Great Ideas and Links

Check out these wonderful ideas about food, eating and nutrition that support the concepts presented in Discover Mindful Eating for Kids!

Website/NonprofitThe Center for Mindful Eating.

Website – BJ Fogg PhD is the creator of Tiny Habits websites and 5 day activities that talk about how to change.

Website: Magazine – Chop Chop

Website: The Family – The Family Dinner Project is a start-up grassroots movement of food, fun and conversation about things that matter. Over the past 15 years, research has shown what parents have known for a long time: Sharing a fun family meal is good for the spirit, brain and health of all family members. Recent studies link regular family meals with the kinds of behaviors that parents want for their children: higher grade-point averages, resilience and self-esteem. Additionally, family meals are linked to lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, eating disorders and depression. We also believe in the power of family dinners to nourish ethical thinking. 

Website/Book: Raising Healthy Eaters –  Maryann Jacobsen is a registered dietitian, family nutrition expert and mom of two kids (5 and 7). I provide parents with the tools, credible guidance and sometimes unexpected advice they need to make raising healthy eaters a reality.

Website/Book: No Whine With Dinner – Janice and Liz are the authors of No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms (M3 Press, 2011) and The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers, Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time (Broadway Books, 2004). The books highlight their simple food philosophy that kids-–even picky ones—will eat nutritious food without complaint as long as it looks and tastes great.

Website/Book: The Family Dinner – The producer of An Inconvenient Truth, Laurie David wants to help America’s overwhelmed families sit down to a Family Dinner, and she provides all the reasons, recipes, and fun tools to do so.

Website/Huffington Post – The Huffington Post presents Table Talk a compelling topic to spark discussion at your dinner table.

Website: Nonprofit – Oldways’ mission is to guide people to good health through heritage. We like to say, let the old ways be your guide to good health and well being. At Oldways, we are more determined than ever to help everyone, everywhere, live longer and healthier lives. We do this by continuing to encourage people to seek out the joys of good foods and drinks, well prepared and consumed with pleasure, in the company of family and friends. That is the profound and worthy mission that drives us and our partners every day. Healthy eating and healthy foods have the power to improve the health and well-being of all of us. Science and common sense tell us that good health and good food go hand in hand.

Websites/Blog/Magazine: Parenting in general Motherlode – We’re all living the family dynamic, and the new weekly Motherlode newsletter covers it all. Lead writer KJ Dell’Antonia sums up the best of Motherlode and family news from around The Times and beyond. The newsletter will include links and exclusive previews of the week to come.

Website: Parenting – Better Families Now. Chiropractor and freelance writer team talk about the importance of a highly functional family. Two research-enthusiast who love finding the hard facts behind successful families.

Website/Nonprofit: Conversation Training – PCP’s work is grounded in the belief that better communication and relationships are critical to long-lasting amelioration of conflicts that involve identities, core values, and worldviews.

Website/Nonprofit – For the Love of Food Project is based on the premise that the best place to teach nutrition is right at home, and, by combining more fruits and vegetables with everyday menus and eating on a regular, predictable schedule, we simply eat better.  For The Love of 

Website/Nonprofit – Promoting conversations family meal style, in young adults by hosting two events in 22 cities around the US. 
Our Family Dinner

Website/Nonprofit – Dairy Council of California offers some family meal suggestions. Since 1919, Dairy Council of California has been an innovator in nutrition education and the dairy industry’s contribution to community health. We produce balanced nutrition education programs and resources, which are free in California, for schoolshealth professionals’ offices and workplace wellness programs.

Website/Nonprofit – Why we eat more than we think.

Research Parenting In Context.  Cornell University, College of Human Ecology.

Research – Variation in Associations Between Family Dinners and Adolescent Well-Being  Authors Ann Meier,  Kelly Musick  Journal of Marriage and Family Volume 76, Issue 1  February 2014 Pages 13–23

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