By Rennie Aranda – Skinny Gene Nutritionist “My child won’t eat any vegetables, especially if it’s green.” “She doesn’t want anything but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for every meal!” “He used to love carrots. Now he won’t even touch them!” Do any of these statements sound familiar? Do not worry. You are not alone. […]
Since my daughter was born, we tried to be a living example of what it means to live a healthy lifestyle. When I see the world through my daughter’s eyes, I see plenty of negative temptations, but I also see hope. She is surrounded by so many people, parents, aunties and uncles, neighbors and friends, all helping to challenge what has become “the norm” and instead promote living healthfully.
To allow candy, nor not to allow candy – that is the question on many parents’ minds during October. While we believe the focus of Halloween should be on dressing up our cuties in costumes and parading them down the street, we can’t deny that one of the biggest tricks is trying to avoid the […]
By Nancy Juarez, Skinny Gene Bilingual Nutritionist During the course of our lives, we go through many stages, whether it is childhood, adolescence, or the transition to becoming an adult. But there is one thing that NEVER changes – the love and support from our FAMILY. Over these last several weeks, I have encountered different ways […]
My concern is that while the summer can be filled with endless opportunities to get out and enjoy life, it can also be packed with dangerous and common pitfalls that cause your summer vacation or staycation to end on a not so sunny note.
The McDonald’s Dollar Menu, El Pollo Loco’s Loco Value Menu, Taco Bell’s Why Pay More value menu and the Wendy’s Super Value Menu are all great for our pocketbooks, but what about our waist lines? When it comes to eating out, everyone would like a deal, but after reviewing the $1 menus at several fast food restaurants, […]
The Skinny Gene Project has launched an intensive 12-month diabetes prevention program in two South Texas clinics, owned and operated by Methodist Healthcare Ministries.
Every Mother’s Day seems to bring with it a little more perspective. As a mother of a fun and feisty 3-yr old daughter (named Nyiah), I might even venture to say that my perspective on motherhood changes daily. What my child learns from me, what I learn from my child, what I learn from […]
We love participating in the annual Junior League Kids in the Kitchen Event! Kids in the Kitchen is an annual event designed to address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition by getting children and their parents excited about leading a healthy lifestyle through interactive, hands-on activities. It was such a joy to […]
As a Registered Dietitian and long time Pediatric Dietitian, I was very proud of our youth! The kids were eager to learn about, wait….can you believe this? Fruits and Vegetables!