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Guest Blog: Connie Evers – Healthy Eating, One Step at a Time

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Healthy Eating, One Step at a Time
Making food choices you can live with is the key to long-term health

March is National Nutrition Month®, which is a great time to reflect on your eating habits and set some goals for long term, sustainable changes. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”

Good eating habits begin with a list or two.

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Guest Blog: Connie Evers – Enjoy a Heart-Healthy, Flavorful February

Monday, February 11th, 2013

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Flavor your February with delicious heart-healthy Foods

February is American Heart month, which is a great time to revisit your lifestyle habits and set goals for adopting heart healthy habits. Heart disease remains the leading killer in the US for women and men alike. We also know that heart disease begins in childhood, so adopting healthy family food habits early in life is especially important.

Mediterranean food is easy to prepare and emphasizes whole ingredients.

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Guest Blog: Connie Evers – 13 Healthy Food Swaps For 2013!

Monday, January 7th, 2013

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – 13 Healthy Food Swaps For 2013!

Switch Up Your Snacking and Everyday Meals For a Healthy New Year

Making the move towards better nutrition doesn’t have to feel like deprivation or punishment. Focus on the foods to eat more of and gradually replace the nutritional no-no’s with nutrient-rich, delicious alternatives. Below are 13 of my favorite swaps that I have incorporated into my eating plan over the years:

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Guest Blog: Connie Evers – A Tip Sheet of Healthy Weight Habits

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Healthy Weight Habits

While there is a lot of focus on childhood obesity, the problem is actually much worse among American adults – approximately two-thirds of the adult population is currently overweight or obese. The truth is that we have a child obesity problem primarily because we have a growing adult obesity problem. No matter how much we lecture or cajole our kids to eat better and increase physical activity, kids still learn primarily from watching and emulating us. The environment we create for our kids is the “normal” that they will take into adulthood.

The good news is that the reverse is also true – when parents, caregivers, teachers and other adults adopt habits that lead to healthy and successful weight management, children are also more likely to follow our lead and practice healthy behaviors.


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Guest Blog: Connie Evers – The Benefits of Whole Grain + Recipes!

Monday, November 5th, 2012

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Choosing and Using Whole Grains

Rich in fiber, complex carbohydrates and nutrients, whole grains provide energy for moving bodies and thinking brains.

Children really benefit from the nutrient boost that whole grains provide. Most American kids eat very few servings of whole grains and prefer products made from refined flours. When children are offered whole grains beginning at a young age, they get used to the coarser texture of whole-grain breads and cereals. I advise parents to start whole grain iron-fortified baby cereals (e.g. oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat) as soon as they begin feeding solid foods at around 6 months of age. And of course, parents who eat whole grains on a regular basis up the odds that their kids will too! (more…)