Time To Hit The Orchard: Study Finds Kids Really Love Apples

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Great news on the first day of fall:  Compared to other fruit, kids are really, really into apples. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics surveyed over 3,000 kids, determining that apples account for 19 percent of the total fruit they're consuming. And this love of apples seems to get stronger with... Read more

A 3-Step Program For Picky Eaters

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Is there a science to getting your kids to eat better? Maybe. A new study from Aston University and Loughborough University in the UK found that introducing the 'three Rs' -- repetition, role modeling and reward -- dramatically increased the amount of vegetables picky eaters consumed that they previously disliked. How's... Read more

Why Your Preconception Diet Matters

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Focused on maintaining a healthy pregnancy diet? Keep it up! But know that what you eat before you get pregnant matters too -- affecting baby's cancer risk and vulnerability to infection. That's the word from a new study published in Genome Biology. While a child's DNA is passed on from parents, environmental factors -- including diet... Read more

Judgey Much? Woman Who Posted Fat-Shaming Facebook Pic Offers Apology

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Add another chapter to the book on mommy wars. This time, one woman -- and her fabulous abs -- stands at the center of the controversy. By now we've all seen the photo. Last year, working mama Maria Kang posted a picture of herself with three kids -- then three boys under three, the youngest... Read more

I Love My Postbaby Body (Yes, Really)

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Last night, after my workout, I forgot to put a shirt on. For four hours, I walked around our home wearing a Target nursing bra and GAP Body short shorts. I cooked dinner that way, I talked to my friend Amanda for 45 minutes on the phone that way, I watched Californication with my husband... Read more

Losing the Mommy Weight

My weight has been going up (and up!) over the last couple of years. Here's my history: 2009: Got engaged at my lowest adult weight ever 2010: Got married 10 pounds heavier 2011: Got pregnant 20 pounds heavier than that 2012: Delivered my son at 25 pounds heavier than that After the birth of my... Read more