Topic: children’s diet

Fortified Cereals Are Crap For Kids – So You’ve Failed Again, Parents

Fortified Cereals Are Crap For Kids - So You've Failed Again, Parents

Turns out all of those cereal boxes that get all braggy about their nutrients are actually really bad for kids. Children may be ingesting dangerous levels of vitamin A, niacin, and zinc in cereals “whose added nutrients were based on an adult diet.” Did any of us really believe this crap was good for our kids? I didn’t, but the vitamins listed on the box made me feel a little better about feeding my kid an easy bowl of cereal. Thanks a lot to the research organization that blew my farce wide open. Jerks. More »

If You Want To Give Your 1-Year-Old The Saddest Birthday Ever, Make Him A Breastmilk Cake

If You Want To Give Your 1-Year-Old The Saddest Birthday Ever, Make Him A Breastmilk Cake

My child is turning one in a week and with that will come the right of passage of launching face first into a birthday cake. We’ve been torturing the girl with other people’s birthdays and cake she couldn’t consume all year long. I can’t wait until she finally gets some satisfaction. Anyone who – barring serious dietary restrictions of course – chooses to make their child for their first birthday some sad cake composed of smashed bananas and breast milk basically sucks. More »

Now There’s A Service That Ensures Your Nanny’s Cooking Is Sophisticated Enough For Your Foodie Kid

Now There's A Service That Ensures Your Nanny's Cooking Is Sophisticated Enough For Your Foodie Kid

Hey parents – is your nanny’s palate too unsophisticated for your toddler? Are you worried little Brixton is going to grow up not knowing the difference between quince paste and jelly? Do you like setting money on fire? If so, there is a new service you can hire to make sure you’re raising the foodie your toddler deserves to be. More »

How To Feed Your Family From A Food Bank

How To Feed Your Family From A Food Bank

If you are going through a rough time – you should read this article. There are so many good tips in here about how to make your groceries stretch and how to find the best places for food donation. If you aren’t going through a rough financial time – you should count your blessings and read this article anyway – to really grasp that anyone can find herself in a position where she is struggling to feed her family. More »

Forget ‘Vogue’: 10 Healthy Tips To Help Kids Lose Weight

Forget 'Vogue': 10 Healthy Tips To Help Kids Lose Weight

Dara-Lynn Weiss has created quite a controversy. All she wanted to do was share her story of publicly shaming her 7-year-old daughter into a healthier weight and share it in the pages of Vogue. Then, all these pesky internet nay-sayers had to get involved and cry “eating disorder.”

The problem is that Weiss’s approach to helping her young daughter Bea lose weight had nothing to do with health and everything to do with appearance. She didn’t guide her little girl to healthier choice, she berated her in public for making bad decisions and turned all high-calorie food into “bad decisions.”

The goal of Dara-Lynn’s journey was to help her daughter achieve a healthy weight. The means by which she got there were a deplorable mix of fat-shaming and parental controls.

Let’s just forget that whole story ever happened and focus on the positives of confronting childhood obesity. Here are some healthy weight loss approaches to help your kids make their own decisions. More »

Your Toddler Isn’t Eating The Most Sugar In Your House — Your Teen Son Is

Your Toddler Isn't Eating The Most Sugar In Your House -- Your Teen Son Is

Studies that take a peek into sugar in kids’ diets never seem to reveal anything positive. Headlines that remind us how much sugar is actually in kids’ cereals or how horrendous processed chicken nuggets are, many times, tell parents what they already know. It’s no real shocker that children are seeing more soda advertisements than ever, or that said advertisements account for only a sliver of the many hours of media children see everyday that encourage them to snack on not so great foods. So another study announcing that children are eating far too much sugar pretty much prompts the same reaction — except that a particular demographic is munching on that candy and ice cream in larger quantities and it’s not your 2-year-old. More »