I grew up in an Indian household, so my access to refined grains was limited to white bread toast maximum twice a week. A lot has changed since then. When I had my own kids, I realized how difficult it could be for a parent to make healthy food choices for their … [Read more...] about Whole grains vs. refined grains
As parents, we have lots of reasons to limit sugar in children's food. The most immediate one is the surge of energy kids seem to experience almost instantly after indulging their sweet tooth. The more dangerous is less immediate health effects, like diabetes. It’s great to be … [Read more...] about Hidden sugars in your children’s diet and how to avoid them
A rather unpleasant symptom of pregnancy is morning sickness, which roughly half to two-thirds of women face during their pregnancy. The symptoms of morning sickness may vary from person to person. For some women, it is nausea and occasional throwing up with mild to strong food … [Read more...] about What to eat for morning sickness: Foods and recipes
School lunches haven't always had the best of reputations. Over time, however, a lot of effort and resources have been put into developing healthy school meals for children. The cafeteria school lunch has evolved into a well-balanced, carefully constructed meal designed to … [Read more...] about School lunch vs. packed lunch: which is healthier for your kids?
My 8-year-old daughter recently visited our pediatrician because it was time for a flu shot. Aside from being vaccinated, it was also her time to get a physical check-up. One of the concerns raised during the consultation was her weight—she currently weighs 93 pounds (42 kgs) and … [Read more...] about How to help kids lose weight the healthy way