picky eaters

Your Child Won’t Eat Your Healthy Meals?

The Biggest Mistake You Can Make and How to Encourage Your Child to LOVE Healthy Food excerpt from Healthy Food and Nutrition for Kids by Jane Sheppard Is your child super-selective in what he or she will eat? Are you worried about your picky eaters getting enough healthy food? Many kids are very selective, and …Read More

I Love Greens

Wonderful Project to Teach Children about Eating Healthy

Healthy Kids Books It’s important to begin teaching children about healthy food at a very young age. Kids begin to form healthy eating habits as young as babies/toddlers. Valya Boutenko is a children’s book author. She writes books that teach children about eating healthy in a fun, inspiring, and engaging way. These beautiful books make great …Read More

Kids and Soda

10 Reasons to Keep Kids Off Soda

10 Reasons to Keep Kids Off Soda 1.  Soda contains zero nutrients, and is high in calories and sugar. Studies show a strong link between soda consumption and childhood obesity. 2.  Soda suppresses the appetite so kids are less likely to eat nourishing foods. Soda drinkers are less likely to get the recommended levels of …Read More


Growing Up On Chemicals – Our Children’s Toxic Environment

By Jane Sheppard The scientific advancements of industry and agriculture have brought about the manufacture of over 75,000 synthetic chemicals, with a marked increase in the use of highly toxic pesticides in recent years. No matter where we live, our children are repeatedly exposed to these toxins. Most parents are not aware of the serious …Read More

Vegetable and Fruit Juicing Recipe for Kids

While I was in the middle of writing my recent blog post about fruit juice for kids, I had a wonderful conversation with my friend, Shelly. I could hear Nayelli, her 2 year-old daughter, in the background. “I want more juice!” I asked Shelly about the juice and she said she makes her own fresh …Read More

healthy drinks for kids

Are Fruit Juices Healthy Drinks for Kids?

Last fall the results of a Consumer Reports investigation showed there were disturbing levels of arsenic and lead in apple and grape juices. Inorganic arsenic is a human carcinogen and small amounts of lead can seriously effect physical and mental development. Many kids regularly drink juice, so it may be a big contributor to arsenic …Read More

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy Foods

Kids seem to love artificial, processed food that comes in cleverly marketed, colorful packages. These “fake foods” contain refined or artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colorings, and other chemical compounds to make it taste better or to prolong shelf-life. When kids eat this processed food, their bodies have to deal with the synthetic additives, and it can …Read More