Happy, Healthy and Holistic

  How these local parents are taking a natural approach to treating their children’s illnesses                        Tammy Fisse had nearly given up on finding a treatment that would help soothe her dau...

Grow Me Something, Mister!

Local kids plant gardens, raise chickens to create a more sustainable way of life  After Hurricane Katrina tore through Corrie Spano’s neighborhood in 2005, she found herself waiting in line with what seemed l...

Diversifying the Plate of Picky Eaters 

Take baby steps to establish a new food routine  Michelle Bullock knows a thing or two about picky eaters. Her two-year-old son, Ronald, has a few favorite foods, but the Lakeview mom wishes he would add a li...

Maintaining A Healthy Weight For Children

 Written by Kim Hemenway M.S., L.D.N., R.D.      A weighty topic Helping children maintain a healthy weight bodes well for their future It used to be, an overweight chi...

Juicing: What You Need To Know To Get Started

We have all heard of people juicing to loose weight. Juicing can be so much more! There are juices to gain energy, to improve brainpower, to boost immune system, to aid digestion, and improve their skin. While ...

Involving Children In The Kitchen

One of the best gifts you can give your child is to teach him or her that healthy food takes planning and preparation. It is my belief that children should know about food and should learn how to handle and to ...

Healthier Diets Yield Better Behavior

Children are dynamic creatures and their development is the product of multiple factors, including innate temperament (nature) and environmental factors such as discipline (nurture). The connection between nutr...

Family Friendly Restaurants

We polled, you picked. Don’t dine out without this list! Also, check out TIPS for easier dining after our list... Top Readers Picks ( listed alphabetically) Acme Oyster House on Veterans: Loud and casual. Br...

Easy Recipes For Juicing

Recipes from Claire Layrisson: Directions - Wash and chop produce. Run through juicer. Enjoy! Drink within 24 hours. (Juices should be consumed as soon as possible after making, as nutrients degrade.) They ...