Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Our dietician says to enjoy the tastes of the season - just do it in moderation.
Holiday eating is often a time of lots of cookies and candy and eating on the run, two behaviors that can pose a challenge to a goal of healthy eating. Have no fear you can enjoy your holiday treats and still keep a healthy eating plan. If you’re spending the next two weeks baking for holiday parties you know that cookies, cakes, bars and candy are plentiful not only in your house but also at work – after all that’s where we take those “too many to keep” items. Manage your sweet eating by trying these tips. When it comes to grabbing meals on the run, studies show that we make poorer food choices and we eat more when we aren’t focused on what we are eating. If your day is packed with work, decorating, baking and shopping make sure you keep…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
How can children be encouraged to drink beverages that don't include much sugar?
This week, we're asking St. Louis parents to weigh in on the subject of excessive soda-drinking. Suppose you've got two young children, ages 6 and 9. They just love sugary beverages and have gotten into the habit of drinking five or more cans per day. So onto this week's question: What strategies would you suggest for breaking the habit? Interested in joining the discussion by being part of our Moms Council? Email editor Jim Baer at email@example.com for details.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Or should parents try to convince their children to eat something healthier?
This week, Patch wants to know how you as St. Louis parents balance healthy eating with the occasional sweet treat. Your pre-teens each want to get a bacon sundae at Burger King. So onto this week's question: Do you allow them this indulgence? Or do you try to convince them to pursue something healthier?
Saturday, January 7, 2012
These healthy salads are a matter of finding fresh ingredients and using them in new ways.
Here are some fresh takes on building a healthy salad courtesy of Chef Candice Kumai and Glad Products Company: Spicy Tequila Lime Shrimp Salad For the shrimp: For the salad: For the dressing Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add chopped garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Add cumin and red pepper flakes, and let flavors blend together. Add shrimp and toss. Carefully add tequila and cook until alcohol burns off. Season with salt, and add dried chipotle powder. Once shrimp are cooked, add chopped cilantro, toss and put aside on a plate. Toss mixed greens in a large salad bowl and add in roasted red peppers and black beans. In medium bowl, whisk all of the dressing ingredients together and alter to desired …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
This week, our Moms Council is tackling the issue of childhood obesity.
The level of childhood obesity has risen in the U.S. over time, survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. In Missouri, the number of overweight or obese children declined between 2003 and 2007, the National Survey of Children's Health states on its website. Nonetheless, the children's health survey found that as of 2007, nearly one in three Missouri children was overweight or obese. Numerous resources are available to those interested in reducing those figures. The website of the St. Louis County Department of Health, for example, offers links to resources that encourage readers to shed pounds by eating right and exercising. We've called in our Moms Council to start the conversation about keep kids healthy, and …