What to Look for in a Weight Loss Camp

Is your child interested in going to a weight-loss camp this summer?   It can be a very effective way to lose weight and kickstart healthy habits for longterm success.   A 2010 study showed that “immersion treatment” (where a child is immersed in a controlled,...
Crunch Time: Healthy Late-Night Snacks for Teens

Crunch Time: Healthy Late-Night Snacks for Teens

It’s that time of year when exams and paper deadlines often leave students burning the midnight oil. After being buried in the books, your daughter might be tempted to reach for a quick snack before bed. Despite what you may have heard about the dangers of late-night...
Healthy Versions of 7 Popular Restaurant Kid Meals

Healthy Versions of 7 Popular Restaurant Kid Meals

Family-friendly restaurants know they have to hook the kids as well as the parents to get your repeat business.  So it’s no surprise that they’ve invented some mighty tasty kid meals loaded up with – you guessed it – extra fat, sugar, salt.  Sure, they might toss some...
She Did It!  Vanessa Troyer

She Did It! Vanessa Troyer

Vanessa Troyer is a busy lady. Not only is she the CEO of  Architectural Mailboxes, LLC, in Redondo Beach, CA, she is also mom to two daughters, ages 12 and 18.  A few years ago, Troyer started a weight loss regimen and lost 100 pounds. And a funny thing happened...