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
Hiding veggies: Deceptive or just plain smart?
September 27, 2011
Sometimes moms and dads feel they must resort to elaborate plots to get kids to eat their veggies. Registered Dietician Christine Palumbo says it's OK to sneak in veggies when the kids are very are young, but also keep fruits and vegetables in plain sight.
MyPlate: A symbol we can relate to
August 26, 2011
No more Food Pyramid! The new dietary guideline, MyPlate, makes it perfectly clear that eating right means plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
Chicago nutritionist: Can eating well while pregnant make your baby smarter?
July 25, 2011
Mothers who wish to boost their babies' IQ often turn to Baby Einstein videos. But what just eating well could do the tricks?
Chicago nutritionist debunks top 5 nutrition myths for kids
July 19, 2011
Between the Internet and misinformed friends and day care providers (maybe even Grandma!), there’s plenty of nonsense floating around about feeding children. Let’s explore some of the biggest ones.
How to pack snacks for every type of summer vacation
May 31, 2011
Whether you travel by plane, train or automobile, summer is the time many of you take a break from your routine. But you can you still keep the family reasonably nourished, no matter how you travel.
The influence of mothers on Chicago kids' eating habits
May 3, 2011
Sure, friends and tastes and advertising all play a role. But researchers are discovering just how much influence mothers have in what their kids eat.
Sustainable eating as a family: 7 ways to get started
April 11, 2011
Preserving today’s resources for our children is what sustainability embraces.
Pizza night (without the guilt) in your own kitchen
March 1, 2011
Who doesn’t love pizza night? But there’s that nagging worry that pizza is a “junk food.” Is it?
Chocolate can be good for your heart
December 9, 2010 - Comments (1)
It's no coincidence that two images—hearts and chocolate—are inescapable during February. Chocolate is linked to affairs of the heart, but can it be good for the heart?
Constipation in children happens: keep it from being chronic
December 9, 2010
Constipation afflicts up to 30 percent of children, and happens more often to people picky eaters who thumb their noses at fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains.