How meal planning can help break picky eating habits
DETROIT – Parents know picky eaters can make mealtime a nightmare and it can be even harder to break the habit. Jennifer Anderson, a registered dietician, has come up with a way to help -- and it makes cooking easier too. "I cannot do that and continue to work as much as I’m working way too much. It kind of reduces picky eating behavior.”The idea of using the number 12 is to keep meals off a normalized schedule. “It keeps our family from always eating the same thing on Monday and always Tuesday -- people hate that,” Anderson said.
How to make smarter snacking choices this school year
As kids head back to school, whether virtually or in person, planning meals will become more important. Henry Ford Health Systems Nutritionist Sayde Beeler explained that without a mix of fats, proteins, and fibers, school snacks will leave kids feeling less full. Even snacking on healthy items like fruits and vegetables can still leave you hungry, and not able to focus fully on work or school. Beeler suggests planning meals in advance so you dont have to take time out of the work or school day working in the kitchen. She also suggests getting the family involved in meal prep.
Happy Birthday Better Made!
The family-owned company Better Made has been cooking up crunchy, salty snacks for generations and they are celebrating their 90th anniversary in Detroit. Phil Gusmano is the Vice President of Procurement and Member of The Board of Directors for Better Made. Better Made was created by Peter Cipriano and Cross Moceri in their garage during the Great Depression in 1930. The secret to the Better Made tasty flavors are the Michigan-grown potatoes they use to make the chips you love. You can get free chips tomorrow August 15th at the Greenfield Village Store in Dearborn between 9:30 am and 2 pm in celebration of Better Mades Birthday.
How to get children to cut back on snacking
Everything has changed in their life and theyre going to naturally look towards areas where they can control," said Dr. Cara Fenster. "I think kids are trying to combat that with knowing that OK, I can access a snack when I want to. Some that are nutrient dense and others that are sort of fun food," Fenster said. All food is food is food and some foods do more than others, right? Oftentimes, when kids think or adults think of dessert, we think of like this grand thing," Fenster said.