Blog posts by Alicia Bosscher, RD

Children and Juice

Fruit juice is one of those items that benefits from its association – it’s made from fruit, after all, so what could be the problem?

UW Health clinical nutritionist Alicia Bosscher, RD, says it’s all about the fiber. Or rather, the lack of it.

“We often think juice has a lot of Vitamin C and that’s good for our immune systems,” she says. “But the problem is that you take out the fiber that’s found in whole fruit and what’s left is basically just sugar.”

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Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the KitchenAs a mom of young kids, I know firsthand how challenging healthy eating can be when you are balancing different schedules, moods, likes and dislikes. For my family, one of the best ways to encourage healthy eating is to make time for family meals – not only eating together but cooking together too.

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