This Is What’s Wrong With Foods & Drinks Marketed To Kids

Here's What's Wrong With Food & Drink Marketed to Kids -- Real Mom Nutrition

Everything that’s wrong with the foods and drinks marketed to kids these days can be found in this bottle of Hawaiian Punch. Here’s why: It’s Cheap This stuff costs $1.99 for a gallon. That’s less than a gallon of milk. It Pretends To Be Healthy See the prominent label on the front for “100% DV vitamin C”? The manufacturer wants…

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The Trouble With Concession Stands In Youth Sports

The Trouble With Concession Stands In Youth Sports -- Real Mom Nutrition

If you have kids in baseball, softball, football, and other organized sports, you know about the concession stand. It may generate much-needed revenue for the sports league. It’s almost always stocked with junk food. As a parent, it’s hard to deny your player something from the concession stand, especially when the whole team gathers there after…

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What To Do When Your Child Feels Deprived Of Junk Food

What To Do When Your Child Feels Deprived Of Junk Food -- Real Mom Nutrition

I got this question recently on my Real Mom Nutrition Facebook page from mom Kelli: I do my best to feed my family mostly clean. I try to have snacks only when needed, foods like nuts, popcorn, cheese, whole grain crackers, yogurt, fruits, veggies, and hummus. I let my kids eat junk food at parties and events where…

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Why I’m Still Not Lovin’ McDonald’s

Moms Not Lovin It

One year ago this month, I traveled to McDonald’s corporate headquarters in Illinois to help deliver the message that parents are tired of fast food marketing to children. I was part of a team of mothers organized by Corporate Accountability International (CAI). Though McDonald’s tried very hard to silence our message at the shareholders’ meeting, I was able…

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What To Do About Junk Food Sports Snacks

What To Do About Junk Food On the Sidelines of Kids Sports -- Real Mom Nutrition

After all the cupcakes and cookies on the sidelines of pee wee soccer (read Soccer Mom Soapbox), I was relieved when my son started playing flag football and sports snacks were a non-issue. In four seasons, I didn’t see a single Capri Sun or Dorito. One coach brought goodies to the last game–but beyond that, it…

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