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...
Why the Kurbo App for Kids Misses the Big Picture
After spending time in the app exploring features and tracking meals, we have many concerns about how the app could impact the health and well-being of the children who use it. Thankfully, the choice isn’t between using Kurbo or doing nothing at all.
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!
GERD (Gastroesphageal reflux disease) in Children
Diet modification is very important in getting control of symptoms of GERD. Triggers for GERD can to some extent vary from patient to patient.
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.
Dr. Yum's Class Party Toolbox
In response to teacher requests, we suggest the following recipes that can be used in classroom parties as a substitute to more processed, sugary treats.
Our Favorite Pantry Staple Recipes (With Substitution tips!)
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all of our lives, we here at the Dr. Yum Project know that you may be in need of recipes that rely on pantry staples like canned and dry beans, onions, garlic, canned and frozen veggies, spices, oats, and dried fruits.
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
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.
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.
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...