Nutrition and Wellness Resources

Eat Your Veggies!

On a webinar this morning with Dr. Ann Kulze, she reviewed strategies for encouraging kids to try new foods. *Repeat.  It can take between 8 and 15 exposures for a child (or adult!) to be open  to trying a new food. *Strategic pairing.  Add new foods with foods that your child already likes. *Bridging.  Don't go straight to the hearty, nutty breads if you are eating white. … [Read more...]

What is the Best Produce for Your Family?

(Re-Posted from February 2010).  Happy Ground Hog Day!   It’s snowing today, but we’ve had a recent thaw here in Chicago (we’d actually been able to see the grass/ground recently).  That sight of green got me thinking about seeds and gardening.  (It’s actually time to start thinking about planting seeds indoors already!).  Last month’s newsletter was about Community Supported … [Read more...]

Today is Food Day- October 24th

Through my involvement in Nurture, I have been involved with Food Day (October 24th) for the past 5 years.  Today I'm headed over to the Wood River YMCA's new greenhouse to serve up a recipe I'll call "Green Goblin Smoothie" since we are days away from Halloween.  Here is the recipe. Need some additional resources for Food Day? Guide for School … [Read more...]

A Special Offer to Support a Special Cause

Healthy Kids has a fun and special offer for you!  When you buy Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes through Amazon on a special day-September 28th-  you’ll receive a FREE multi-media product (valued at over $100) tying together the six mantras to yoga and mindfulness practices! Need another reason to buy the book?  It hit #1 Amazon New Release during … [Read more...]

Fall/Winter Seasonal Eating

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures cooler.  Time to call back our seasonal eating expert, Katherine Sumner, to tell us about the ways we can optimize our diets in these colder months to come.  Katherine was a guest columnist in April when she wrote about Spring seasonal eating. This month, you will read about yummy, warming and comforting fall/winter foods.  … [Read more...]

A New Children’s Book About Eating the Rainbow

Healthy Kids Founder Kathryn Guylay must have really gotten the author bug, because she is not only working on her Mountain Mantras book, but she is also co-creating a children's book to encourage kids to eat colorful fruits and vegetables. Kathryn is collaborating with professional and award-winning photographer Paulette Phlipot on this book, called Give it a Go, Eat a … [Read more...]

Mountain Mantras: A New Book on Wellness

Healthy Kids Founder Kathryn Guylay has learned so much by working with all of the thousands of Healthy Kids readers as well as participants in the Nurture program.  Her move out west to Sun Valley Idaho taught her a lot about facing fears and the unknown, and she started to jot down thoughts about what she was learning in her journey. These thoughts turned into a a book, … [Read more...]

Introducing Healthy Solutions for Corporate Wellness

I am excited to announce the incorporation of a new entity joining forces with Healthy Kids to improve the nutrition and wellness of children, families and adults:  Healthy Solutions of Sun Valley.  The website is still under construction, and we have planned an official launch in the fall.  Stay tuned! Over the years, Healthy Kids has been providing recipes and nutrition … [Read more...]

Summer Seasonal Eating

 Summer is a time when we need to make meal and snack choices that will help our bodies and our kids bodies to cool down and stay hydrated.  It is a great time of year to enjoy all the amazing fresh and local produce that is overflowing in the garden and in the stands at the farmers’ market.  It is time of year when everyone at my house downs bowls of gazpacho and eats salad on … [Read more...]

Spring Seasonal Eating

(Originally published on Healthy Kids in 2009).  I hope you are all as excited as I am about this wonderful time of year when the seasons change and we start to see more and more GREEN!  This month’s column is appropriately about eating greens, those yummy foods that signal that Spring is here—asparagus, kale, chard, arugula and much more.  This month I am honored to feature a … [Read more...]