Dealing with Other People’s Food, Part 2

In part 1, we shared a few strategies for dealing with what your kids eat when they’re away from home. Today, let’s talk about some situations you’re likely to encounter and how to apply your plan in real life. The list of adults who are likely to be offering your kids food is long and varied: […]

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Dealing With Other People’s Food, Part 1

As parents, we do everything we can to keep our kids safe and healthy. We cover them in sunscreen, make them wear their seat belts, and teach them how to cross the street safely. When we make the change to a Whole30-inspired lifestyle, that desire naturally extends to the food that our kids eat. But […]

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Navigating Halloween Candy as a Whole Mama

Halloween is coming up! Forget the ghosts and ghouls—you may be dreading October 31 because of the challenge of helping your kids make good choices amidst a sea of endless candy. For so many of us, Halloween is a time to connect with friends and neighbors, similar to mama @lindsmeeks on Instagram, who said, “We […]

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Six Questions About Clean Eating With Kids

During the #SeptemberWhole30, we are providing resources for moms in all seasons. Today we hear from Autumn Michaelis, a Whole30 Certified Coach and mom of 5 boys. She transitioned her whole family to a Whole30-inspired diet in July 2017 (read more on her website). Today she’s answering some commonly asked questions about clean eating with […]

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Does My Toddler Need Cow’s Milk?

By Stephanie Greunke, Registered Dietician and co-creator of Healthy Mama, Happy Baby. The information in this post is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult your healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for your own situation, or if you […]

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Dear Melissa: Can I Influence My Teens to Find Their Food Freedom?

Dear Melissa,  Any advice on how to get semi-adult children to buy into the Whole30 (or at least whole foods over junk)? I didn’t set the best foundation for them, but I’ve learned a lot from doing multiple Whole30s and have tried to model that when they are home (ignoring the eye-rolling). Can I reinvent good nutritional […]

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It’s Just A Phase: A Guide To Your Kid’s Good Food Transition

by Robin Strathdee. Originally posted on Whole30.com. When last we chatted about your kiddos, we talked about three different strategies for implementing a Good Food policy in your kitchen.  Today, we’re gonna talk a little bit about what to expect once you begin to make those changes.  While they can’t always articulate how they feel, […]

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Dear Melissa: Grandparents Behaving Badly

Dear Melissa, My husband and I just finished a Whole30 and loved it! We lost cravings, bloat, aches, pains, inches, and a few pounds. We still have one huge obstacle that we can’t quite overcome. Our kids (12 and 10) are both obese, but will not get on the program. At our house Whole30 food […]

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A is for Awareness: Helping Your Kids Connect Food and Behavior

As outlined in It Starts With Food, the Whole30 has two parts: elimination and reintroduction. First, you completely eliminate potentially problematic foods for a full 30 days. Then, you reintroduce those foods and observe how they affect your digestion, energy, sleep, mood, skin, medical symptoms, and general health. You’ll begin to see just how food […]

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