Episode 25: Easing Test Anxiety in Kids and Teens

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Dr. Stephanie Smith about easing testing anxiety in kids and teens. Dr. Stephanie shares tips on how to help your kids manage testing stress, how to prepare mentally for testing, establishing a good morning routine for big tests and how to talk to your kids about their test results. Whether...

Episode 24: Making Exercise a Family Affair

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to our very own Lesley Daniels about the importance of exercising as a family. Lesley shares tips on everything from fitting in exercise in your family’s daily routine, how to fit exercise in no matter the season and how to enjoy exercise as a family. When Lesley, Produce for Kids director...

Episode 23: Make-Ahead Meal Ideas

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Brierley Horton about make-ahead meals. Brierly shares tips on how to prep meals in advance, make-ahead breakfast and snack ideas, how to freeze meals and more. Brierley is a registered dietitian and single mom of two, who was formally the Food & Nutrition Director for Cooking Light magazine where she...

Episode 22: Meal Planning for Busy Families

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Jessica Levinson, registered dietitian and author of the 52 Week Meal Planner Workbook about how to ease into meal planning and make it a regular part of your life. Jessica shares her favorite freezer staples, double duty meals, and ways to reduce food waste for busy families. Jessica is a...

Episode 21: Meal Planning & Cooking with Kids

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Heather Englund of Fit Mama Real Food about how to start cooking and meal prepping with kids. Heather shares what age to get kids in the kitchen, easy kitchen tasks for little ones, and how to get them involved with meal planning and prepping. Heather is a fellow podcast host...

Episode 20: Packing School Lunches for Kids & Teens

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Jodi Danen of Create Kids Club about packing healthy lunchboxes for all ages. She shares tips on what and how much to pack for different ages, how to get your kids to eat their lunch and more. Jodi Danen is a registered dietitian and mother of two elementary-aged budding chefs....

Episode 19: Promoting Positive Body Image with Kids

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we chat with Dr. Stephanie Smith about promoting a positive body image with kids. She shares tips on helping kids understand real vs photoshopped images online or in magazines, how parents can set a good example of body acceptance for kids, parenting kids with different body types and more. Dr. Stephanie Smith is...

Episode 18: How Families Can Reduce Food Waste

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we chat with Pamela Riemenschneider about how families can reduce food waste at home. Reducing food waste is a big concern for many families, with Americans wasting an estimated $218 billion dollars worth of food in 2017. Pamela shares easy ways your family can help reduce food waste, ways to use all of...

Episode 17: New Year’s Resolutions for Families

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we reached out to all of this year’s guests to find out what their healthy New Year’s resolutions are and asked them to share tips for other families looking to embrace a healthier lifestyle in the new year. Hear from past guests including: Dr. Stephanie Smith, Psychologist, from Episode 3: Managing Screen Time...

Episode 16: Journey of a Picky Eater

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Grace Vilches, marketing coordinator at Produce for Kids. Grace shares her journey from picky eater to healthy eater. She shares advice and tips on how to get kids to try new foods and gives parents everywhere some relief that a picky child doesn’t have to grow up to be a...