Road Trip!

Posted July 6th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

If you are planning a road trip this summer with the family you are bound to find the back seat of your mini van covered with greasy potato chip bags and empty soda bottles by the time you reach your destination. Let’s face it, chips, soda and snack bars are among the tried and true go-to snacks on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

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S’mores From a Jar?

Posted May 13th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

One of my daughter’s very favorite desserts is s’mores, a treat usually associated with campfires.  Given that we live in the middle of Manhattan, we tend not to go on many camping trips. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Happy Meal is Happy No More

Posted May 11th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Okay, so we all know I’m big on educating kids about nutrition and helping them to make better food choices but this is taking it too far. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yogurt Tip

Posted May 6th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

We all like to give our kids yogurt to snack on because of the many nutritional benefits, not to mention that we also love to eat it ourselves. The problem I have been finding is that there are just way too many pitfalls in the yogurt aisles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Snacks…The Results Are In

Posted April 27th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

As moms, I think it’s safe to say that when we stroll (who am I kidding…race) through the grocery aisles we know when we are putting snacks into our carts that are processed, poor choices. Read the rest of this entry »

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Get Kids Cookin!

Posted April 20th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

A Boston area cookbook author, Sally Sampson, has started a local magazine which encourages kids to take part in cooking in their own households. Read the rest of this entry »

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This One is a Keeper!

Posted April 15th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

In addition to her constant requests for a cell phone, my 9 year old daughter, who does not understand the word, “no,” has another nagging request. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Not-So-Skinny on Movie Popcorn

Posted March 30th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

I’m sure many of you moms and dads are spending quality time with your kids while they are off from school for spring break this week. Our family is enjoying a “staycation” at home this year…no skiing or Caribbean excursions on the calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Can Small Changes Make Big Differences?

Posted March 11th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

I can’t count the number of times I have watched a  nutrition segment on a TV show or read an article with dieting tips that suggested that by making one small dietary change, big things would happen. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Dear Mom, Your Services Are No Longer Required at My Bake Sale.”

Posted March 9th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Now, this is just plain silly! From the New York Times:

No Brownies at Bake Sales, but Doritos May Be O.K.

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