Christine Palumbo, a mother of three, writes the Good Sense Eating column for Chicago Parent. She is a registered dietitian in Naperville and an adjunct faculty member at Benedictine University.
E-mail Christine at Chris@ChristinePalumbo.com
Meal help for busy Chicago parents
January 14, 2014
Make your food do double duty, plus other ideas to change up dinner.
How much ‘energy’ does a kid need?
August 5, 2013
As any mom or dad will attest, most kids are full of energy. Why then, would they want their children to consume caffeine for an energy boost?
Avoid getting trapped by "big food" and keep your family healthy
June 27, 2013
Big food companies are on the battlefield for your family dinner, and your wallet. Make sure to balance what you eat to keep your kids healthy.
Four dad dietitians give advice on family meals
June 11, 2013
Dads can have a big influence on the family diet. We spoke to four daddy dietitians about how that influence can be positive.
How to make healthy foods fun for kids
May 1, 2013
Yes, it is possible to get your picky eater to eat healthy food with a smile on their face and a tantrum-free mealtime.
Should your family try a detox diet?
April 16, 2013
Juice cleanses are trendy, but are they right for your family? Weigh the benefits with the negatives before making the decision.
What to do when your child is always hungry
March 18, 2013
Do your little ones have big appetites? Christine Palumbo has tips for how to deal with that seemingly bottomless tummy.
Is the recent arsenic scare justified?
February 4, 2013
Most parents were startled by the headlines warning about arsenic-laced rice, but is there really reason to be concerned? Here's what you need to know.
Is buying organic worth the cost?
January 8, 2013
Labeling a food as ‘organic’ can give you a false sense of security. Know what organics to skip at the store.
Foods to keep your family healthy during the winter months
December 18, 2012
These plant foods are healthier, tastier and will keep your family feeling well.