Healthy Living

Parents Eat Better When Their Kids Eat Healthy Food, Says Study — You’re a Parent Now

When you live in the same household as someone, it's a not a surprise that you would all eat similarly. Unless someone is making specific meals for every individual — which would be too much work — everyone is going to be eating that pizza, or salad, or whatever you're having for meals. So it's generally accepted that children eat how their parents do. But a new study found that managing a child's diet can also impact the parent's.

Specifically, parents who actively monitor their children's food eat better foods than caregivers who don't manage the diets of their children. The longitudinal study, called the Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project, took place over the course of two decades in two parts.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Lauren from Mendham, New Jersey — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Lauren Kretzer
Location: Mendham, New Jersey
Age: 36
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom and part-time recipe developer and private chef
Number of people in household: 3

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My Healthy Morning: Colu Henry — My Healthy Morning

Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Healthy Morning, where we show you how one person greets the day in a way that makes them feel their best. Each post will chronicle how that person defines healthy for themselves, and the habits and recipes that make their morning a little bit better.

Writer and cookbook author Colu Henry lives in Hudson, New York, with her husband, Chad, and their dog, Joshie. She is the author of the recently released Back Pocket Pasta, which is all about making delicious and sophisticated pasta recipes on the fly (and who doesn't want that?). As the former Director of Special Projects at Bon Appétit and current co-owner of Otto's Market in Germantown, Colu has made a career out of food, which is why we were hungry to get a peek into how she does breakfast. Read all about how Colu's morning routine in this week's My Healthy Morning post.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Mary from Toronto, Canada — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Mary Frances Ellison
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age: 55
Occupation: Administration at the University of Toronto
Number of people in household: Four of us (two adults and two teenagers: son, age 19 and daughter, age 16)

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This Kitchen Gel Mat — on Sale Right Now — Will Make You More Comfy in the Kitchen — Amazon Deal of the Day

There's a reason why we look to professionals when searching for tips and tricks in the kitchen: They know what's up. If you work in a professional kitchen, you spend 10 to 12 hour days on your feet, which can put a strain on your joints — and eventually, your back.

And sure, you — a home cook — aren't spending 10 hours prepping for even your most ambitious dinner party, but add up prep time, cook time, and dish-washing time, and you're standing in your kitchen a lot, every day.

Take a tip from the pros and invest in an anti-fatigue gel mat, on sale right now on Amazon.

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This Is How Much a Tour de France Rider Eats, as Seen in Baguettes — Culinary Tour de France

With the Tour de France zipping through the countryside this month, I've been thinking about what one would have to eat in preparation for a 2,200-mile, 23-day bike race. A person's typical daily meal plan probably isn't enough to power the trip, right? So how many calories would you have to consume? I asked Nigel Mitchell, head of nutrition for Cannondale Drapac, an American professional cycling team competing in the race, to break down the diet of the average cyclist for his team.

The menu is actually quite involved, which got me thinking even more: Wouldn't it be easier if everyone just ate baguettes instead? The competition is in France, after all. Based on Mitchell's description of an average meal plan (and the calories in an average two-ounce French baguette), here's what that would actually look like.

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