Many parents feel they are offering their children a nutritious beverage when they head to the juice aisle of the grocery store. Looking down the aisle you see many products touting that they are "100% Fruit Juice". This seems a healthy choice, right? Fruit is great for children, so why not 100% fruit products? Sadly, when you reach for the 100% fruit product you may not be getting exactly what you intended. What is 100% Fruit Juice? This question may seem silly on the surface. Of course ... Continue Reading
That 100% fruit juice drink isn’t just juice from a fruit.
The SocialMoms Blog of the Week is Diva Dietitian – where Kristie provides health and food tips.
Congratulations to Diva Dietitian: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! Looking for ways to get healthy and reach your diet goals this year, then definitely check out Diva Dietitian. Kristie is a self-diagnosed food snob, who shares her obsession with healthy food, cool kitchen gadgets and more. I chatted with Kristie about her site. SM: What was your inspiration for starting Diva Dietitian? I started Diva Dietitian because I wanted a blog that would reflect my passions and loves in life. ... Continue Reading
Go eco-friendly this Halloween using these tips to go green.
Ghosts, skeletons, black cats, oh my! The witching hour is soon at hand and the only thing spookier than the things that bump in the night is the impact our festivities can have on the environment around us and the health of our children. We've already talked about using soy candles, making your own costume, and purchasing earth friendly make-up - but here are even more ways to go green this Halloween. Pumpkins Support your local farm that uses sustainable and organic farming practices. ... Continue Reading
In a culture where children are increasingly sedentary and obesse, adding healthier habits to your child’s routine can be easy and painless.
Raising healthy kids is not easy. Picky eating, video games, piles of homework and fast-food campaigns are just some of the challenges facing parents today. Some days it may seem nearly impossible to instill healthy habits in our kids. The very best, and easiest way, to pass on healthy habits is to model them ourselves. And here are some other simple ways to sneak healthier habits into your kids' routines. Hide the veggies If your kids are notoriously picky eaters, the easiest way to sneak in ... Continue Reading