Expert Blog Posts

  1. June 20, 2012

    Marketing and Mickey — A change in food marketing to children

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Is Mickey promoting health? And are you buying? 12 comments
  2. March 21, 2012

    Kids and sugar — The good, the bad and the ugly

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Kids eat too much sugar. That's no surprise, but it turns out that sugary drinks aren't the main cause. 12 comments
  3. February 22, 2012

    Why a picture of broccoli is worth a thousand words

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Kids need to be exposed to a food 10 or more times before they'll try it. Do pictures of food count? 8 comments
  4. February 15, 2012

    Will school lunch changes mean healthier kids?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. New rules mimic changes many families have already made, such as eating more fruits and vegetables. Will kids be healthier as a result? 25 comments
  5. December 7, 2011

    What food trends define the millennial generation?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Millennials' approach to food can be summed up as "I eat what I want when I want." But is that healthy? 2 comments
  6. October 27, 2011

    Diabetes in school

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. Prepare yourself for the challenges that may face your child with diabetes in school. 6 comments
  7. September 2, 2011

    Pack lunches with a healthy punch

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. A new school year often means a new lunch box. Get back into the school routine with these tips for creating healthy and tempting lunches. 10 comments
  8. September 1, 2011

    Teenage pregnancy: Advice for parents of teens

    By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M. Teenage pregnancy is an emotional topic. Here's insight from a Mayo Clinic specialist. 4 comments
  9. October 14, 2010

    Talking to kids about healthy food choices

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. If a food has no carbohydrates, no protein and no fat, does that make it good for you? How would you answer that question? 7 comments
  10. October 6, 2010

    Investing in kids' health

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Kids do better in school when they're well nourished. What can be done to create healthy environments at school, at home and in the community? 5 comments
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