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
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.
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?