Banning Chocolate Milk Doesn’t Improve Nutrition

Parents who had children in several schools in Oregon noticed what they viewed as a problem. The kids were much more likely to drink chocolate milk than they were to drink white milk. The parents believed that banning the chocolate milk would force the kids to start drinking more white milk. Instead, things did not work out as planned. It is safe to say that the parents in the school district’s PTA meant well. They were hoping to make changes that would provide better nutrition for the students. They believed that removing the chocolate milk, and only offering white milk, … Continue reading

Chocolate Flavored Toddler Formula

The babies who have been in our care were all formula fed. They didn’t have any issues with the formula and tolerated the formula provided through WIC. These babies were good eaters and consumed enough ounces appropriate for their development. When babies turn one they move up from formula to whole milk. Their bodies aren’t ready for whole milk before one year. Formula manufacturers don’t want to lose this lucrative market just because a child doesn’t need formula anymore. To fill this niche, next stage toddler formula was created. Toddler formula has many of the same nutrients found in whole … Continue reading

My Favorite Freebies at Dillons 12/12 – 12/18

There are some pretty good deals this week at Dillons (finally – it’s been a while!). I’m in Kansas City, and I’m not sure how widespread these deals are. Dillons is part of the Kroger company, so I imagine that some of the same deals can be found in Kroger stores in other parts of the nation, but the sale dates may vary. Please leave a comment with your location to tell me if you’re having luck with these deals too! Oh – by the way, Dillons doubles coupons. In my area, any coupon $.50 or below is doubled; and … Continue reading

Milk, Chocolate — Does a Body Good

When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym on a treadmill or lifting weights. But for children, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, soccer practice, or dance class. They’re also exercising when they’re at recess, riding bikes, or playing tag. There’s a lot we can learn from our kids. Exercise doesn’t have to be a grueling workout. It can actually be a lot of fun too. Another thing we can learn from our kids is to drink chocolate milk. That’s right – chocolate milk. I … Continue reading