Fighting Obesity in the First 1000 Days

I attended an intriguing lecture about early feeding, sponsored by Nestle (Gerber baby products) but was not paid to write this post. As a mother of three, I believe whole-heartedly in the importance of early feeding, and Gerber supports research about … Continue reading

Gaming for Nutrition

I caught up with Melissa Halas-Liang, mom, dietitian and founder of the popular children’s nutrition site SuperKidsNutrition.com to ask her about her new free app, FoodLeap and her thoughts on helping kids eat healthier. Can you share with my readers, … Continue reading

Will New Junk Foods Will Have a Health Halo in the School Cafeteria?

A recent news story covered changes in school food service to improve public health and the health of our children. Partly spurred by the Let’s Move campaign and our nation’s focus on childhood obesity, school districts are making changes to … Continue reading

Eliminating Food Deserts – Providing the Cart without the Horse?

Recent studies published in the journals of Social Science and Medicine and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that building more supermarkets in “food desert” areas (poor urban communities) is an ineffective response to the epidemic of childhood obesity. … Continue reading