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Building a Satisfying Meal or Snack
Putting together a meal or snack that is tasty and nutritionally balanced doesn't have to be complicated. Use this simple framework to make it happen.
No More Boring Lunches! Our Favorite Lunch Packing Recipes
Packing lunches can feel monotonous, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some of our favorite recipes for lunch packing.
Fostering a Love of Cooking
May is National Foster Care Month. Here are a few tips to involve everyone in your household in planning, preparing, and partaking in meal time. This list is tailored to foster care-involved families, but can be adapted for any type of family!
Food Passports Help Sample the World From Home
In the current pandemic when traveling and eating out may still not be safe, Food Explorer Passports are a great way to “travel” without having to leave home.
Getting Quaran-Teens in the Kitchen
Getting teens in the kitchen has multiple benefits. However, in a global pandemic when we are practicing weeks and even months of social distancing...
7 Tips for Making Super Soups!
I love to make soups for my family because the possibilities are endless! Maybe you think of making a soup recipe when someone in your family has a cold or maybe when the weather is gloomy, but I believe every type of day is a great day for making soup. Here are my seven tips for making super soups at home!
10 Ideas for Finger Foods for Babies and Toddlers
Finger foods are a great way for babies to learn independence, develop their fine motor skills, and try a variety of more grown-up tastes and textures.
Container Herb Garden with Kids
A container herb garden is a great way to dabble in growing herbs and get the kids involved with gardening.
The Meal o Matic Makes Dinner Fast
The Dr. Yum Project is determined to bust through the barriers families face when trying to cook healthy meals at home with their one-of-a-kind free website tool, the Meal o Matic.
5 Tips for Feeding Snacks to Kids
Here are five simple French-inspired rules regarding snacking for kids Many of these can also be applied to adults too!
5 Ways to Create a Garden Classroom
There are so many ways families can start gardening together, and you don’t have to have a lot of outdoor space or resources to get started.
Sugar Hides in Sneaky Places
A high sugar intake is associated with higher risk for obesity, but so many parents may not realize what the recommended limits for sugar are for kids and how much sugar is in the foods their kids regularly eat.
Breakfast Pitfalls and Solutions
With routines changing and minimal grocery trips, many of us are finding that we need some new ideas for breakfast to fit our new situation. Here’s what the Dr. Yum Project team is cooking up in their homes for breakfast and some tips for using what you have to create a yummy meal to start your day!
A Pediatrician’s 10 Tips for Packing a Nutritious Lunch
It’s easy to want to pack the same things repeatedly because we know our kids like them. However, exposure to a variety of different foods is what grows an adventurous eater.
6 Reasons to Stop Feeding your Kids “Kid Food”
At the Dr. Yum Project we often say, “Most food is kid-friendly. Kids just need to learn how to eat it!” Kids who are taught healthy eating habits, which include eating a variety of healthy foods, will be far better off now and in the long run. They will be learning healthy habits that will last a lifetime
5 Tips on Feeding Toddlers
Feeding toddlers doesn’t have to be stressful. At my office I talk to parents of toddlers all the time about the frustrations of feeding their picky, unpredictable and stubborn little ones. Here are a few points to keep in mind when feeding toddlers:
Parents, Skip the Juice and Offer Whole Fruits Instead
While it may be fine to let a kid have a juice box at a birthday party, I tell parents they should consider NOT buying juice or bring it in the home. Here are my reasons why.
Dr. Yum’s “No Cavity Club”
Over the years I have seen a lot of kids with tooth decay. For kids to be healthy eaters, they need a healthy mouth and teeth!
Getting Started Feeding and Making Your Own Baby Food
When your pediatrician says that you are ready to start solid foods, usually between 4-6 months, you may have a lot of questions about how much food to give, what kids of food to give, and in what order food should be introduced.
Dr. Yum’s Ban on Picky Eaters
Several times a week, I’m faced with the frustration of a parent of a picky eater, either in my pediatrics practice or in the Dr. Yum Project Kitchen where our team teaches families to cook. These parents are tired, worn out, and out of answers...