On Monday, July 11th, we attended two different family events for The Healthy Bodies Project at the same time to present an educational nutrition display, provide a fun activity, and offer a food tasting! Although we were surprised by the low attendance at one of the events, we were still able to engage the students,… More Healthy Bodies Project Family Events
How can you get kids excited about healthy eating? How can you encourage them to eat healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables? The answer is: MAKE IT FUN! The first sensory contact we have with our meals is through the eyes. “It looks good!” or “It looks disgusting!” We make a first judgment… More Make it FUN!
While it is obvious that a child can learn more about food from partaking in its preparation, there are other valuable skills he or she can gain from helping you in the kitchen.… More Life Skills in the Kitchen!
When should we eat? Which way is better to eat? Eating is essential for the body, but the rhythm of the meal can change according to people, metabolism, age, sex and even varies by the country or the region. Each country in the world has unique eating habits: 3 times per day, with people, a… More From a French Perspective: Different ways of eating
Over the next few months we will present a series of posts titled “From a French Perspective”. This series will feature posts from our new intern, Clara Lerond, a Food and Health student from Institut LaSalle Beauvais. During this series she’ll discuss different food and health issues, such as dietary guidelines and eating habits- from a… More From a French Perspective: Dietary guidelines in France and the USA
Remember the last post, Hidden sugars, part 1, where we talked about how some of our favorite drinks, like milk, may have more sugar in them than what we naturally think. This time we’re going to talk about two other drinks: sports drinks and juice! Now for those performance-enhancing sports drinks- One orange Gatorade has… More Hidden sugars, part 2
Walk into any grocery store and you will find a myriad of food products claiming to be “healthy”, “all natural”, “low-fat”, and “diet-friendly”, among others. Unfortunately, many of these claims are misleading – for example, a product that’s labeled low in fat is likely to be high in sugar so that it’s still palatable to… More Hidden sugars, part 1