Are you getting ready to hit the road or the air for your annual Thanksgiving travel? I don’t know about you, but thinking about it makes me tired…and wired at the same time, between the traffic and the crowds and the luggage and the kids. It’s pretty much a given that chaos will be a constant companion during holiday travels. But that’s ok, as long as we prepare in advance. And if you or your family have dietary restrictions, preparing in advance is a MUST.
Did you know that 1 in every 13 children has food allergies? That’s roughly two per classroom in the US. These include severe allergies to nuts, which can result in anaphylaxis and death if not treated. That’s why when one child has a severe nut allergy, their families aren’t the only ones affected. Their communities and their schools are also affected due to the risk of cross-contamination. As a result, many schools are now nut-free – that means no more PB&J sandwiches, trail mix or honey-roasted peanuts in lunch boxes. But fear not, we’re here to help!
It’s Super Bowl Sunday this weekend, and for many that can mean absentmindedly munching on high fat high calorie processed game day foods. The good news is that this doesn’t have to be the case! You can create an awesome game day spread and still enjoy some delicious game-time munchies without sacrificing your health. Here are some super simple tips and healthier food alternatives for your Super Bowl spread that will taste good AND feel good!
The FDA published a set of proposed changes to the nutrition facts label that we all know and probably-don’t-so-much love today. If you’re like me, you’ve probably had to do some math in your head at the grocery store to translate the information the nutrition panel is giving you “per serving” into what you’ll actually be consuming per package. One of the major changes that the FDA is proposing is to revise those serving sizes to reflect how much Americans are really eating per serving rather than how much they should be eating.