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October Resolution: Incorporate Vegetables Into Every Lunch and Dinner

by | October 1st, 2014

Vegetables. We need them, we want our kids to eat them, but why is it so hard to serve them? Think back on your meals over the last week. How many were mostly protein and carbs? Sure, there is the token tomato sauce and carrot sticks, but how often do we really put some time…Read the Rest of Article

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Healthy Breakfast Recipe: Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes

by | September 10th, 2014

This healthy breakfast recipe is ideal for people with Celiac disease, or those who hate to start the day with a heavy, flour-loaded breakfast. Breakfast is the ideal time to introduce protein into your diet. This gluten-free recipe includes protein and fruit, two essential for a well-balanced diet, and is a great breakfast to give…Read the Rest of Article

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Healthy Snacks for Kids: Refreshing Lemon Pudding

by | August 6th, 2014

While summer is still going strong, parents are running out of nutritious, palette-pleasing ideas for their children. Refreshing Lemon Pudding is a refreshing choice, loaded with calcium and Vitamin C. Don’t get me wrong; this dish is sweet, but children need a treat after spending hot days at the pool or while on vacation. This…Read the Rest of Article

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June Resolution: Make Family Mealtime a Priority

by | June 3rd, 2014

Family mealtimes promote a healthy lifestyle for both children and parents.

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Dr. K’s Power Breakfast: Guaranteed to Give You Energy!

by | December 21st, 2013

Breakfast is an important meal. We are all very different when it comes to breakfast choices and whether or not we feel hungry early in the morning. The truth is that going without breakfast can make us, lack energy and feel very hungry in the middle of the morning, eating more that we should at lunch. At this…Read the Rest of Article

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Don’t Let Schools Decide What Your Child Will Eat For Lunch

by | September 3rd, 2013

Many school districts, such as the Laguna Beach Unified School District in Southern California are backing out of their commitment to the Let’s Move initiative to battle childhood obesity by eliminating unhealthy choices in school lunches. Even though your school may mean well, it is better to pack your child’s lunch with low-fat ingredients instead…Read the Rest of Article

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Dr Marta KatalenasDr. Marta Katalenas is a board-certified pediatrician, author and public speaker on the issues of pediatric health.

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The Step Up Diet by Dr. Marta Katalenas

Dr. Marta Katalenas is the author of The Step Up Diet, based on the principals of using quality, quantity, and timing to transform your whole family's eating habits.

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