nutrition

Tips for Eating Healthy during Pregnancy

We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” But did you know that what you eat while expecting a baby affects your baby’s health for life? » Read more

Herbal Teas and Pregnancy: Is it safe to drink herbal teas during pregnancy?

The list of things that women should and shouldn’t eat or drink during pregnancy can be confusing and hard to keep track of.  Like most pregnant women you want to steer clear of consuming anything that is not safe for pregnancy.  You know caffeine is something you should avoid or at the very least limit.  To help ditch the coffee cravings, you decide to turn to herbal t » Read more

How Many Calories Should My Child Eat? Nutrition Guide for Kids

As a parent, you want to provide your children with the best nutrition.  A healthy diet full of whole grains, lean protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables is essential for growing bodies.  When you feed your family, you probably try to provide them with balanced meals, healthy snacks, and plenty of water.  But, it may be difficult to gauge the portion sizes and calories that » Read more

USDA Replaces the Food Pyramid

By JustMommies

On Thursday, the Surgeon General, Secretary of Agriculture, and First Lady Michelle Obama revealed the USDA’s new nutrition guide, “My Plate”.  The new visual food diagram replaces the almost 20 year old Food Pyramid, according to the Associated Press.  » Read more

Youth Sports Nutrition Tips

By Paula Schmitt

One of the most common questions parents ask regarding their child’s nutrition during sports is - what is the healthiest thing for my child to eat and drink before playing sports? » Read more

Weight Loss Tips: 7 Ways to Get You Back into Those Skinny Jeans!

By JustMommies

How do you lose weight and keep it off? We reached out to Los Angeles’ own celebrity trainers Jordan Yuam of Jordan’s Virtual Fit Club and Jeff Bomberger for their tips on the most effective way to lose those extra pounds! » Read more

Top Ten Exercise and Training Related Mistakes Of Women Over 35

By Michele Howe

Trainer Maryellen Jordan, owner of Positively Fit, makes the following observations regarding general oversights women over the age of thirty-five make in regard to exercising and training most efficiently. » Read more

Tips for Overweight Kids

By Rebecca Pillar

In the age of fast convenient foods, busy lifestyles, fun video games and T.V programs, children are eating more and exercising less. » Read more

The Whole Story on Whole Foods: Why they’re important for a healthy body

By Elizabeth Yarnell

Less than a century ago, our diet was made up entirely of whole foods. Nowadays, many people in our society wouldn’t know how to prepare a whole food for eating if they were stuck on an episode of Survivor. » Read more

The Problem with Fad Diets

By Maria T. Pepin

A fad diet is a quick weight loss plan that becomes very popular with the public and then may fall out of favor, usually shortly thereafter. Most of these diets promise immediate results, sound too good to be true and eliminate one or more of the five basic food groups. From Atkins to South Beach to the Zone… there is always a new diet craze being marketed out there. » Read more