April 29th, 2018

The Truth about the BMI

The Truth about the BMI by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN, Whole Nutrition Services   BMI is a term you might have heard of -- through either your doctor or a health article or maybe even your child’s teacher. If you don’t know what it is, the initials stand for Body Mass Index, and it is determined by making a calculation using your height and weight. The BMI categories are Underweight (any BMI less ...

December 2nd, 2016

TM for Kids

TM for Kids Pic courtesy of CoraViral.com by Laura Cipullo and the Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team Most people know David Lynch from his television show Twin Peaks, and films like Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive. However, quietly, over the years, he has also been an advocate, promoting Transcendental Meditation in schools, and among the homeless, veterans, and low-income families. According to Smithsonian ...

May 17th, 2016

Throwback Tuesday: Raising a Child to Love Their Body

Throwback Tuesday: Raising a Child to Love Their Body Image via Rafal Klermacz/Flickr by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD and Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team Our feelings about our body may be formed at an early age, and sometimes quite negatively. The National Eating Disorders Association found that 40 to 60 percent of kids 6 through 12 are already worried about how much they weigh, and 70 percent would like to ...

April 6th, 2016

Getting Your Children to Chill Out

Getting Your Children to Chill Out By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD Kids are stressed out, and really, who can blame them? There's the pressure to do well in school; to juggle household chores, a social life and extracurricular activities; to fit in with classmates; and to handle all the issues that come with a changing body. Managing that stress is important for feeling good in the moment, and the future: A recent ...

March 31st, 2016

Throwback Thursday: The Many Alternatives to White Pasta

Throwback Thursday: The Many Alternatives to White Pasta Photo by NYMetroParents.com By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD Did you know there’s more to pasta than just white? Pasta comes in so many different types of varieties these days, allowing us to expand our flavor horizons. There's wheat-free soybean; Shirataki (an Asian pasta made from the root of the Amorphophallus Konjac plant); brown rice pasta; and buckwheat ...