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​Summer of 2020, Blue Light, and Your Family

Here’s a topic for the dinner table this evening. Ask this question as you pass the pasta: “Has anyone noticed that their eyes are feeling especially tired or irritated? It's summertime, and the summer of 2020 promises to be very different. Kids have been home from school, not just since June, but in most cases since late March, due to the pandemic. Many family members may be working fro…

The Importance of Omega-3s for Kids

If you start your kids out young enough, like I did with my daughter at 1 year old, kids won’t balk at taking deliciously flavored fish or cod liver oil right off the spoon. Since this may not be the case for many children, adding omega-3s to various nutritious meals or snacks just may be the way to go! Fish oils, which contain omega-3 fatty acids, are great for the entire famil…

​Nutrient Power! A Day in the Life of a Healthy Family

Imagine a day where our goal is to maximize antioxidants and other super nutrients for everyone in the family. Mom and Dad might begin the morning with a cup of green tea, although coffee is one of the highest sources of antioxidants in the North American diet. Kids usually love a delicious smoothie. For breakfast, we could serve a dish of berries along with an omelet that features sautéed s…

Keeping Kids Healthy at Home and School + Quick Recipes

Times are incredibly uncertain right now. Parents aren’t sure whether school will open in the fall or not. Some parents have chosen to home school their children. When schools do reopen, what will that look like? And what challenges will parents who are still working remotely face? All of these changes affect many aspects of our life, including family meal choices and preparation. Childre…

​Meat-Free Protein Ideas

With the price of meat rising, many of us are looking for alternative sources of protein for our families, especially growing children who need protein. Let’s explore meat alternatives that are both kid and pocket friendly. Lentils have 18 grams of protein per cup, and lentil bean soup makes for a delicious and filling meal. You can buy lentil bean soup canned or prepare it fresh. I like…

Survive the Sneezin' Season

Allergies may be worse during this time of year because of the hot, dry summer weather. Avoiding the outdoors is the best way to keep our allergies at bay, but if we must be outside, here are some tips:  Keep doors and windows closed during allergy seasonUse an air condition and HEPA filter to regulate temperature and clean the airCheck the pollen count before venturing outsideTry to do o…