Tag Archives: calcium

Got Milk?

Got Milk? Not so fast. According to the US Department of Agriculture, cow’s milk consumption has dropped about 25% in the past 30 years, while plant-based milk alternatives such as almond, soy, and rice, have increased nearly 11% since 1999! A growing number of Americans are choosing milk alternatives because of lactose intolerance, lower fat […]

Beat the Lunch Box Blues

School is well underway! Are you tired of making lunch yet? It may be hard to believe, but research suggests cafeterias provide healthier meals than home-prepped varieties. Does your lunch need a makeover? Below are five of the main complaints with bagged lunches, along with solutions to improve this mid-day meal and show your lunchbox some love: “Half of the […]

What’s in your lunch box?

Kids are back in school, summer is coming to a close, and one of the biggest concerns of many parents around this time focuses around what to pack for lunch! Whether it be elaborate (shown below), or just plain simple, lunch is an important time to provide kids with some of the vital nutrients they […]

Flavored Milk – Love it or Leave it?

A hot topic in recent years, due to the childhood obesity epidemic, flavored milk (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry). Is the additional sugar less of a concern than the lack of calcium intake? Read on to udderstand this controversy. Photo Credit Flavored milk is loaded with cavity-causing sugar, and additional empty calories our kids don’t need; whereby, […]