Summer is coming to an end and families are shifting gears to get their kids ready for another school year. For many, this means getting back to busy schedules, and getting out the door in time for the first school bell is a challenge that often leads to skipping breakfast and opting for the convenience of a drive-thru.
The morning rush can hinder time spent ensuring lunches are packed not only healthily, but safely. Follow these tips from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make sure your kids' school lunches make the grade when it comes to proper preparation and storage. ... Read more
Getting your toddler or preschooler to stop playing and sit down to dinner is challenging enough, let alone getting them to eat the nutritious meal you just prepared. For some kids, fussy eating is a fleeting stage. For others, it can become an ongoing challenge and make mealtime a stressful, chaotic experience for everyone involved. Learn about food chaining for picky eaters, including examples to use with your own child. ... Read more
In the next installment of the On the Town Survival Guide, which is meant to minimize stress and maximize fun when out and about with your kids, I’m tackling fine dining.
Whether you’re looking for a vintage soda shoppe or gluten-free cone, Yelp Cleveland offers an ice cream bucket list your entire family will enjoy. There's still plenty of time to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in style with a visit to these delicious local scoop shops. ... Read more
When Northeast Ohio Parent asked readers about their family-friendly favorites around the region, an overwhelming number of moms and dads stepped up to the challenge. Here are the results from our second annual Parent Choice Awards in the “Food & Shopping” theme.
With dozens of ice cream shops and stands, the greater Cleveland/Akron area is filled with frosty fun. Find out where to go locally to beat the heat with a cool summer treat. We also share a simple, yet delicious, make-at-home recipe your whole family will love, no ice cream machine required. ... Read more
On the really hot days of summer, it can be a challenge to stay well hydrated.
According to Lindsay Malone, a registered dietician at Cleveland Clinic, the good news is that unless a person is losing fluids excessively, most don’t need any more than plain old water.
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