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Making Kids Lunch Fun with Bento Box Lunches

Part of the back to school fun for my kids is picking out a cool lunch box for the upcoming year. As my girls get older, they are wanting to move away from the traditional PBJ packed lunch and are   Read More »

My Daily Veggies

Do you have trouble getting enough vegetables in your family’s daily diet? I know I do. Even though my kids love vegetables, we are constantly on the go and I never know what the kids actually ate at school. I   Read More »

All Sugar Is Not Created Equal

By Dr. Lorraine Williams, aka Track Mom Sugar is sugar, right? From a physiological viewpoint, blood glucose is blood glucose, right? Wrong. The source of the glucose is what counts and has everything to do with your ability to use   Read More »

Slicing An Apple So It Won’t Brown

My daughters love apples with peanut butter for lunch – it is one of the few protein sources I can get my ultra picky 9 year to eat at lunch time – but how do you keep the apple slices   Read More »

What is Glucosamine and What are its Benefits?

Glucosamine, as the name suggests, is an amino sugar. It is a compound made of glucose and the amino acid glutamine. This sugar amine combo is naturally present in the cartilage of our body, ensuring that it keeps its health   Read More »

Reduce Your Sugar Intake and Feel Like a Million Bucks

I have never met a sugar I didn’t like – until yesterday. For the past month I have been making a concerted effort to eat healthier and drink more water – the results are beginning to show. The hardest part   Read More »

Making Healthy Choices Pays Off

In November I decided that I no longer needed to be drinking soda anymore, especially Diet Coke. I was concerned about the amount of artificial sweeteners I was putting in my body and the full sugar versions were certainly going   Read More »

10 Ways to Help Boost Your Child’s Immune System

Kids are exposed to so many viruses and bacteria in their daily lives, but how do they not all end up sick constantly? The answer has to do with their immune system – ie, their body’s ability to fight the   Read More »

Acidophilus Stops Cold Sores in their Tracks

Let me state again, I am not a doctor or a health care professional and the following is just my personal experience. Every winter when the cold viruses start going around, I usually have at least one cold sore (also   Read More »

20 Healthy Fall Fruits and Vegetables

Help your family eat healthier this fall by picking up some of the best nature has to offer. Find a local farmer’s market or check for local produce at your grocery store for these fresh fall fruits and veggies. Apples   Read More »