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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. Read more

General Parenting

Halloween night can be a scary experience for the parents of children with food allergies. Read more

General Parenting

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

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? Read more

General Parenting

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

Does my child need to take vitamins?" Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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