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How I Talk to Baby Boy About Nutrition

One of the things I like best about the way I was raised is that my mom talked to us like adults. No down-talking. No dumbing down her rather formidable vocabulary. She figured if we didn’t know a word, we could ask what it meant, or look it up. Or just learn through exposure and […]

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If only adults knew what this 3rd grader does!

I love science experiments. I did one with my Cub Scout related to an email that has gone around for years, saying that microwaved water kills plants. We sprouted seeds in vinegar water, sugar water, microwaved water, filtered water, and tap water. The microwaved water did the BEST. (I’m not advocating for microwaves here—microwaving is […]

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Would you gain weight if you ate an entire car full of spinach?

My oldest son, Cade, 20 years old, came over to chat for a while and tell me about his luck with the ladies, a few days ago. We were shooting the breeze and had this completely pointless conversation, related to whether or not he has gained weight, since moving out into his first apartment away […]

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Subject: Nancy solves the problem of her son’s green smoothie making him weird!

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I spoke with you in Houston after your delightful class last month. I shared with you the story of my young son, who asked me not to make him green smoothies any more because the kids were making fun of him. You asked me to write up the story for you and include […]

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Your child had a green smoothie in class today!

This is a letter our reader Christy Li, copied us on, when she sent it out to her daughter’s whole classroom. One of my favorite things EVER is when GSG readers reach down to the kids, to educate them about healthy food choices! Hi Parents, I am Alexandra’s mom, Christy Li. I wanted to share […]

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Dr. Jorgenson tells the beautiful story of her “autistic” son Luke

This is a story by Dr. Michelle Jorgenson, a GSG reader in Highland, Utah, whose story is featured in the intro to How to Raise Healthy Eaters. I think you will find it inspiring: One of my pet peeves is when people say, “I try to help my family get healthy, but they just won’t […]

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Avoiding Judging Others Who Eat the S.A.D. (book excerpt)

This is an excerpt from my book coming out Jan. 1 (available only at classes on my lecture tour, TBA soon), regarding How to Eat Right In the Real World. And raising healthy eaters without being condescending or superior while the S.A.D. is served all around us. Several parents in our recent contest, submitting their […]

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Ann in Ohio shares some great ideas to raise healthy eaters!

This reader, Ann in Ohio, gave us a great entry in our recent contest sharing ideas about How to Raise Healthy Kids. It qualifies as a “runner up,” and we’re going to give her a prize, too. I have adapted her recipes, using my 6 baking tips to make a recipe healthier: Replace sugar with […]

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Subject: Dr. Jorgenson shares her tips on raising kids to be healthy eaters, Part 2 of 2

These are recipes Dr. Jorgenson shared, from the last blog post. Enjoy! Thank you, Michelle! Peanut Miso Sauce 2/3 C water 2/3 C peanut butter 3T miso 1/4 C lime juice 2 T nama shoyu or Bragg’s 2 T olive oil 1 T garlic, minced 1 T ginger, grated   Blend all together and serve […]

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Dr. Jorgenson shares her tips on raising kids to be healthy eaters, part 1 of 2

Dr. Michelle Jorgenson, a dentist in Highland, Utah, is one of our three winners of the “How to Teach Kids to Eat Right” contest. Her comments here, and the recipes in my next blog, will be featured in my upcoming book, How to Eat Right In the Real World. I’ll share the inspirational story later, […]

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