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Bringing Nature to the Table

A big component of creating health throughout our lives is our ability to align with nature. Children are the same way. Showing them the cycles of nature and how to connect are very important ways we can teach children how to guide their own health. One of the ways I bring nature to the table is through… Continue reading Bringing Nature to the Table

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Healthy Snacks for Children

A lot of people ask me what I give children for snacks. My answer may take a bit of re-conceptualizing about what a snack really is.I actually don't even like using the word snack. In my mind, every time a child eats, it should be thought of as a meal. It may be a large… Continue reading Healthy Snacks for Children

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Mindful Eating for Children: Eat Meals Together

Sit Down to Eat.  I remember my mother reminding us to sit down to eat. Most of our meals were at the kitchen table. I think she was mainly worried about choking, but there are more reasons to sit down to eat. When our body is actively moving around, standing and doing different tasks, we are focused on action… Continue reading Mindful Eating for Children: Eat Meals Together

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Mindful Eating for Children: Connecting with Nature

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Eat Local and In Season. It's natural to become more mindful the more we connect with nature. By eating local foods that are in season, our bodies adapt to our climates and we connect more with the area in which we live. We… Continue reading Mindful Eating for Children: Connecting with Nature

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Mindful Eating for Children: Regular Mealtimes

Set meal and snack times. Regular meal and snack times can help promote even blood sugar levels and consistent energy. It's hard to be mindful when blood sugar levels in the body are going up and down. Our bodies thrive on rhythm and predictability. Some children can go longer between meals than others, but if… Continue reading Mindful Eating for Children: Regular Mealtimes