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Christine M. Palumbo, RD

Parents can fall into a pattern of feeding children the things they're just "expected" to eat. more

Nov 3, 2009 4:41 PM General Parenting

While Halloween can be a fine holiday for children, the night can be a scary experience for the parents of children with food allergies. What you need to know to avoid any tricks. more

Sep 28, 2009 1:52 PM General Parenting

We’ve long known that cardiovascular problems begin at a young age. more

Sep 1, 2009 4:19 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Here's the challenge: Pack a school lunch that's tasty, nourishing and even fun -- all while watching your budget. What's to do? more

Sep 1, 2009 3:37 PM General Parenting

Many interventions need to come together—like sandbags in a levee—to help turn the tide against our nation’s obesity more

Sep 1, 2009 3:25 PM Chicago Parent Archives

If you’re reading this column, chances are you’ve experienced a pregnancy—either yourself or with more

Sep 1, 2009 3:06 PM Chicago Parent Archives

After our brutal winter, many of us are itching to get outside and dig in the dirt. more

Sep 1, 2009 2:47 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Jack will only eat chicken nuggets and Isabella turns her nose up at vegetables more

Sep 1, 2009 2:38 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The Mediterranean Diet is more than just huge bowls of pasta or bread dipped in olive oil. more

Sep 1, 2009 2:05 PM Chicago Parent Archives

One way to eat "greener" and reduce your carbon footprint is to eat a plant-centered diet with little meat. more

Sep 1, 2009 12:58 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Does my child need to take vitamins?" more

Sep 1, 2009 12:42 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Yearly 40 years ago, President Richard M. Nixon declared war on cancer, pledging to discover a cure for this deadly disease. more

Sep 1, 2009 12:37 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Preventing foodborne illness has been on everyone’s mind lately. With children back in class more

Sep 1, 2009 12:10 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Growing children need snacks. Their nutrient needs are often not met by meals alone. more

Sep 1, 2009 11:51 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Growing children need snacks. Their nutrient needs are often not met by meals alone. more

Sep 1, 2009 11:51 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Looking for opportunities to spend quality time with your child? more

Sep 1, 2009 11:32 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Remember quenching your thirst on a hot summer day by drinking from the garden hose? more

Sep 1, 2009 11:19 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Becoming a mother changes everything: our sleep, bodies, work schedule and relationship with our spouse. more

Sep 1, 2009 11:08 AM Restaurant Picks

Our foremothers were "green" cooks before it was fashionable to do so—mainly out of necessity. more

Sep 1, 2009 10:53 AM Chicago Parent Archives

The debate has been raging for years: Can diet influence behavior, specifically ADHD? more

Sep 1, 2009 10:36 AM Chicago Parent Archives