Expert Q&A: Meal Makeovers

How to choose healthier recipes and make meals that kids will love.

Family Nutrition

Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD, and Liz Weiss, MS, RD, authors of The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers, offer simple advice on how parents can make over their pantries and cooking habits.

The number of overweight children has tripled in a generation, and childhood obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. To make matters worse, families are busier than ever with both parents working and kids joining a plethora of after-school clubs and sports teams. Making time for a well-balanced family meal is low on the priority list, especially when a fast food drive-thru seems more appetizing than anything you could whip up in your own kitchen.

But good nutrition is still important and this month, in honor of March's National Nutrition Month, we spoke with Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD, and Liz Weiss, MS, RD, about their new book, The Mom's Guide to Meal Makeovers. Janice and Liz have easy solutions to making your own recipes healthier, creating simple snacks, cooking tempting dinners, and getting the whole family involved in making over your meals!

Use the Mom's Guide to Makeovers Shopping List and the five-week plan to healthier eating to get your family started.


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