Christine Palumbo

Columnist

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.

Past articles

Nation's nutrition experts want kids to know eating right tastes good

March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme nutrition education campaign centers around taste.  Read...

 

Meal help for busy Chicago parents

Make your food do double duty, plus other ideas to change up dinner. Read...

 

How much ‘energy’ does a kid need?

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? Read...

 

Avoid getting trapped by "big food" and keep your family healthy

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. Read...

 

Four dad dietitians give advice on family meals

Dads can have a big influence on the family diet. We spoke to four daddy dietitians about how that influence can be positive. Read...

 

How to make healthy foods fun for kids

Yes, it is possible to get your picky eater to eat healthy food with a smile on their face and a tantrum-free mealtime. Read...

 

Should your family try a detox diet?

Juice cleanses are trendy, but are they right for your family? Weigh the benefits with the negatives before making the decision. Read...

 

What to do when your child is always hungry

Do your little ones have big appetites? Christine Palumbo has tips for how to deal with that seemingly bottomless tummy. Read...

 

Is the recent arsenic scare justified?

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. Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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