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Using Food to Coax Your Child May be Putting Them at Risk

Using Food to Coax Your Child May be Putting Them at Risk

by Rismary Cabrera
Parenting is not always easy. When a fussy child is misbehaving or stubbornly refusing to budge, some parents naturally want to motivate them to get them to comply. If, for instance, you are at the grocery store and your six-year-old is cranky and acting out, telling them they can have candy if they are good can seem like a reasonable way to wait in the checkout line quietly. The problem is that bribing kids to gain compliance, especially with food, send the wrong message.

Biggest Nutrition Myths

Biggest Nutrition Myths

by Shearly (SU)
Diet books are kind of like toaster pastries – no sooner has one hit the shelves than another one pops up. There seems to be an almost endless line of nutrition advice parading by at any given moment. Avoid carbs! Eat only fruit! Schedule meals! Eat according to your blood type…or your age…or your address. Okay, we made that last one up. The point is that there are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about when, how and what to eat.