November 18, 2019

The holiday season is a time for people to share and enjoy their favorite foods. We encourage everyone to do so with balance and moderation, and to not worry about "healthifying" recipes excessively. 

However, this could be a great opportunity to introduce your friends and family to a new spin on a classic recipe and start a culinary conversation!

The goal of our Revved Up Recipe series is to add vegetables to classic recipes without compromising the taste or texture. In doing so, kids and adults alike get an extra boost of nutrients while enjoying their familiar favorites.

Let us know if you make this recipe - tag us on Instagram , Twitter, or Facebook, or leave us a comment below!


Revved Up Mashed Potatoes


  • 6 oz golden beets (approximately 2 medium), peeled and quartered

  • ½ cup 1” diced parsnips

  • 2 medium ribs of celery, cubed 1”

  • 2 Tbsp roasted yellow pepper

  • 3 lbs potatoes, peeled and quartered

  • ½ medium h...

September 20, 2019

Instagram is implementing a new policy to its platform that will restrict posts advertising weight-loss products to anyone under 18 years of age. From CNN: "Content that makes a miraculous claim about certain diet or weight loss products, and is linked to a discount code or other offer, will no longer be allowed and will be removed from the platform." 

Read the full article below:

August 15, 2019

We often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that skipping breakfast could prevent us from reaching the day's full potential. 

But what about lunch?

For kids, the lunch period is always something to look forward to. It's a nice break from class and a time to socialize with friends.

But, the main point of the lunch period is to eat lunch! This is important because it's often the sole opportunity to refuel for the afternoon, which is usually the longer part of an already long day.

Eating lunch carries many benefits, including:

- Keeping kids' minds sharp. Proper fueling aids in concentration and focus, which is crucial for learning

- Providing the necessary energy to feel good, which can affect mood and confidence

- Providing fuel for after-school activities, sports, and clubs

And, of course, eating simply anything for lunch won't necessarily provide these benefits. A balanced lunch should include:

- Half the plate fruits and vegetables, to provide vitamins, minerals, an...

February 25, 2019

Televised or streamed sporting events are seen by millions of viewers, many of which are children. The screen time is staggering – recent research shows children, adolescents, and teens spend an average of 7 hours and 11 minutes of screen media per day 

Research also shows that children are particularly susceptible to advertisements, and these sporting events are filled with company sponsorships and commercials.

Are these sponsorships and ads negatively impacting children’s health and food choices?


A study looking at the sponsors of the top 10 most-viewed sports by children found some startling trends. All sports, except the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), had at least one food and/or non-alcoholic beverage sponsor (Bragg et al., 2018). The NFL showed to have the highest child viewership and 27% of their sponsors were a food and/or non-alcoholic beverage company (Bragg et al., 2018).

The ads were assessed using an established 100-point nutrition scoring system to assess nutritional...

November 15, 2018

Not long ago, there was common nutrition advice floating around that urged people to eat many small meals throughout the day as opposed to fewer large meals in order to “stoke the metabolic fire,” a misconception that has since been disproved.

Currently, the nutrition world is buzzing with the reverse concept of not eating throughout the day at all. It’s referred to as “intermittent fasting” or IF.

What is intermittent fasting?

IF is simply an alternating period of eating and not eating. There are many different ways to fast, and methods vary from restricting overall food intake on certain days (as in the 5:2 method where 5 days are normal eating days and 2 days are restricted) to eating in designated “windows” (such as eating in an 8 hour window in a 24-hour period in the 16/8 method).

Is this a new trend?

Not exactly - people have been fasting for thousands of years. Some fasts are done for religious reasons, and sometimes fasting happens naturally, like when we’re sick or there isn’t foo...

August 23, 2018

In the world of education, the end of summer is a busy time as teachers, parents, and kids are gearing up for the beginning of a new semester. For some, this is a drastic shift from the summer schedule and may warrant an adjustment period. Here are a few tips for parents to help ease the summer-to-school transition, and to ensure your kids start the school year with healthy habits:

  1. Establish a routine early

    If the summer schedule changed, it can be difficult getting back into the swing of the school year. To avoid the overwhelming number of shocks to a child’s physical and mental system, it’s a good idea to establish a morning routine a week or two before school begins. This will help synchronize their biological clocks and encourage some autonomy for when it really counts.

  2. Ensure a good night’s sleep

    Some research-backed tips for a good night’s sleep include: setting the room temperature to 60-70°F, avoiding caffeine at least 6 hours before dozing off, and avoiding ea...

June 18, 2018

Whether your kids are at camp, taking summer classes, or enjoying the break from school, there's a good chance they're spending more time outside (we hope!).

And while there's an abundance of social cues to remember sunscreen, sometimes the importance of hydration isn't emphasized enough. It's important to know that hydration isn't instantaneous - we need to ensure we're properly hydrated before stepping outside, and drinking fluids slowly and consistently throughout the day will help our cells absorb water best.

If your child is an athlete, being as little as 2% dehydrated can negatively affect his or her performance, bringing about fatigue and cardiovascular stress. General recommendations are as follows:

For moderate-intensity activity under 2 hours or high-intensity activity under 1 hour:

Drink 2-4 cups of water during the activity and after the activity.

For moderate-intensity activity over 2 hours or high-intensity activity over 1 hour:

Drink fluids with added electrolytes in...

March 16, 2018

In the past, prevailing nutritional guidance has focused on calories. It seems logical – we know obesity is correlated with poor health and is driven by excess calorie consumption.

But newer research suggests that calories aren’t necessarily determining our health status, and that focusing on food quality may be more beneficial for overall well-being.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that focusing less on the quantity of your food and more on the quality of your food may be a successful strategy for improving health.

This study has been widely discussed, and for a good reason. Not only did it take the unconventional approach of eschewing calorie-counting, but the results also showed that the ratios of fat and carbohydrates in your diet, coupled with your genetic predispositions, may not make a difference when it comes to health and weight loss.

The participants in the study were divided into two groups: a low-fat diet group and a low-carb diet...

March 12, 2018

What is National Nutrition Month?

From the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

National Nutrition Month (NNM) is a nutrition education and information campaign which focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

Every March, we promote NNM through a different theme, and the theme for 2018 is Go Further with Food

What does it mean to "go further with food"?

To us, this means being conscious of our food choices to help fuel our bodies appropriately while reducing food waste. Reducing food waste has a positive impact on the environment, families, and the community as a whole. 

You can learn more about shopping locally to reduce food waste here or how to better meal prep here

How are you going to "go further with food" this month? Leave us a comment below!

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