Archive for children SmartBlogs

Tackling the problem of high cholesterol in children can be challenging. Registered dietitian Karen Ansel, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, offers some meal-planning strategies for managing cholesterol and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

A recent study found some improvement in pediatric cholesterol levels. What are you seeing in your practice?

We’re not sure exactly why but cholesterol levels in children seem to be improving slightly, falling from 11% to 8% in the past 12 years.[…] Continue Reading »

Our weekly reader poll in Restaurant SmartBrief — SmartPulse – tracks feedback from restaurant owners and managers about current trends and issues.

Last week’s poll question: Does your restaurant offer a children’s menu?

46.74% — Yes, it is a separate menu.
28.26% — Yes, it is small portions of dishes on the regular menu.
17.39% — No, my restaurant does not offer a children’s menu.[…] Continue Reading »

Washington, D.C., chef and restaurateur Todd Gray made the news last year as a high-profile player in first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, which seeks to promote healthy eating and exercise among elementary school students. It was a natural progression for Gray and his wife and business partner, Ellen Kassoff Gray, who, in addition to running Equinox in Washington, D.C., have launched a program at Murch Elementary School in the District.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Restaurant SmartBrief — tracks feedback from restaurant owners and managers about current trends and issues.

Last week’s poll question: Which 2011 culinary trend are you likely to invest in?

  • Half portions or smaller portions — 29.41%
  • Local produce, meat or seafood — 28.57%
  • Sustainability — 23.53%
  • Local beer and wine — 12.61%
  • Culinary cocktails — 5.88%

We rounded up our favorite 2011 forecast trends lists to help you figure out which ones you want to invest in.[…] Continue Reading »

This post is by SmartBrief editor Rebecca Pollack, who recently attended the American Veterinary Medical Association‘s annual convention in Atlanta.

I’m surrounded by women, some who are expecting and a few on their cell phones with their kids, before the next education session starts at the American Veterinary Medical Association annual convention.

Dr. Micaela Z. Shaughnessy, a single mother of two girls, strongly stands up front, ready to continue the professional-development track at the national conference for veterinarians.[…] Continue Reading »