No wonder your (usually) sweet honey child acts like a junkie on withdrawal when you drive by her favorite fast food restaurant. A new study (on rats, mind you) suggests that high-fat, high-calorie foods affect the brain in much the same way as cocaine and heroin. Eating too much junk food gradually overloads the “pleasure […]
Suggestions for balancing your meals. Moderation is a major part of healthy eating!
Lisa reveals how much food should be on your family’s dinner plates (it’s less than you think!)
Junk food isn’t always a bad thing. ZisBoomBah nutritionist Lisa Lanzano talks about ways to satisfy your kids’ sweet tooth.
Whole grain has better nutrition – more vitamins, more minerals and more fiber. So why don’t we eat more whole-grain products? “Because they take longer to cook, they are not always as accessible and people have a perception they don’t taste as good,” says ZisBoomBah nutritionist Lisa Lanzano. White-flour products definitely have different texture and […]children diet, eating habits, fiber, healthy foods
We often talk about healthy eating habits here. But what can and should parents really expect from their children? Let’s do a reality check. As our house nutritionist Lisa Lanzano says, one cookie is not going to undo the good nutrition kids get regularly. Neither will one trip to McDonald’s. Maybe what we are really […]children diet, eating behavior, eating habits, emotional eating, healthy eater, overeating
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force just published a recommendation to screen children ages 6 to 18 for obesity. Why now? There’s enough scientific support now that intervening early can really help kids beat obesity and the health problems it brings. Intense behavior treatment works, says the advisory panel of doctors, but it is tough […]childhood obesity, parents, weight gain
Too much lounging may shorten your life, according to a new study from Australia. Makes sense. Remember the movie “Matilda”? The bratty brother Mikey could be a poster child for coach potato kids, couldn’t he? Overweight, grouchy, empty-headed, sits in front of the TV all day long, mindlessly stuffing food into his mouth. Hold the […]childhood obesity, couch potato, exercise, fitness, weight gain
If you can find an excuse not to work out faster than you can find your gym shoes, you know how hard it is to get (and stay) in the habit of exercising regularly. If you are rushing out the door in the mornings with an empty stomach, only to crave a scone with your […]breakfast, childhood obesity, children diet, eating habits, healthy eater, healthy foods, overeating, parents, snacks, water, weight gain