How to Get Through the Holidays Without Your Kids

How to Get Through the Holidays Without Your Kids

The holidays will be different this year if you are going through a divorce.Some parents agree to keep this one last holiday season as a family event, knowing that next year will be different.

The viral 'Labor Inducer' burger is taking social media by storm

The viral 'Labor Inducer' burger is taking social media by storm

Baby Sam. Courtesy of Kelsey QuarbergAt the time, Quarberg thought that her eating the burger shortly before going into labor might have just been a coincidence, but when it came time to name the delicious new dish, she didn't have to look far for inspiration.

'I'm a nutritionist, here's what I actually feed my kids'

'I'm a nutritionist, here's what I actually feed my kids'

Chopping your veggie sticks and portioning them into small containers means that as you're running out the door you'll grab them instead of packet pantry food.

Healthy lunch makeovers kids and adults of all ages will love

Healthy lunch makeovers kids and adults of all ages will love

Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN How to pack it: Place a folded piece of parchment paper in the lunch container to prevent the tenders from moving around and losing their breading.Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN How to pack it: Add a folded layer of parchment paper to a lidded sandwich container and place the pizzas on top.

Parents outraged by viral photo of student's 'pathetic' school lunch

Parents outraged by viral photo of student's 'pathetic' school lunch

13, Maryn Holler, a student at Apollo High School in St. Cloud, Minnesota, posted a photo of her lunch on Facebook.

Confronting the Dreaded “Real World”

Confronting the Dreaded “Real World”

Dr. Dissinger: At 8 years old, I brought Peter to the bank to open a savings account, just like my father had done for me as a little girl.Dr. Dissinger: With regards to cleaning, my message has always been clear with Peter; there is no choice about taking care of your things.

Boy died after eating burger while celebrating his birthday

Boy died after eating burger while celebrating his birthday

The 18-year-old died in his girlfriend's arms after having a severe anaphylactic reaction .Owen's father broke down in tears as the coroner ruled the teen had been 'misled' by staff at the restaurant.

Teen's Fussy 'Junk Food' Diet Leaves Him Blind

Teen's Fussy 'Junk Food' Diet Leaves Him Blind

But while many teens go through a picky-eating phase, Sandon stressed that restricting one's diet to just a handful of foods for many years "is not normal.".But Atan pointed out that some very picky eaters actually suffer from a mental health condition known as "avoidant restrictive food intake disorder."

Is Food Addiction a Real Thing?

Is Food Addiction a Real Thing?

They suggest that strong cravings for certain foods may be linked to biological drives that vary among different people, but that they are not the same as the uncontrollable cravings someone with a substance abuse disorder feels for drugs .

Should You Control What Your Kid Eats?

Should You Control What Your Kid Eats?

Almost sixty percent of the kids whose mothers reported no control over their child’s eating in third grade were dieting when they reached sixth grade.

Eat to the Beat: How Music Impacts What You Order

Eat to the Beat: How Music Impacts What You Order

Noting that research has established that loud music creates stress, excitement, and arousal, and low volume music promotes relaxation, Biswas et al.They note that increased levels of stress and excitement cause people to choose foods that are high in fat and energy, and promote unhealthy snack choices.

Emotions, Not Nutrition Classes, Are Key to Behavior Change

Emotions, Not Nutrition Classes, Are Key to Behavior Change

The researchers added an interesting component to the intervention group – they trained teachers to teach nutrition and physical activity, but also taught them how to teach concepts such as habit change, stress management, emotional health, and how to manage quality of life.

'Like cat food': Breastfeeding mum served horror meal in hospital

'Like cat food': Breastfeeding mum served horror meal in hospital

The mother’s concerns were echoed by HealthShare NSW, which looks after patient food, who said the meal was “unacceptable”.“We understand how important it is that all patients get the nutrition they need while in hospital, regardless of their dietary requirements,” a spokesperson said.

Dylan Dreyer's husband reveals her pregnancy cravings

Dylan Dreyer's husband reveals her pregnancy cravings

You’d better believe Dylan Dreyer is pregnant !The TODAY host’s husband, Brian Fichera , had some fun with his wife’s cravings in an Instagram post.“Dylan Dreyer’s pregnancy survival kit.Dylan Dreyer reveals she's expecting baby No. 2) "Everyone has something - for my wife it was grilled cheese and grape soda.....," wrote one person.

'Baby Shark' cereal is a thing now — here's what it tastes like

'Baby Shark' cereal is a thing now — here's what it tastes like

According to the product's official packaging, the cereal rings — like the insanely popular music video with dancing kids — are brightly colored and come in three hues: pink, light blue and yellow.

'Targeted Hygiene' Embraces Some Dirt and Germs

'Targeted Hygiene' Embraces Some Dirt and Germs

Bloomfield's team found that "almost two-thirds of those we surveyed (61%) said touching a child's dirty hands after they have been playing outside was likely to spread harmful germs.".

Overweight Pet Owners Are Likely to Have Overweight Dogs

Overweight Pet Owners Are Likely to Have Overweight Dogs

The reason for this association between obesity in the dog and the owner's weight is not clear, although the authors obliquely suggest that this may have to do with the number of treats that a dog is given during times when the canine and human are both simply relaxing.

This Instant Pot is 50% off for Amazon Prime Day

This Instant Pot is 50% off for Amazon Prime Day

All current Instant Pot models come with a saute function in addition to the preprogrammed timed settings — a feature that not every basic slow cooker can boast.

4 ways to help a family experiencing a crisis

4 ways to help a family experiencing a crisis

The baby, born at only 29 weeks, lived in the hospital for months with health issues that kept us on the NICU roller-coaster ride while my husband and I struggled with work, taking care of our 4-year-old, spending time with the baby at the hospital and trying not to be crushed under the pressure of it all.

How to help kids who go hungry when school's out for summer

How to help kids who go hungry when school's out for summer

But both national and community-based food banks and non-profits, with the help of private donations and volunteers, work hard to reach out and fill the gap — and tummies — during the summer months.

Over 300,000 people want McDonald's to stop using plastic Happy Meal toys

Over 300,000 people want McDonald's to stop using plastic Happy Meal toys

The girls said they both like to eat at fast food chains but acknowledged that many of the toys featured in the kids’ meals are made and packaged with plastic.“We like to go to eat at Burger King and McDonald’s, but children only play with the plastic toys they give us for a few minutes before they get thrown away and harm animals and pollute the sea,” the two wrote.

Do Women Really Prefer Men with Money Over Looks?

Do Women Really Prefer Men with Money Over Looks?

Thus, social role theory predicts that women’s preferences in mates should shift back toward looks over resources to the extent that they’re no longer dependent on men to provide for them.

Chick-fil-A-loving mom staged chicken-themed photoshoot for her daughter

Chick-fil-A-loving mom staged chicken-themed photoshoot for her daughter

Kate Byrne, who lives at the Fort Story military base in Virginia Beach with her husband and two children, told TODAY Food that she often ate the popular chain's chicken sandwiches and nuggets during the nine months she carried her youngest child, Brinley.

Mum charged $1500 by friend to visit her in Italy for 5 days

Mum charged $1500 by friend to visit her in Italy for 5 days

She added: “We spoke today to make final arrangements and she has asked us to pay her £800 ($1460) plus food for the stay.“I’m shocked and deeply upset as it seems so callous and commercial, not the visit to friends we had expected, besides which we really can’t afford it.“I would have been happy to pay £100 ($182) p/head plus food but this seems a lot.

Doctors worry European baby formulas can be dangerous in US

Doctors worry European baby formulas can be dangerous in US

At that point, Nora was guzzling up 5 ounces up to 7 times a day.“I think it’s time to switch over to formula,” I announced to a fellow mom friend. “The FDA has two main objectives when it comes to formula,” Dr. Berhane told TODAY Parents .

Rocky mountain spotted fever: Tick bite lands 2-year-old boy in ICU

Rocky mountain spotted fever: Tick bite lands 2-year-old boy in ICU

After her 2-year-old son, Jackson, became ill because of Rocky Mountain spotted fever following a tick bite, Kayla Ann Oblisk is sharing their story to raise awareness of tick-borne illnesses.

FDA Tests Find Toxic Chemicals in Food

FDA Tests Find Toxic Chemicals in Food

“These concentrations in contaminated food are really highly elevated,” says Philippe Grandjean, PhD, an adjunct professor of environmental health at Harvard who co-directs the STEEP Center, a federally funded project to study the chemicals.

Boy with gluten allergy sues after restaurant refuses to let him eat own food

Boy with gluten allergy sues after restaurant refuses to let him eat own food

A Maryland boy on a school field trip to Colonial Williamsburg wanted to eat his own food inside a restaurant to avoid triggering his severe gluten allergy .

Mom had maternity photo shoot in Taco Bell

Mom had maternity photo shoot in Taco Bell

Courtesy Kristin Johnston/Kelly DanielsJohnston, 33, wanted the pictures to be set at one of the newest Taco Bells so she researched stores in Atlanta to find the coolest one, which is located close to Sun Trust Stadium.

Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe for Obesity

Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe for Obesity

In a tightly controlled lab study, scientists found that people ate many more calories -- and gained a couple of pounds -- when they spent two weeks on a highly processed diet , versus when they ate a diet rich in whole foods .