How to get your children to eat more vegetables? Follow these 5 tips: Serve them often and eat them yourself Avoid labeling your kids with their food preferences Start with vegetables you know your child likes Avoid coaxing, bribing, bullying and/or threatening Let them play with thei
Very exciting news! Dr. Patricia wrote an article for Contemporary Pediatrics – and you can view it here. In it, she discusses how she got into obesity treatment, what she has found to work, and some tips for other pediatricians. Don’t miss it!
What is the most important way to create stress-free mealtimes? In the book and in my practice, I often discuss the “Division of Responsibility” from Ellyn Satter’s principles. My philosophy for treating childhood obesity and creating a happy home environment is grounded in Ellyn Satt
Here are some fun, healthy ways to do high-intensity interval training. These are intense, quick-burst activities that you can do with your kids. Pillow fights NERF gun battles Paintball battles Chases in the park Tag Tickle wars Races for rewards Frisbee Basketball Jumping on a tramp
Confused about what to serve your children? Wondering whether juice, sports drinks, energy drinks, or milk are recommended? Kids tired of plain water? Follow this advice: Water and plain nonfat white milk are the best. Juice is not recommended (not even 100% fruit juice). A few tips i
Cold and dark outside, or just don’t feel like heading to the park? Try these easy and effective exercises inside the comfort of your own home: Dance Play hide-and-go-seek Follow a workout video (If you can, do it with your teens, who may especially enjoy this.) Play Simon Says
It doesn’t matter what season it is, it’s always a good time to do some spring cleaning to de-junk your house. Once your done comes the hard part – re-stocking your fridge and cupboards with healthy fare that will actually get eaten. Follow these tips to re-st
Follow these grocery shopping tips for an enjoyable, stress-free outing: Plan to make one shopping trip per week to get the majority of what you need. Make a list and keep it in a handy spot to add to it during the week. Take it with you to the store to avoid making impulse buys for t