Family Health

How Do You Meet Your Picky Eater’s Nutritional Needs?

Picky eating is a common struggle in childhood. However, FEED’s picky-eater problem solver, Lara Field has years of experience helping parents manage these behaviors. Read Lara’s tips on how to meet your picky eater’s nutritional needs in her interview with OPEEQO.    

Vitals on Vitamins

Fall is here and the cooler temperatures mean cold and flu season is upon us. While nutrients from food are always best, multivitamins can help fill those nutrition gaps in the daily diet. With so many children’s multivitamins on the market, it can be difficult to sift through the best products. You can confidently chooseRead More ›

Understanding reasons behind college weight gain – Chicago Sun Times

  Originally published in Lifestyles – WELL 10/17/2017, 11:00am By Diana Novak Jones – For the Sun-Times For college freshman, those first few weeks, even the first few months, the freedom of being on your own for the first time can be exhilarating. But all that freedom can be overwhelming for some students, giving way toRead More ›

Three Minute Meals

While many of us wish each night offered an opportunity to enjoy gourmet meals, the reality of everyday life rarely allows for such luxury. Instead of simply dialing your favorite takeout spot, we have gathered a few of our go-to, quick and healthy meals that are both satisfying and simple. Although, some may take a bitRead More ›

Smart Snacking

To snack or not to snack? This is a question we hear often that does not always have a simple YES or NO answer. Snacks can be a healthy addition to meals and even a way to sneak in some extra nutrients from fiber-rich fruits and vegetables. However, snacking can also lead to consuming tooRead More ›

Eat Seasonably – KIWI

There is nothing like fresh fruits and vegetables during peak season. Check out our “Eat Seasonably” feature where we will share health tips, preparation tricks, and new recipes featuring the best of the season’s produce. Often considered a tropical fruit, kiwis are actually harvested in late September, making for a perfectly sweet back-to-school treat. EachRead More ›

Eat Seasonably – APPLES

As it turns out, an apple a day may keep the doctor away!  Apples are one of the best sources of polyphenols, which have been shown to create preventative effects against cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neuro-degenerative diseases.  Apples are also a good source of potassium, vitamin A, and fiber (be sure to eat theRead More ›

Beat the Lunch Box Blues

School is well underway! Are you tired of making lunch yet? It may be hard to believe, but research suggests cafeterias provide healthier meals than home-prepped varieties. Does your lunch need a makeover? Below are five of the main complaints with bagged lunches, along with solutions to improve this mid-day meal and show your lunchbox some love: “Half of theRead More ›

Eat Seasonably – PEAS

These little green vegetables may look small, but they deliver a big nutritional punch.  Loaded with vitamins A, C and K,  important minerals like calcium, copper and zinc, along with  filling fiber, the green pea offers more than what meets the eye. As a low-calorie protein, 1 cup of peas provides 118 calories and 8Read More ›