Update: Chocolate Milk & The Biggest Loser

biggest loser teens (photo cred- people.com)

Chocolate Milk Update I have blogged about chocolate milk in the past, and its role in school nutrition (read here and here). In an effort to make chocolate milk more acceptable to the masses, the dairy industry has proposed reducing […]

Feeding Interactions and How They Influence Child Obesity


This is Part 2 of the blog series: Looking at Childhood Obesity through a Different Lens. Here, I take a different look at child weight problems, uncovering fundamental issues that deserve more attention. The interaction between the parent and child during […]

“Weight Watchers:” How NOT to Manage Your Child’s Weight

I Hate Broccoli

Last week an article entitled “Weight Watchers” in Vogue written by Dara Lynn Weiss described how she successfully managed her 7 year-old daughter’s weight problem by putting her on a diet. Dara-Lynn Weiss—aka the Tiger Feeder—now has a book deal […]

Why Worrying About Your Own Weight Can Promote Your Child’s Weight Gain

Contrary to popular belief, children hear what you say and see what you do.  Your behaviors and comments can leave a lasting impression.  Even your body image or weight concerns can be passed on to your kids.  Evidence shows that […]

The 7 Habits of Healthy Kids

Healthy kids get physical activity every day!

At a young age, health habits develop and can affect your child throughout their lives, especially when it comes to eating and physical activity.  You are the fundamental decision-maker when it comes to the well-being of your child and can help […]