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Be Careful with BMI

With all of the news about childhood obesity, and our worries about our own waistlines, some parents have been running off to get a scale and a calculator to figure out the BMI (body mass index) of everyone in the family including the dog. But before you get too far in your calculations, remember this […]

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Snack for Thought

Do we let our kids snack too much? That’s what we’ve been wondering, after reading this new study on children’s snacking habits and this nifty little commentary on our “snacking nation.” As Jennifer Steinhauer memorably puts it, “Apparently, we have collectively decided as a culture that it is impossible for children to take part in […]

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An auspicious start

The Jolly Tomato took the kids out for donuts (yikes – a runner-up in our Hall of Shame foods to avoid for kids) this afternoon. And then when they both clamored for lollipops after dinner, she doled them out to everyone. How’s that for an auspicious start to writing about kids’ food intake? At the […]

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