Feed My Family

Incorporating a healthy eating plan, when you've only got 25 minutes to cook, and five distinct sets of taste buds to please is every mother's challenge. With childhood obesity reaching alarming rates, we need to work together and make a plan. How are you feeding your family healthy meals, or where do you begin when you want to change the family's dinner menu? And while we're looking at your plate, is your glass half-full or half-empty? Does your family's health -- both physical and emotional -- need a check-up?


Recently married, what to cook?

  • By martin70 · New reply September 21, 2012
  • 2 replies
  • Hi! I am so excited! I got married recently, we came back from our honey moon and now it seems we started our family life. All nice and shinny, but I want to be the perfect wife. So, what do I cook for ...

How do I start meal planning?

  • By ArguingWriter · New reply February 22, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • Hey Hey, So I'm a busy college grad living with other busy college grads, and I am in charge of most of the evening cooking (we are our own little family). I've been trying to figure out the best way ...

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

  • By ewcollins · New reply October 5, 2011
  • 10 replies
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/opinio n/sunday/is-junk-food-really-cheaper.htm l In general, despite extensive government subsidies, hyperprocessed food remains more expensive than food cooked at home ...

family of 7

  • By wboskat · New reply May 19, 2011
  • 7 replies
  • can any one help me need meal plans that work for the entire family ...

diet and autism/ sensory stimulation

  • By Swanda · New reply March 11, 2011
  • 3 replies
  • My family is overweight and I am starting this healthier life style for all of us. The only problem is that my son, 11yr, is aspergers and he likes the sensor stimulation of eating and he has a limited ...

Lost 60 pounds, then got stuck. Need some help with some changes.

  • By boerbabe · New reply November 25, 2010
  • 8 replies
  • I need some help with my grocery shopping. That's the long and short of it. I am on a very limited budget and I have $300 a month to feed two people, myself and my bf. My bf eats his lunches from the ...

This was scary to read

  • By dleach · New reply February 27, 2010
  • 6 replies
  • http://health.yahoo.com/experts/eatthis/ 46018/americas-worst-french-fries-and-wh at-you-should-eat-instead/ Wow- hard to believe how BAD these are for you- but the numbers don't lie ...

Is Junk Food REALLY Cheaper Than Healthy Food???

  • By katelynn · New reply February 15, 2010
  • 27 replies
  • I enjoy learning about health and nutrition and read lots of books and articles on the subject. It seems I keep coming across this particular comment – “Junk food is cheaper than healthy food…” I just ...

I Know a Little Girl Who Eats Seaweed

  • By JonathanRoss · New reply February 5, 2010
  • 13 replies
  • One of the more common frustrations expressed to me by parents has to do with getting kids to eat healthy (and sometimes how to get the spouses to eat healthy). I know a 9-year old girl who eats - and ...

Toddler party food ideas?? Cheap

  • By NevaehsMommy06 · New reply February 5, 2010
  • 13 replies
  • Hey again...Nevaehs 3rd birthday is next month and I want to have a family only party grandparents, aunts, ect. We are on a really tight budget. I was just wondering if anone can think of anything that ...

Good Vegetable Soup Recipe?

  • By bullseyesmama · New reply February 5, 2010
  • 10 replies
  • Anybody have a great tasting and easy vegetable soup recipe? Something I could put into a crock pot? Thanks ...

Took some great advice finally

  • By Darkangel987456 · New reply January 13, 2010
  • 1 reply
  • I was getting so sick of the samo samo lunches. Frozen dinners are expensive and full of sodium. So I started making a little extra for dinner and making them healthier too. Then I would put into freezer ...

Last-minute meals

  • By jenbait · Posted January 7, 2010
  • 0 replies
  • I am the worst meal planner anywhere. I've tried repeatedly. I have friends who use sites to map out their month's worth of dinners, grocery lists, coupons, etc. I am just not that talented. That said ...

Body Challenge Meal Menu

  • By CrystalB85 · New reply January 5, 2010
  • 16 replies
  • Am I the only one who is completely disappointed with the suggested daily food menu that this plan provides? I am a working mother with 2 children, and there is NO WAY that I would have the ability to ...


  • By elatina · New reply January 2, 2010
  • 17 replies
  • Feeling so alone here. I am a 30 year old woman 100% Puerto Rican and everytime I try to get support from my family all they say are the same things "Diet? What for ? You look great...women are suppose ...

Vegetarian TGiving Menu: What do you think?

  • By KickButt · New reply November 19, 2009
  • 6 replies
  • Hi - So this is the menu for 9, 5 of whom are vegetarian, 4 of whom are not. Vegetarian: Fresh figs halved and stuffed with chopped walnuts; cherry tomatoes; endive; simple lemon dill humus dip; all different ...

Pizza Night Re-tool

  • By hppygr8ful · New reply October 19, 2009
  • 4 replies
  • Ok so everybody loves Pizza right. Last night was Pizza and a movie night - So here's my retool. My husband and son love it too. We made Pizza last night which was fun and a whole lot cheeper that take-out ...

families without enough food

  • By Kami · New reply October 18, 2009
  • 8 replies
  • Well today I have now heard from 2 families who have no food in their house and no funds to get any. This is real hard to hear when their are elderly and children involved. Father sent child to school ...

Post Cereal, shame on you

  • By freya · New reply September 18, 2009
  • 24 replies
  • I am totally baffled and angry and incensed at Post Cereal. I don't eat sugar cereal any more and I've been trying to wean my family from it but they are reluctant to give it up, my husband more so than ...

Eat this, not that

  • By freya · New reply July 29, 2009
  • 6 replies
  • I feel that I'm pretty well informed about nutrition and that I generally make healthy choices when I eat. I just borrowed the "Eat this, not that, supermarket survival guide" from the library and oh ...

Things you can do

Discussion topics

Community leaders