Nutrition

One of the best ways to get kids excited about good food is to get them into the kitchen. Besides the fun of making a meal, you’ll be cooking up some family togetherness. This is especially important if kids have experienced trauma or adversity, which increases...

One scientist has dubbed the blueberry the “brain berry” because it appears to protect the brain in so many ways. Some years back at Tufts University, researchers fed aging rats a diet high in blueberries for two months and then gave them a battery of...

Over the last six months, Stress Health has partnered with parenting bloggers from Georgia to California to spread the word about childhood adversity and its impact on children to readers across the country. As part of this campaign, parent bloggers learned more about research on Adverse...

Family members too crazy-busy to sit down and eat together? The Family Dinner Project may help turn things around. The Cambridge-based initiative describes itself as “a growing movement of food, fun and conversation about things that matter.” Based in the Project Zero offices at Harvard University, The...

When our kids are cranky, irritable, aggressive or exhausted, the culprit may not be too little sleep or even a bad day at school. The real problem may be lurking in plain sight – on the dinner table. The typical U.S. diet leaves children overfed and...

Having trouble getting the family together for dinner? You’re not alone. Research shows that family dinners have declined by 30% over the past 20 years. Kids that have experienced childhood trauma are already at higher risk of obesity and unhealthy eating, so this decline is especially...