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Let Your Child Eat! What's Cooking?

Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN Photo: Kelly Sijapati, Illinois, USA Most parents worry about how much their children eat. How do we take the pressure off and foster a healthy relationship with food?  Did you know that healthy babies are born with an innate ability to know how much food they need? Breastfeeding your baby, you have most likely learned to be aware of her needs, by being responsive, feeding her on...

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Mood Foods What's Cooking?

Photos: courtesy of Michele O’Connor, Guiseley, Yorkshire, UK Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.   Eating for a good mood After the birth of your baby you will be doing a great job making milk for your baby. You will want to feed yourself well too, to stay healthy and well...

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Recovery from an Eating Disorder Mothers' Stories

Sara Sites, Pittsburgh, PA, USA   This is my journey recovering from an eating disorder. From about the age of 12, I’ve struggled with food. I don’t remember a time before food and body image-centered thoughts didn’t occupy my brain. For years, I treated myself badly and wanted my life to be over. But I found light at the end of the tunnel. I know women...

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Lentil Loaf What's Cooking?

Hannah McKenzie, Cary, North Carolina, USA   Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.   Lentil loaf is a savory go-to meal made with simple flavorful ingredients for our vegan friendly family. It lends itself to substitutions or additions depending on what vegetables or fruits are available and in season. Canned or...

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Gentle Weaning: Breastfeeding “Forever” Features

Barbara Higham, West Yorkshire, UK Photo: Liesl Marelli   Early weaning While the prevalent cultural attitude in many countries now is toward weaning babies early, during most periods of history and in most parts of the world babies have been breastfed for years rather than months (Mead & Newton 19671). A breastfed baby depends on his mother for both food and comfort and in societies that...

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Raising Healthy Eaters: Lessons Learned from Breastfeeding What's Cooking?

Katja Leccisi MS RDN, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada   As parents, we try to do what’s right when feeding our children. Unfortunately, that’s no easy task with so much confusion about what that is exactly. Nutritional advice is forever changing. Foods that were supposedly healthy one month are apparently off the list the next. In my experience as a dietitian and lactation consultant, I have seen...

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Homemade Hazelnut Milk What's Cooking?

Chantal Jura, Quebec, Canada Photo: by Chantal Jura   Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.   Alternatives to cows’ milk Whether you are lactose intolerant, allergic to cows’ milk proteins, vegan, or just do not enjoy the taste of cows’ milk, today’s grocery stores are flooded with alternatives to cows’ milk. Soy,...

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Kale What's Cooking?

Johanna Rhys-Davies, Silsden, West Yorkshire, UK Photo: Shutterstock.com / Peter Zijlstra   Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible. The brassica kale (part of the broccoli family) is enjoying a surge in popularity right now and rightly so. This fashionable queen of the greens is being championed by celebrities and celebrity chefs and...

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