It can be difficult to get your children to eat enough vegetables, especially if they are picky eaters. Hiding vegetables in other dishes is one way to avoid any disliked flavors or textures (Blatt, 2011). However, t
Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) is a safe and effective alternative to the traditional method as it introduces solid foods in a way that respects an infant’s autonomy, provides supplemental nutrition, and promotes healthy wei
Baby-Led Weaning: An Approach to Introducing Solid Foods to Infants
This article discusses different factors that contribute to selective eating in children with ASD and some strategies that may help expand food acceptance. Treatment for feeding problems in children with autism is based on the individual needs and abiliti
Overcoming Feeding Difficulties in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Children enjoy numerous foods and drinks on a regular basis that contain caffeine. This is a concern because studies show caffeine can affect children and adults differently, and too much caffeine can have detrimental health effects on kids.
Understanding Caffeine vs. Kids
This fact sheet discusses dieting and why some diets don't work. Losing weight is not just something that you can do for a couple weeks; it is a lifestyle that you must be willing and able to keep and work hard at to be successful.
The Dieting Dilemma
A comparison of fresh produce prices at farmers markets and grocery stores in Utah.
What Determines Produce Pricing in Utah?
This hybrid of zucchini bread and homemade brownies will get even the pickiest of eaters to ask for seconds. The mild and adaptable taste of zucchini is perfect to blend into a dark, thick brownie. Also the batter is perfect for tasting because there are
Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
Parents have an important role in helping their child develop a healthy body-image. This fact sheet will explore a variety of ways to encourage a healthy body mage in both you and your child.
Tips to Encourage a Healthy Body Image in Your Child
High school athletes have a greater need for nutritional adequacy for proper growth, development, wellness and performance as compared to students who do not participate in sports (Bingham, Borkan, & Quatromoni, 2015). In this fact sheet we will discuss t
Nutritional Needs Among High School Athletes
If you want your child to like and eat vegetables: offer them early and often! Feed your child a variety of fruit and vegetable purees as soon as you introduce solid food (5-7 months) (Schwartz, 2011).
Helping Your Children Love Vegetables
Smoothies come in a variety of forms with a seemingly endless range of ingredients. Almost anything can be blended into this delicious drink, which makes it an excellent vehicle for attaining adequate amounts of essential nutrients, water, and fiber. Furt
Smoothies—Helpful or Harmful?
Having a child who is a picky eater can make snacks and mealtimes very stressful for parents and the rest of the family. If you have a picky eater in the family, you’re not alone. In this fact sheet we offer helpful
Helpful Hints for Parents of Picky Eaters
Your gut microbiome is responsible for a wide variety of functions that contribute to overall health and may be linked to many chronic diseases including cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.
Go with Your Gut: the Role of Gut Microbiota in Health
Decisions regarding food choices are based on a variety of factors including cost, taste, convenience, and availability. Many people feel that nutritious foods cost more than foods high in calories and low in important nutrients. In an effort to save mone
Does Healthy Eating Cost More?
Many people in the United States, including children, do not get enough vitamin D in their diet’s. In fact, about 52% of children have low levels of vitamin D in their blood.
Ensuring Adequate Vitamin D Intake Among Infants and Children
Starting the transition from breast milk or formula to solid foods can be quite daunting for parents.To add to the challenge, there are hundreds of commercial pureed baby food options on the market to choose from. In
Fresh and Easy: How to Make Pureed Baby Food
This fruity take on a breakfast classic is ideal for Sunday morning breakfasts with the family or a weeknight breakfast for dinner. Try using a thick sourdough or whole grain bread that will absorb the egg mixture extra well.To mix it up, try different to
Apple Cinnamon French Toast
This recipe is a great family activity where everyone can get involved! Once the bags are ready to shake, have everyone sit in a circle (outside is best because the bag might drip water). Take turns having each person shake the bag and passing to the next
Frozen Yogurt in a Bag
We have turned the American classic on its head, swapping the traditional potato for its sweet counterpart in this delicious recipe. Sweet potatoes are chock-full of vitamins and fiber. Dip them in ketchup, aioli sauce, ponzu sauce, or anything you like!
Sweet Potato Fries
Forego the high-calorie hamburger buns with this BBQ chicken recipe! Lettuce leaves give the entree a simple, light, and fresh taste. The chopped cashews bring out the extra crunch in the dish, and the fresh pineapple paired with the BBQ sauce lends an is
BBQ Chicken Lettuce Wrap
In this wholesome recipe, fresh vegetables combine with high-protein ground beef to create a hearty, yet healthy take on a classic pasta-sauce combination. Whole grain pasta is used in place of an enriched macaroni product so your family receives all of t
Hearty and Healthy Pasta Bowls
Our sweet potato black bean quesadillas are a delicious vegetarian recipe that is very filling, due to its high protein and fiber content. Easily make them your own by adding different toppings!
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas
Our light takeon the traditional entrée is bursting with flavor. Pan fried chicken is paired with freshly squeezed orange juice, ginger, garlic, green onions, and brown sugar to create a light, guilt-free take on the popular dish. Serve with brown rice an
Eating nutritious foods and gaining the appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy is vital to a healthy pregnancy, delivery, newborn, and recovery for mom. In fact, eating a well balanced diet during pregnancy ha
How to Nourish Mom and Baby Alike: Nutrition During Pregnancy
Most store-bought chicken salads have lots of mayonnaise, making them high in calories. This low-calorie alternative is made with plain Greek yogurt. You won’t even be able to tell the difference!
Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich
Watermelon and berry salads are simple and delicious. Not much needs to be added to the different fruits for them to release their natural flavors: just a bit of oil and lime. Optional: add a few chopped sprigs of mint for a bold taste!
Watermelon Blueberry Salad
A basic overview of artificial sweeteners, including what they are, why they are popular, and how they affect health.
Sweet As . . . Sucralose: The Pros and Cons of Artificial Sweeteners
Why and how to limit added sugar in your diet, what it is, and where to find it.
Added Sugars: What You Need to Know
Fresh veggies are loaded onto this Chinese recipe for a major vitamin and nutrient boost! Combine with brown rice and cooked eggs for a complete meal.
Veggie Chow Mein Noodles
This article focuses primarily on farmers’ market price comparisons to assist fresh produce growers in determining which produce varieties have the highest premiums, the range of prices they can expect, and any considerations for production method, season
Targeting Farmers’ Markets in Utah: Understanding Fresh Produce Pricing
This publication is part of the Food Sense Guide to Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing sweet potatoes.
Exploring the role of diet with anxiety and depression.
Anxiety and Depression: Can Diet Help?
In this fact sheet we will discuss the benefits of using fluoride, the most common concerns about fluoride intake in children, and recommendations from birth to adolescence.
Fluoride: From Birth to Adolescence
Deciding how to feed an infant is a decision that should be made by a mother and her family. The benefits of exclusively breastfeeding an infant for the first six months of life are well established (World Health Organization [WHO], 2017);
Breastfeeding or Formula Feeding: A Mother’s Choice
Having a hard time understanding what, when, and how to feed your infant or toddler? Or maybe you’re looking for some additional tips and tricks to add to what you already know. We provide research-based answers to those tough questions
Healthy Beginnings – Infant and Toddler Feeding
For many people, a healthy and well-balanced diet includes foods from all the food groups. The dairy group is especially important for children and youth because of the high amounts of protein, calcium, and
Dairy in Your Child's Diet
Diets are commonly prescribed to induce weight loss and reduce the risk of many diseases. Because a standard daily calorie restriction diet is often hard to maintain, other diet alternatives such as fasting diets were created. Fasting diets have been foun
Fasting Diets: Are They Safe, Healthy, and Effective?
We offer a simple take on this classic Mexican street dish, called Esquites. Our recipe eliminates a lot of calories by substituting plain Greek yogurt for mayonnaise. Try adding chili powder, paprika, or crushed red pepper for extra kick!
Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)
Love the pico de gallo that is served with chips at your favorite Mexican restaurant? With this simple recipe, you can easily make it for your family at home! Serve it with any number of dishes including, but not limited to tacos, fajitas, burritos, enchi
Restaurant Style Pico de Gallo
I love this recipe because ithas a great nutty flavor and crisp, light texture. Itreally sticks with me!The whole-wheat flour meansI am getting plenty of fiber and phytochemicals. The almond flour adds a wonderful nutty flavor, and some healthy fats, prot
Almond Whole Wheat Toaster Waffles
This fact sheet addresses risk factors and protective factors in order to help adolescents navigate this critical time frame.
Body Image in Adolescence
This fact sheet explains how learning to listen to internal cues, such as hunger and fullness signals, may encourage people to consume fewer calories and develop a healthier relationship with food.
Learning to Listen to Hunger and Fullness Cues
Mindful eating focuses on wellness and how we eat, not what we eat. This fact sheet describes the benefits of mindful eating, the challenges, and strategies for incorporating mindful eating into our daily lives.
Mindful Eating: Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies