The Anchor Mom on America’s Radio News Network

It was my great pleasure, this week, to again join Chris Salcedo and Lori Lundin of America’s Radio News Network to talk about childhood obesity.  We focused on a couple of stories:

  • A Harvard researcher suggests putting obese kids in foster care.
  • McDonald’s pledges to make happy meals healthier.
  • A study finds that hiding veggies in your kids’ food will dramatically increase their veggie intake and decrease their intake of calories.

Please listen to our conversation here: [Read more…]

Study: Want Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies? Hide Them!

It may — or it may not — surprise you that one of the most daunting challenges I face as a parent is getting the suggested five servings of fruits and vegetables a day into my child.  How do you even do that?  It seems like you’d have to be following your children around constantly with bags of broccoli and baby carrots and just handing them one every five minutes or so!  But a new study suggests you don’t have to do that. [Read more…]

Pregnant or Breastfeeding? You Need This App!

Photo Courtesy of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

Many pregnant women and nursing moms spend hours scouring the internet to find out if the medicine they are taking or have been prescribed is safe for their baby.  The Infant Risk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center now makes that search quick and easy. [Read more…]

This Week’s Top Parenting News

I’ve decided to add a new feature to The Anchor Mom. I will do a weekly newscast featuring the parenting news week in review. My inaugural newscast includes a controversial Harvard doc’s opinion that morbidly obese kids should be shipped to foster care, new healthy food guidelines for companies that market to kids, and a new app that allows pregnant and breastfeeding women to check the safety of any medication they may be taking. Please listen in:

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