Episode 42: Teaching Kids About Managing Money

In this episode of the Healthy Family Project, we talk to Tim Sheehan, co-founder of Greenlight all about teaching our kids how to be financially responsible. It seems like financial responsibility is one of those skills that we don’t think we need to tackle until our kids are in their teens, but it’s important to start talking about finances early....

Episode 41: Developing a Positive Relationship with Food

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Jackie Vega of the Wellness Solution about what is means to have a positive relationship with food, how to develop that relationship and how to pass that wisdom onto your kids. Jackie shares ways to evaluate new food trends and fads and how to tackle a weight loss journey in...

Episode 40: Meditation Benefits for Kids

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Marisa Imon, author and host of the Mid-day Meditation Pump Up podcast. Marisa defines meditation and shares the many benefits for adults and children, along with ways to easily fit meditation into our busy schedules.  Marisa is a former teacher and also a best-selling author of the book Super-Intense: How...

Episode 39: Introducing International Foods & Raising Adventurous Eaters

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Maya Kaimal, award-winning cookbook author and founder of Maya Kaimal Foods, about how to easily add international foods to your menu and introduce them to your selective eaters. Maya shares ways to incorporate worldly flavors in a kid-friendly way while using it as a teaching opportunity to learn about different...

Episode 38: Healthy Choices in the School Lunchroom

  In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Emily Burson, a registered dietitian and founder & CEO of School Nutrition Plus, all about how parents can help their children make healthier choices in the lunchroom. Emily shares tips on how parents can encourage kids to make healthy choices in lunch line and educate them about the importance...

Episode 37: Balancing the Holiday Sugar Rush

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Sally Kuzemchak, the official registered dietitians of Produce for Kids and the voice behind RealMomNutrition.com, all about balancing the holiday sugar rush. Sally shares general rules for incorporating healthier foods into your holiday celebrations, how to focus on the holiday activities rather than the food, and how to get back...

Episode 36: Dietitian-Approved Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to registered dietitian Julie Harrington of julieharringtonrd.com about how to make healthy choices at the grocery store that go beyond the perimeter of the store. Julie believes that there is no one size fits all approach to nutrition and shares lots of great tips for finding healthy foods outside of the...

Episode 35: Helping Kids Make Good Choices

In this episode of the Healthy Family Project, we talk to Marc Mero, Former WWE Wrestling Champion and Author of “How to be the Happiest Person on the Planet.” Marc shares ways parents can stay involved in their kids lives, how to navigate social media usage, and how to help kids dealing with bullying.  Marc Mero reached the pinnacle of...

Episode 34: Lunchbox Packing Mistakes to Avoid

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Sally Kuzemchak, the new official registered dietitians of Produce for Kids and voice behind RealMomNutrition.com, all about avoiding those lunchbox-packing mistakes. Sally shares tips on repurposing leftovers, how to keep items fresh, introducing new foods and packing a balanced lunch. Sally is a registered dietitian, author, and mom of two...

Episode 33: Thinking Outside the Lunchbox Rut

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Gillian Fein, founder of LaLa Lunchbox, all about back to school lunchboxes and how to think outside the lunchbox rut. Gillian shares tips on infusing creativity into lunchboxes, thinking outside of the box and trying something new with your kids’ lunches without spending a lot of time. She also shares...