The Truth About Fruit Snacks

Myths about Fruit Snacks by Real Mom Nutrition

Fruit snacks are fixtures in lunch boxes and party goody bags. They show up on soccer sidelines and are beloved by kids (yes, including mine). But for something that calls itself “fruit” and a “snack”, they’re also highly overrated. Here are the three biggest misconceptions about fruit snacks–and what ALL parents should know about these ubiquitous little pouches: Myth #1:…

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Why I’m Tired Of “Foods You Should Never Eat!” Lists

Why I've Had It With "Foods to Never Eat" Lists! by Real Mom Nutrition

I am so over seeing this headline: “Foods You Should Never Eat!” There’s a good reason I see it so much. It’s effective. It’s just sensational enough to draw you in, just scary enough to make you flip to the page or click through to the article with a single worry: Oh no, could I be eating one of those foods???? Yes, you…

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Let’s Give Parents A Break

Let's Give Parents a Break

I try very hard to make this blog a no-judgments zone. Except when it comes to food marketers. I have no patience for junk food marketing that tries to lure kids with cartoon characters, video games, and thinly veiled promises of being cool. But a funny thing happens whenever I gripe about this: Some readers immediately jump to…

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How I Handle Halloween Candy Craziness

How I Handle Halloween Candy Craziness by Real Mom Nutrition

My name is Sally. I’m a dietitian. And I hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. In the past, I’ve doled out bags of pretzels, small tubs of Play-Doh, and sheets of stickers too (and see nothing wrong with going that route). But mostly, we hand out candy. Usually chocolate. If you’re a regular on this blog, you know I…

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Want To Improve Camp Food? Now Is The Time To Act!

Change Camp Food!

You may be in back-to-school mode, but if you were unhappy with the snacks or meals your child received at summer camp this year, now is the time to speak up. Why now? Because camps are sending out end-of-summer evaluations and surveys–and there’s plenty of time to look at parent feedback and make improvements for next summer. This summer,…

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