, such as tofu, nuts, beef, chicken, cottage cheese, seeds, nuts, and lentils.
The protein amounts shown for each food are based on estimates using the USDA Nutrient Database. The label on your particular bread, cereal, pasta, or yogurt may list a different amount.
I don’t advocate for obsessing over or counting up each gram of protein your child gets. Serving three balanced meals and a healthy snack or two throughout the day will provide plenty of opportunities for getting protein, not to mention the carbohydrates and healthy fats that your child needs too.
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Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, not to his own facts. When it comes to food and nutrition, here’s what you should consider when deciding who to trust.
Here’s a fact about facts: They’re not the same as opinion, and they’re not the same as someone’s personal experience. But lately, facts, opinion, and personal experience have gotten all mixed up. This worries me.
Dietitians are trained to look at the science when giving information or making recommendations. We’re trained to practice on evidence. Personal opinions and experience are different from evidence. My goal on this blog is to present you with the facts so that you can make your own decisions. Sometimes I share my opinion or things that have worked for me, but I try very hard to distinguish opinion and personal experience from evidence. Which reminds me of a popular quote: Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, not to his own facts.
I know that nutrition advice can ping-pong in a frustrating way. Sometimes, if it’s one small study that flies in the face of most everything else, you have to sit tight and see what develops. But sometimes you have to change your recommendations based on new evidence.
I was scrolling through Facebook recently and came across a wellness blogger promoting the idea of avoiding a certain food she said was unhealthy. Something about her reasoning sounded “off” to me, so I checked her source, which was another wellness blogger. I researched her claims online and found an article from a major university debunking them. I should’ve kept scrolling, but I posted the article in the comments instead and asked her to consider it.
She responded by saying that she didn’t need a research study to tell her what she already knew–and that besides, that food made her feel sick when she ate it.
We MUST separate opinion and personal experience from evidence when talking about food and nutrition. A food might make you feel sick, but that’s simply one personal experience. I have an awful digestive reaction to coconut oil, but that doesn’t change how I talk about coconut oil to others (it just means you’ll never see a recipe on this blog that includes it–sorry!).
When reading about food and nutrition, I urge you to consider the source when deciding who to trust. If you spot a claim about a food being dangerous, toxic, or simply unhealthy, ask yourself:
Is this person qualified to be making statements about certain foods being unhealthy or unsafe?
Who are their sources?
Are they citing actual evidence–like peer-reviewed research studies or position statements, reports, or guidelines from major health organizations–or sharing opinions and personal experience?
Are they trying to sell you a “healthier” alternative? If so, they have a vested interested in scaring you away from one product and steering you toward another.
Dietitians are not the only ones who can give general advice on healthy eating (though if your nutrition concerns involve treating a disease or condition, PLEASE see a registered dietitian, a professional who is qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy). But there are too many people online dispensing information that is inaccurate and biased–and it’s causing a lot of confusion and fear. And that’s a fact.
These Broccoli & Cauliflower Bites are kid-friendly and simple to make with just a few ingredients. Perfect for snack time and lunch boxes!
If your kids are still learning to like veggies like broccoli and cauliflower, these little nuggets can help. They’re just the right size for snacks and lunch boxes and can be eaten warm or cold (and dunked into ketchup if that sweetens the deal).
Get the facts! Here are six important things you should know about grass fed beef–so you can make the right decision for your family.
Last summer, I was invited to visit a cattle farm and a feedlot with the Ohio Beef Council. I’ll be honest: My first reaction was Why would I want to visit a feedlot? Then I quickly checked myself. As someone who buys, cooks, and eats beef, I should see for myself where my food is coming from. And as a dietitian and blogger who fields a lot of questions from people about what kind of food to buy (including meat), it makes sense for me to know the facts.
So I went to the feedlot. And I found out that some things I thought I knew about cattle and beef were wrong, especially when it came to grass fed beef. Grass fed beef is something I’ve bought in the past from local farmers in bulk. I still do like buying meat in bulk and I still do like the flavor of grass fed beef. But it turns out that some of my thinking on the topic was a bit black-and-white.
After the visit, I spent a long time on the phone with Francis Fluharty, PhD, a research professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University, to talk more about it. This post isn’t sponsored by anyone, and I wasn’t paid to write it. I just wanted to share what I learned so that if you buy and eat beef, you can be better informed when making decisions too.
Here are some important facts to know:
1. All cows eat grass.
Documentaries like “Food, Inc.” make it seem like some cattle spend their whole lives in a pen eating grain. I’ve also read articles online that compare grass-fed cattle to “cattle raised in feedlots”. But for the first seven months of life, all cattle graze on grass, drink their mother’s milk, and spend a lot of time in pasture (I took the photo above at a conventional cattle farm here in Ohio). It’s only when they’re transferred from the pasture to the feedlot that they’re fed a diet that’s higher in grain (about 65-70 percent corn but still contains some hay and other forage) for the last 6-8 months of their lives.
2. “Grass Fed” may not be the same as “Grass Finished”.
All cattle eat grass. So if you’re looking for beef from cattle that have spent their entire lives eating only grass, make sure you’re getting 100% grass-fed beef, sometimes called “grass finished”.
3. “Grass Fed” is not the same as organic.
Unlike conventionally-raised cattle, 100% grass fed cattle must have access to pasture their entire lives and be only pasture- and forage-fed (with no grain). But as with conventional, there are no restrictions on pesticide use on the farm or use of antibiotics. Likewise, beef labeled “organic” may come from cattle that were grain-fed too. If you want truly organic, 100% grass-fed meat, you’ll need to specifically look for those two labels.
4. 100% grass fed beef is hard for many farmers to produce.
Here in Ohio, farmers need 1-2 acres for every cow/calf pair they have. That acreage requirement goes up in other places–in some very dry areas of the Southwest, that may be 25 acres. While cattle that are also grain-fed go to market after just 13-15 months of life, cattle that are entirely grass fed take 20-24 months to be ready and result in lighter-weight cattle and less meat per animal. That requires an enormous amount of land and time, something that’s not feasible for many farmers. And in climates that have harsh winters (like Ohio), it’s impossible for cows to graze outdoors all year long.
Want one less thing to do? Teach your kids how to pack their OWN lunch with these free resources, ideas, and strategies.
It was a case of better late than never.
It took a handful of years, but my two boys (ages 9 and 13) are finally packing their lunches themselves.
And the angels sang.
As much as I enjoy giving you lunch box ideas on this blog, packing lunches eventually became a chore that fell somewhere between “scrub shower walls” and “put new sheets on the top bunk” on my list of dreaded household tasks, mostly because it seemed to endlessly stretch into eternity forever and ever and on and on. Or at least for nine more years when both kids were through high school–which seemed like a really long time.
Let me tell you that NOT packing lunches is a joy, not only because I get precious minutes of my day back but also because I like knowing my boys are building independence.
If you’re ready to pass on the task to your brood, here’s a six-point plan for making that happen:
1. Have “The Talk”.
At the beginning of the school year, I told my kids that they were old enough to be packing their own lunch every day and informed them that I wouldn’t be packing lunches for them anymore. They nodded briefly and went back to telling me a long story about a YouTube video they watched. (I don’t think they believed me, since I’d made similar proclamations in the past. But this time I meant business.)
2. Show them the ropes.
If your kids would pack Goldfish crackers, pretzels, and tortilla chips in their lunches if left to their own devices, talk to them about what a balanced lunch looks like. You can grab a free copy of my Pack Your Lunch printable and fill in the boxes with the choices you have on hand.
This is also a good time to chat with them about the kinds of things they’d like to see in their lunches. I always recommend having an honest dialogue with kids about what they like, don’t like, or are trading away from their lunch. If they’re bored to death with the same old sandwich, print out my list of 100 Lunch Box Ideas to post in the kitchen for inspiration.
When I resigned from my job as Chief Lunch Packer, I decided to make lunch packing “stations” to corral many of the items my kids would be reaching for the most. I’d seen these kinds of stations on Pinterest, and though mine aren’t nearly as organized, they get the job done. I have one in the refrigerator and one on the counter and they work really well. See what I put in each station.
4. Get a bento lunch box.
If you’re still fussing with multiple containers, lids, and plastic bags, do yourself a huge favor and get a bento lunch box with one lid. It will simplify lunch packing and clean-up. I’ve tried a lot of different lunch boxes over the years, but my personal favorites are the EasyLunchboxes. At the end of this post is a giveaway for an EasyLunchboxes prize pack, which includes a set of four!
5. Show some mercy.
For the most part, I’ve stayed off duty and held firm. But there have been a few mornings, when one of my kids is sad or worried or dragging from a bad night of sleep, when I’ve stepped in and packed for them. Because some mornings, you just need a little grace in the form of a mom-packed lunch.
I’m a professional micromanager, so sometimes it’s hard for me not to meddle. If I notice that my eighth grader, the King of Carbs, has packed a sandwich, crackers, pretzels, and a cookie, I’ll step in suggest a piece of fruit. If I’m peeling an orange at breakfast, I’ll ask my fourth grader if he wants some sections in his lunch. But otherwise, I try to let it go. By some standards, the lunches they pack themselves are not picture-perfect:
Sandwich on whole wheat, cheese stick, beef jerky, and unsweetened applesauce.
Sandwich on Flatout bread, sugar snap peas, and a yogurt.
But they are learning–about balance and about their own appetites, about what foods sustain them and how much they need. I can give them the building blocks for healthy lunches and guide them with occasional suggestions, but ultimately, I want them to make their own decisions–just as they will be doing on their own someday.
I also try to make sure that what’s missing from their lunch boxes gets served at home, like veggies and fresh fruit for my eighth grader.
I’m so happy to be hosting a giveaway from EasyLunchboxes! EasyLunchboxes are my go-to lunch box, the “work horse” lunch box we reach for again and again. They’re durable and dependable–and because they come in a set of four, there’s usually a clean one available to pack.
One Real Mom Nutrition reader will win:
One set of four lunch containers
One cooler bag (color of your choice)
One set of Mini Dippers (super handy for packing dips, sauces, nuts, granola, and dried fruit)
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