Decoding Confusing Food Claims

Food packages are covered with so many claims that can make a simple trip to the grocery store confusing and time-consuming. You want to make good choices for your family, but you don’t want to be fooled by marketing. So which claims are important--and which don’t mean much? Here’s what some of the most common and popular statements really mean....

Do Kids Need More Protein? (Plus 20 Protein-Rich Foods For Lunchboxes!)

A lot of parents worry about protein. They’re concerned their kids aren’t getting enough, especially if their they don’t love meat (but really, REALLY love carbs!). And it’s no wonder parents worry, since there seems to be an obsession around protein in food marketing. That’s especially true with the explosion of meatless burgers and plant-based protein products--everything from faux beef...

After-School Snacks That Won’t Ruin Dinner

If your kids are like mine, they don’t come home from school hungry. They come home ravenous. Yet there’s a fine line between nourishing kids after a long day and completely spoiling their appetite for dinner. How to make it work? You know your kids best, and different families need different solutions--so here are some ideas to consider: If dinner...