Why My Kids Don’t Drink Juice Everyday {& What They Drink Instead}

The idea that fruit juice is a good way to get healthy vitamins and minerals into children while hydrating them is a myth. My kids don't drink juice everyday ... here's what they drink instead.

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer It’s everywhere. The idea that children should drink fruit juice regularly. On a hot summer day at the beach, we’re surrounded by children consuming fruit juice from boxes. At a family picnic, the squirt juices are on ice waiting for the children to lift the cooler lid and twist off the top. Restaurants offer apple juice or orange juice without fail, and Grandmaw always has it on hand when we visit. The idea that fruit juice is a good way […]

Raising Healthy Eaters: Helping Our Kids to Make Great Food Choices

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Today I have the privilege of being featured at Hannah Keeley’s site, with my guest post Raising Healthy Eaters: Helping Our Kids to Make Great Food Choices. You can check out my large mugshot (seriously!) and read what I have to say about how we can encourage our children to grow up to be healthy eaters who know which foods to choose to eat and why. “As moms, we all want the best for our kids. We work hard to make sure that they have […]