Older Not Old -- Advice for Feeding Kids

I got into a declutter mood after carrying and accumulating “stuff” over many years, and decided to digitize the hundreds of articles that I’ve written over the course of my career. We’re having a blizzard and maybe changes in barometric pressure are giving me crazy ideas! Anyway, after being hit with a “who cares”

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Older Not Old -- Sensible Portions

In my early days in NYC, I was on a mission to find the best and biggest muffins in town. Two places stand out — Lincoln Square Deli and a bakery near NYU, where I was taking courses toward my Master’s degree. I think the muffins weighed 4-6 ounces, for about 500 calories. The

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Older Not Old -- Fussing about Fiber

The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans came out a few months ago with new strategies for sounding the alarm on the American diet. As called out in previous guidelines, we continue to eat too much of some foods and not enough of others. With too few vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes (beans) in

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Older, Not Old: Pumping Up Protein

I just returned from California, where I spent time enjoying meals with my 88-year-old mom. Much of our conversation revolved around protein – Mom, like many older and older-older adults, doesn’t eat enough of it and we were brainstorming ways for her to up the protein. She needs quick and no-fuss, with portions suitable for

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Cooking By Number – Muffins

Last week, I spoke for a group of nursery school teachers on healthy snacks for preschoolers. When I asked the director whether the kids cooked in school, she mentioned that they made muffins but needed healthier ideas. Hey, who says muffins can’t be healthy? These get their moisture from pureed fruit or veggies. You can

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