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7 Best Ways to Avoid Spoiling Your Kids with Holiday Sweets

It’s easy for kids to overindulge on sweets during the holidays, but you can avoid spoiling your children this year with a little planning and by encouraging mindfulness and self-discipline. “Give your children the gift of moderation this year,” says Ellen Rome, MD, Head of the Center for Adolescent Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Dr. … Read More

5 Ways to Make Your Kids ‘Nutritionally Savvy’

Want to get your kids involved in making smart eating decisions? It’s about more than limiting access to unhealthy options. It’s also about educating our kids about nutrition so it doesn’t feel like a punishment. We can do this in simple, everyday ways. Here are five suggestions for parents to involve kids in healthy eating: … Read More

Recipe: Homemade Veggie Nuggets

Looking for a healthy alternative to processed nuggets? You’ve found it. These crispy, homemade nuggets are a simple way to sneak in those extra veggies at any meal and a perfect finger food the whole family will love. Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower (about 6 cups) 4 cups broccoli florets 1 cup shredded carrots 2 … Read More

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A Better Way to Help Your Overweight Teen

It’s not what you’re saying. It’s how you’re saying it. When you talk to your teens about their being overweight and all they do is tune you out, there may be a good reason. Accentuate the positive of eating healthy A new study says that focusing on the weight and size of your child while … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Early Childhood Nutrition

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about early childhood nutrition? Pediatrician Mona Rifka, MD, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, will answer your questions about transitioning your child from liquids to solids during a live webchat Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at noon (ET). Get answers to your health questions and concerns. It’s easy to … Read More