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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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Healthy Afterschool Snack: Peanut Butter and Almond Spread

by | March 3rd, 2013

What is a good snack? A snack, by definition, is a small meal in between heavier meals. In order for it to be a good snack, it must pass the Quality/Quantity/Timing test. Quality - Natural ingredients, no preservatives or sugar added Quantity - Small amount Timing - Only once per day For children and even adults, the best time…Read the Rest of Article

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Guest Post: Improving the Quality of Food for Class Parties

by | February 5th, 2013

Whether you’ve spent hours making batches of cupcakes, or you’re a witness to those extreme sugar rushes (and crashes) when your child gets home from school, we all know about the poor quality of food being served to children during class parties. So why hasn’t anything been done about it? The only way to see…Read the Rest of Article

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Healthy Make-Ahead School Lunch Ideas

by | September 27th, 2011

Families today are busier than ever before, which means that parents have some tough decisions to make about where to invest their time. Providing children with a healthy lunch is a wise investment. Nutrition powers children’s learning.

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Austin Area Chefs Want to Help Improve School Lunches

by | February 27th, 2011

School lunches must be made healthier. The Let’s Move! campaign has invited chefs around the country to work with their local schools to come up with delicious, healthful ways to feed their children, and ways to get children excited about eating better.

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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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