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Protein Cookies for Breakfast Recipe

There’s something in the air around back-to-school time that makes even the smell of freshly sharpened pencils seem magical. First day photos, new backpacks and family dinners around the table hold the promise of a great school year. To help kick off the year on a tasty note, we asked local Certified Nutritional Chef Alyssia […]

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Creating healthy habits now can last a lifetime

Most experts (including the ones from Clinical Nutrition at Children’s) agree that cultivating healthy eating and exercise habits in children at an early age increases the chances that those habits will carry over into adulthood. Though much is being done in our schools and communities to help support healthy lifestyles in children, parents and guardians […]

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Colorful Cookie Decorating Without Food Dye

Recent studies have shown a possible link between food dyes and certain conditions or illnesses such as allergies, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and even cancer. Since it’s tough to resist decorating cookies with fun colors, many parents have been searching for more natural alternatives. “You can buy natural dyes at stores like Whole Foods, but […]

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Ways to Identify and Avoid Trans Fat

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently announced that they will likely remove artificial trans fats from the list of foods “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). This decision comes after years of scientific evidence that trans fats cause an increased risk of heart disease, something concerning for adults and children alike. Trans fats occur naturally […]

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Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Chocolate Cake

An estimated 34,191 children in Dallas County have food allergies. (Source:  Beyond ABC 2013) This week, we’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try them all! The following allergy-friendly recipe is free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. It’s also gluten and dairy free. Chocolate […]

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