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
Food labels are a good read
November 29, 2010 - Comments (1)
Before you dig in, flip over: Food labels reveal a lot about what you're eating, and can make you a more conscientious consumer.
A healthy (-ish) Thanksgiving is possible
October 25, 2010
Individual components of the traditional Thanksgiving table score pretty high in nutrition. A meal built around turkey, veggies and cranberries can be nutrient dense and low in calories.
Enjoy Halloween, even with diabetes
September 15, 2010 - Comments (1)
For parents with a diabetic child, Halloween can be worrisome. Treats abound the entire month of October, culminating in the big day of trick-or-treating.
Good Sense Eating | Latest government dietary recommendations suggest new way of thinking about eating
August 25, 2010
Less sodium, more beans and no sugary drinks for kids are all changes to the latest round of dietary guidelines released by the federal government.
Food allergies less common than previously thought
July 22, 2010 - Comments (3)
The alarm over food allergies has changed day care and schools enormously, yet the number of children with food allergies may not be as large as we think.
Shake off the salt habit
June 22, 2010 - Comments (1)
Americans' love affair with salt is linked to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, renal disease and decreased bone density. Dump the dash with these salt-free cooking tips.
Good Sense Eating | Dad's influence on eating
May 24, 2010 - Comments (1)
Much has been written about mothers' influence on their children's eating styles, but what about the dads?
Good Sense Eating | 5 ways to bust the "too-busy-to-cook" rut
April 27, 2010 - Comments (2)
Overscheduled family? Cooking skills a little rusty? There are always excuses not to cook. Bust 'em.
Good Sense Eating | Let your kids eat what they sow
March 23, 2010
More Americans are growing their own food this year than last. Are you one of them? Find out how.
Good Sense Eating | Navigating the cereal aisle minefield
February 25, 2010
A study released late last fall confirmed what we always suspected: The least healthy cereals are the ones most often marketed towards kids.