9 Free Nutrition Worksheets for Kids

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Whether you are headed to present at a school, a hospital, you homeschool, or you are teaching your kids some important lessons on nutrition, it’s always nice to have a pre-made worksheet or handout for your students! The biggest problem I’ve found with looking for nutrition worksheets online is most of the sites I land on want you to create an account, or there are so many ads you don’t know how to download it. Hands down, the best site for easy to access free nutrition worksheets and printables is Nourish Interactive. In fact, a good portion of the sites […]

Body for Life Cheesecake

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Looking for a dessert that is high in protein and still healthy? Try this Body for Life Cheesecake! While you still want to practice appropriate portion control, this dessert is a healthy treat for the whole family. This Body for Life Cheesecake contains per slice, 141 Calories, 13 grams protein, 14 grams carbs, 3 grams fat. If anyone here remembers Body for Life, you are my people. I own every book Bill Phillips ever published about the diet, including cookbooks, which is where I got this cheesecake.While it doesn’t really taste like cheesecake, after the first slice, I was kind […]

Go, Slow, Woah {Nutrition Activity for Kids}

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A nutrition activity to teach eating guidelines to kids Setting boundaries and guidelines for kids eating is an important part of raising them. In our food culture, it’s too easy to believe that all the food is OK, any time you want it. Today’s kids are at a disadvantage if they don’t learn to navigate our food environment. Food today is highly palatable, easily accessible, and always available. This is why I love this nutrition activity, Go, Slow, and Woah. In addition to teaching kids lessons about portion control, it’s also important to teach them to recognize which foods which […]

How To Stop Eating After a Meal

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Deciding to stop snacking all day and stop eating after dinner can be difficult. Our modern food culture makes it so easy to eat constantly, especially between meals. For me, one of the most difficult things was being able to END a meal and abstain from eating until the next meal. After I had eaten a sufficient amount of food, or even at times when I was physically full, I would keep eating and snacking. I would continue eating while cleaning up the meal, eating food from my kids plates, and even grabbing something sweet like handfuls of cereal to […]

DIY Portion Control Plate

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Making your own portion control plates can be a fun activity for kids and reinforce balanced eating. While purchasing a portion control plate is quite affordable, I encourage families to spend some time to make their own. So many kids benefit from visual learning, where they can use their creativity, their hands, and their minds altogether. What’s included in a portion control plate? I like to start with an image of a portion control plate, either pulled up on a screen, printed out, or a real portion control plate. The basics of creating your own plate should include the basic […]

8 Affordable Portion Control Lunch Boxes

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If you are looking for lunch boxes that help you keep your portions under control, or to help your kids eat a balanced lunch, these lunch boxes are affordable and functional! What is a portion control lunch box? A lunch box separated for the right amount of food from different food groups. There are many lunch containers with a variety of compartments, but some are built with portion control in mind. That means, one section or compartment for each food group, in the right amounts. I look for boxes that have 3- 4 sections so that myportion sizes are in […]

Homemade Protein Powder Bars

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Recipe for these delicious, no-bake, peanut butter protein powder bars, with 11 grams of protein in each bar! Balance is the key to good health. Carbohydrates, like fruit and grains, are easy to acquire, consume, afford, and enjoy. Protein on the other hand, takes intention, planning, and even a bit more money. That’s why I want to add protein recipes to Health Beet to help myself and you get more protein in each day. These bars made with protein powder are quick and easy. We need protein because all the tissues and organs in our body require it. The muscles, […]

Eat it Later {Book Review}

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Eat it Later is a short book, written by a relatively unknown author, but it surprisingly had a big impact on me! I am a skeptic when it comes to weight loss advice. I’ve read a lot of books, and have tried a lot of strategies to eat healthy food, but nothing has truly been a game changer . That’s why it came as a huge surprise to me when I loved the book, Eat it Later by Michael Alvear. The subtitle is “Mastering Self Control and the slimming power of postponement.” Timing is everything on my interest in health […]

Portion Control Interventions that work

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With obesity at an all time high and continuing to rise, many people are trying to find answers and solutions. Clearly, there isn’t just one cause or one solution. So, it’s critical we look at both individual responsibility in weight loss as well as government policy that have been shown to help people make healthier choices. But, what are these interventions? What could the government do that can help people not eat so much food? How can they treat people at the population level? And what can we learn from their research to change in our own lives? The more […]

Stopping The Portion Creep

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To “creep” means to move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed. And creeping is exactly what is happening to our portion sizes. The slow move is going unnoticed by most of us. Over the last two decades portion sizes have increased 25%. While that may not seem like a lot, the consequences of these increased calories are that 33% of our population is overweight or obese. (1) Not only is this devastating to our health, but the kids that are affected by this subtle portion creep never even knew it was coming. By identifying some […]