Category - Nutrition

Using your Kitchen as a Classroom—8 Key Ingredients for Purposeful Play in the Kitchen

Nutrition
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

By Kylie Hunter MOT, OTR/L. We all probably spend at least some time in the kitchen on a daily basis–and this time has most likely increased lately! With summer around the corner, why not use kitchen time to create enjoyable and even educational experiences for the entire family! From science experiments to slime, cake decorating to cooking for others, there are endless opportunities for teachable moments and FUN! Here are 8 ways to use the kitchen for positive learning experiences: Follow a Recipe Together Choose a recipe as a family and follow the step-by-step instructions. Have your child practice sequencing… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on May 29, 2020

Healthy Eating Habits during COVID-19: Building Strong Bones with Non-dairy Sources of Calcium

COVID-19
Nutrition
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

By Niki Philippa, RD, PhD, Clinical Dietician at the Center for Children and Youth. Shopping is an activity that has become much more challenging while we shelter in place. Long lines require us to cultivate patience. Some foods are unavailable, while others, like milk and yogurt, have short shelf lives that don’t fit our families’ needs. With a toddler and a baby at home, I’ve noticed that running to the store has become too difficult for frequent shopping, and this sparked my focus on non-dairy sources of calcium. Knowing the best non-dairy alternatives could come in handy on your next… Continue Reading


Posted by Niki Philippa on April 21, 2020

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