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The Quest for Happiness

By Maxine Roeper Cohen, M.S. Whether it is during a pandemic or during more normal times, happiness can be elusive. In a fast-paced and challenging world, it’s easy to feel stressed and isolated. Spending time on Facebook or Instagram can provoke feelings of sadness or deprivation when gazing at lovely photos and captions of others […]

Feeding Your Vegetarian Toddler

By Dinah Torres Castro Parents wishing to successfully raise their children as vegetarians need to learn all they can before venturing into this practice. Just because you have been a vegetarian for years does not ensure that your infant or toddler will benefit from your choice. That is not to say that it can’t be […]

Dealing with Loss and Grief

By Laura Keiley, RN Loss is a part of everyone’s life, and grief is the price we pay for love. The death of a loved one is one of, if not the most, painful and difficult things we will experience in life. Whether the loss is expected or sudden, losing someone you love is emotionally […]

What’s in your teen’s backpack?

By Cara Weiner Sultan, MSW As your children move to middle and high school, their backpacks no longer contain markers, crayons, and scissors. Instead, school supplies become an interesting assortment of computers, phones, chargers, and other electronic devices. Did you know that the electronic-looking contents of your child’s backpack may actually be masking an e-cigarette […]

Fun with Fennel

By Cristina F. Toscano, RD It’s possible that you have never seen raw fennel. After all, it is not as common in the American diet as carrots, which happen to be in the same family. If you have seen fennel, you may have noticed it’s light green/white color and silly shape. In fact, its bulb […]

Protein Sources for Vegetarians

By Ruchi Shah, MS, RD, CDN As a vegetarian, I am always looking for protein sources to create healthy, well balanced meals for myself. It’s hard sometimes knowing what plant based protein sources act as the protein source in meals. Provided below is a list of some plant based protein sources and their protein content. […]

More on Milk

By Christina Di Lieto In the past few years many foods have been made into milk beverages, but are these nutritionally equivalent to cow’s milk? We know that cow’s milk is a great source of calcium which is important for bone health, and muscle growth and maintenance. Look for milk that is fortified with vitamin […]

Tweens and Teens and School Starting Time

By Maxine Roeper Cohen, M.S. In a previous blog I wrote, entitled Teens and Sleep (please check the blog archive), I stressed the importance of a proper amount of sleep for youngsters’ physical, emotional and cognitive health. The average pre-teen and teen need about 9 – 9 ½ hours of sleep each night, about one […]

Intuitive Eating

By Ruchi Shah, MS, RD, CDN Intuitive eating is a philosophy that promotes a healthy attitude towards food. It is feeding your body when you are hungry and stopping when you are full. Everyone’s body is different, so intuitive eating allows you to see what works for YOUR body. This philosophy focuses on trusting your […]

More Parenting Resources in the Midst of COVID-19

If you’ve been following us, you know that our passion is providing parents like you with research-based information for your family. With concern around COVID-19, below is another trustworthy resource from Washington State Extension regarding COVID-19. “Resources for Parents and Caregivers as well as Fun Tips and Activities for Children and Families” to help you […]

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