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Plan to Get Healthy WITH your Child Part Two: Healthy Eating
By | July 15, 2014 – 8:54 am | No Comment.

By Doug Brown

more_photo-recipe-gfcccookiesIn theory, maintaining a healthy diet is a piece of cake.

Get rid of the junk food. Pay attention to portion size. Congratulations.

In practice, though, following a diet that would make nutritionists sing can be more like pulling-off a perfect soufflé – it’s fraught.

Everybody overslept on a school day, the refrigerator is bare, but lunches must be made. So its a rush job for the …

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Plan to Get Healthy WITH your Child Part One: Healthy Mind
By | June 30, 2014 – 8:26 am | No Comment.

By Doug Brown

back to school.happy asian mother with daughter in schoolA healthy lifestyle involves more than eating your kale and moving your body.

You’ve got to get your mind into shape, too. It can be tough enough for adults to get their heads in the game. But the challenge can be even more profound for kids. And for parents, nudging kids’ attitudes and outlooks in healthy directions can be a puzzle.

Push too hard, and they rebel. …

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Q&A with Dr. Keith Ayoob: Junk Food and Milk eating patterns
By | May 23, 2014 – 12:03 pm | No Comment.

Question from Noshb2k6:

Hi, my 4 year old daughter is constantly ill and refusing to eat food unless it’s junk or milk from a bottle. She seems to develop coughs, colds, wheezing and weakness within a few weeks of recovering from another lingering illness. It takes her forever to recover from illness. She is  skinny and has dark circles under her eyes just now with shortness of breath coughing and weakness. Refusing to eat

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For Mom: 4 Gift Ideas Made By Kids
By | May 10, 2014 – 11:15 am | No Comment.

On Mother’s Day [or any day of the week!], let mom know how much she means to you by giving her a gift from the heart. A homemade gift means much more than something store-bought. To help, we created fun and easy printable projects that kids can make at home to let mom know just how much she’s appreciated.



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Q&A with Dr. Keith Ayoob: Is it normal to be in 5th percentile!
By | May 5, 2014 – 12:16 pm | No Comment.

Question from Richa:

I have 2 boys – 6 and 1.5 yrs old. My older one weighed 6.5 lbs and has always been below 5th percentile. He actually hit 5th percentile this year. It was a struggle to feed him bottle when he was a baby and then solids when he grew up. He always prefers fruits over any other food although now we make sure he eats all his …

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Easter Recipe: No-Bake, Kid-Friendly Apple-Grape Fruit Salad
By | April 17, 2014 – 7:56 am | No Comment.
Easter Recipe: No-Bake, Kid-Friendly Apple-Grape Fruit Salad

Happy Easter from ZisBoomBah!

From pastel-colored candy to fast-action egg hunts, Easter can often be overshadowed by today’s marketing. But for many, Easter is a time of celebration, gratitude, and family togetherness.

Whether your tradition includes early-morning hunts for dyed-eggs or remembrance of the origin of the holiday through worship, make this Easter weekend memorable by involving your kids in the preparation of the food, the ritual of setting …

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Q&A with Dr. Keith Ayoob: Will my Child’s Body tell him what it needs?
By | March 30, 2014 – 11:51 am | No Comment.

iStock_000013556797_ExtraSmallQuestion: Nichole says: Will my child’s body tell him what it needs?

Answer: Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FAND, our contributing Nutritionist. If you want to learn more, please follow Keith’s twitter @KeithAyoob

The real answer is yes and no. Young children CAN be very internally-driven, instinctive eaters, but this is not always reliable. Environmental issues, including availability of food, how food is presented, family temperament at mealtimes, even noise levels, …

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How to Use the Parents Food Guide
By | February 25, 2014 – 11:34 pm | No Comment.

As a Parent and a GraFood guide my kids dislikendparent, one of my favorite places to go on ZisBoomBah is the Parent’s Ultimate Food Guide.  After interviewing thousands of kids and parents over 3 years, I got an idea about how to help parents understand their kids food issues without bashing the child or the parent.  Bashing parents and kids seems to be the way of it in the nutrition field – …

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From IDS
By | January 19, 2014 – 9:27 pm | No Comment.

I really learned a lot of new cool ideas for my kids to play thank you. ids.…

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Fed Up Movie at the Sundance Festival
By | January 19, 2014 – 3:01 pm | No Comment.

Fed upThis year at the Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah provided us with a movie called Fed Up.   Stephanie Soechtig is the Director says “ Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics

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