Is junk food bad?

A little junk once in a while is not gonna make anyone sick.  Today is Purim, a day of joyous celebration, eating, drinking and being merry (at least that’s how I grew up celebrating…with endless mishloach manot baskets and treats coming through our door).

I believe that everything in life should be done with balance; not too extreme. It goes without saying that we function better with cleaner foods; but a “little” sugar sometimes,  per many nutritionists and dietitians, can even help brain growth in children. No, they don’t need to have it all the time, but if they ask for it,  give them times when they can have it.


When I look for treats for children, the main things I avoid is
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Do you trust your child when they say they are full?

Our relationship with food and our body begins at a young age. Even a young child knows when he or she has eaten enough. However, many adults, with good intention, encourage children to finish their plate or to eat more.


What this does is send a message to the child that
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Growing Foods

Thank you to the Shooting Stars class for inviting me to talk with them about growing foods like fruit, vegetables and water. We also shared that when we smile and we’re happy we feel much stronger (than when we’re sad); and that when we are kind to our friends, it makes their heart stronger. We love being strong!

The children got stickers for all their brilliant answers, what a smart class! They knew exactly which foods to put in the growing foods basket and which ones to color on their growing foods paper. I was so impressed when I visited them at lunch time and they each proudly showed me how many growing foods they had in their lunches; moms and dads – good job!!

Tip for the week: Kids are impressionable and the most enthusiastic about trying new things; so be a good example and make it fun for them; and they’ll be on board.

Listen to your body and the signs it gives you

We live in an information abundant world; everything available at our fingertips and it’s hard to know what information is accurate when it comes to health and food, right? So my suggestion is…be your own judge! See which foods make you feel good; which ones don’t and which ones cause your kids to act differently.

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Know that each of our bodies are different, so
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Eating healthy is a choice…

Every day we are faced with choices. What to put in and on our body. The next time you’re struggling to make the right choice, remember this: Nothing tastes as good as Feeling Good!


You will notice a difference immediately in your mood, skin, brain clarity, energy and productivity when you make wiser food and product choices.

I help my clients choose the right foods and products for their body.  Need a little assistance? Email and I’ll be happy to help you embrace a healthier, happier and more productive 2018.

How important is your health to you? What choice will you make today; or this week? It’s up to you. 

A healthy, productive and energized day starts with…

… Your Plate!

It’s very trendy today to pick up a juice at a juice bar or get a wheat grass shot and feel like you’re being healthy, right?

Don’t get me wrong, I love freshly squeezed juice and tonic shots and loading my smoothies with all sorts of super foods, and they’re really good for you too. But, none of that should “replace” real food; FRUITS and VEGGIES!


How many
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Do you read ingredients?

How often do you look at the ingredient list on the back of a food package?
Don’t be fooled by the label! The food industry wants us to buy; and they know we’ll buy if it looks healthy, so they’ll often put somewhat misleading labels on the package, such as “whole grain” “high fiber” “low fat”. Some of what’s on the label might be true, but…they can’t fool an informed buyer who knows how to read an ingredient list. So the  next time you shop, don’t only look at the label…read the ingredients to see if it’s really healthy for you.
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Here are some examples of misleading labels: 
If the second ingredient
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