Getting Kids Interested in Fruits and Vegetables

To help your children get more excited about eating fruits and vegetables, try planning activities that are centered around these healthy foods. I took my children strawberry picking the other week and while my kids already love to eat strawberries, I noticed that they were more eager to eat them because they were picking them off the strawberry plants…

What Causes Obesity?

The answer to this question is not as simple as you might think. Yes, excess weight gain is caused by consuming too many calories and not exercising enough, but there is more to it than that. People who struggle with obesity often deal with what is called weight bias. Weight bias is when obese people…

Is Body Mass Index an Accurate Measurement?

Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation that dietitians and doctors use to determine if your body weight is appropriate for your height. If you have a BMI above 24.9, you are considered to have too much body fat which puts you at risk for multiple health issues. BMI is used for adults and children 2 years and…

Slow Cooker Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes

This recipe is one of my favorites, and it’s so simple to put together. Biscuits go great with this dish and I also serve a fruit with it to make a complete meal. Serving size: 1 piece of chicken served with vegetables Servings per recipe: 6 Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 medium onion, sliced lengthwise…