Orange Chicken Fingers

Orange Chicken Fingers

Being the father of four kids (one of them an extremely picky eater) I know how hard it is to find foods that everyone will eat.   I can say that I know from experience but my knowledge is second hand as its my wife that bears the brunt of this challenge so gracefully.  If you throw on top of this the challenge of finding healthy options for your kids to help them develop and prevent you from feeling always guilty, you’re in for it.   Continue reading

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Kids, television, and obesity…

Photo from almightydad.com, a parenting website.

Photo from almightydad.com

I was recently trolling the obesity literature – weird hobby, I know – to try to find some new and interesting information to bring to you, my loyal followers.  I found some great facts and figures to help all you parents out there keep your kids from sliding down the slippery slope to pudgeville.  I have long been a foe of the boob tube.  We don’t have a TV in our house because I don’t like what it does to kids.   Continue reading

Raising Healthy Children

I am very happy to announce the arrival of my fourth child!   With the hectic schedule and lack of sleep that goes with a newborn in the house, I have been a bit lackadaisical about updating the blog.  The other day I was holding my new son and thinking about the heavy responsibility of parenting. I got to thinking about all the things that we as parents can do to positively impact their child’s future health. I have an entire section in my book explaining all the evidence for the impact of development on future risk of obesity so I thought I would post a snippet on the topic to show you how important it is. Continue reading

The Future of American Obesity

What are your kids eating?

What are your kids eating?

After reading my post below entitled “How bad is the obesity epidemic” you are well aware of the astronomic increase in the waistlines of Americans over the past 20+ years. It shouldn’t surprise you that the same deadly trend is happening in our children. Continue reading