20 Myths About Nutrition

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Mainstream nutrition is full of nonsense. Despite all of the advancements in nutrition science, some myths just don’t die. It’s time to separate the fact from the fiction. Here are 20 nutrition myths and their truths that have been uncovered.

Myth #1: Eating late at night will make you fat.
Calories are calories, no matter what time of day they’re eaten. What you eat, and how much, is more important than the time you eat it.

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Raising Healthy Eaters from Preschool to High School

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Food, nutrition, and eating skills are among the most important things you can share with children — food to fuel busy, successful lives, nutrition to nourish strong bodies and smart brains, and eating skills to enjoy the social aspect of meals with family and friends.

As with any part of raising children, no one does a perfect job with nutrition, not even nutrition professionals. As a parent, grandparent or adult caregiver, you can help raise healthy eaters during these critical years by doing your best to: Continue reading Raising Healthy Eaters from Preschool to High School

Right-Sized Portions for Your Toddler

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Very young children need the same variety of nutrient-rich foods as older kids and adults, just in much smaller quantities. As portions have gotten bigger, some parents and caregivers have developed a distorted view of the amount of food toddlers and preschoolers need. Feeding children becomes less frustrating and less complicated when adults know what kids need to grow well and be healthy.

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Tips for Better Back to School Nutrition

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

With the sound of school bells just around the corner, it’s important to refocus your efforts to ensure your child’s health is top priority when the busy school year begins. Providing healthful meals and encouraging physical activity are essential for your child’s growth and development, and will help your child build healthy habits for the rest of his or her life.

Not sure how to keep your child excited about eating healthy and moving more? Here are some tips to get on the right track.

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Family Centered Eating & Healthy Snacks

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

In today’s frantic, busy world have the days of family dinners been all but lost? Do your kids’ after school activities consume your weeknights; leaving little time for cooking, let alone actually sitting down together to enjoy a meal? Continue reading Family Centered Eating & Healthy Snacks