Breakfast kick starts your day and helps give you the energy to get things done and to be able to focus. Take a look at some new breakfast ideas.
The word “snack” makes a lot of people think of unhealthy salty or sweet options. But snacking is actually a very important part of your child’s eating habits. The trick is to be careful about why, when and how your children snack.
Take a look at this recipe collection and discover some new ways to surprise your family at mealtime.
A lot of pressure comes with being a parent and we can easily stress out over trying to be “perfect”. Guess what, there is no such thing! So make sure you celebrate and give yourself credit for all those little successes you’ll enjoy as your family grows! At the end of the day it’s figuring out what works best for you and your family. Take a peek at some of the successes our team members are enjoying.
Melanie Hall, MI, RD
Mom of Two
I have a no frying rule in my kitchen, so I have tried oven frying everything, chicken, tofu, catfish, plantains, you name it! I also use crushed cereal instead of bread crumbs for all these recipes, it’s cheaper and faster than buying or making breadcrumbs. I just put corn or rice cereal in a resalable bag and let my youngest crush it with a rolling pin.
Stacey Krawczyk, MS, RD
Mom of Four
When my kids were transitioning to table foods, I took advantage of their interest in trying “big people food” and exposed them to lots of different and new fruits and vegetables. One of my kids’ favorites for a long time was mashed avocado as a dip or spread for other foods. This was especially important as one of my boys was underweight and could use the nutrient and calorie boost! Once they hit the school-aged years they narrowed their food favorites for a few years as they established their “own” diets. I continued to be persistent in offering those nutrient-dense foods. As they have gotten older, they are such great eaters with a wide variety of foods and cuisines they love. The persistence paid off – they are now “healthy food ambassadors” to their teen peers!
Sarah Ludmer, RD
Mom of Two
Eating veggies was always tough for my oldest. I would cut them up in different shapes but it just wasn’t his favorite. We decided to grow a couple tomato plants in pots the next summer and he decided to take one off the vine and eat it like an apple. He loved it and it is now his favorite vegetable. Sometimes it just takes a new environment and repeated exposure to new foods.
Courtney Placinta, MPH, RD
Mom of Two
My kids eat dinner at 4 pm! Even as a dietitian, feeding my kids can be really challenging. My youngest is hesitant to try new foods, and my oldest wants a snack every 2 hours. At the end of the school day, my kids are HANGRY, and regardless of how many snacks or what types of snacks I provide, they were still begging for dinner, but dinner was a joke. I now take the opportunity to feed them an early dinner when we get home. They are more likely to try new foods, eat more of it, and be content for the rest of the evening.
Jessie Gutsue, MA, RDN
Mom of Two
Serve the same meal to the entire family, no exceptions. Always include one thing you know your children will enjoy. Exposure is key, keep serving healthful foods, and lead by example. They’ll come around!
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Kellogg brothers discover how to make flaked cereal
W.K. Kellogg brings consumers the world’s first ready-to-eat cereal
Kellogg hires the first full-time Dietian
Kellogg pioneers the printing of nutrition,
recipes and product info on packages
The first ready-to-eat cereal fortified
with B vitamins arrives in stores
Kellogg unveils the first high-protein
cereal on the market
Nutrition facts appear on the front
of a U.S. cereal box for the first timet
The first 100% brown rice, Gluten Free,
WIC-eligible cereal hits the shelves
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