Ready to be SMASHed! Did you know that in a meal of a hamburger, onion rings and a milkshake there are - 33 cubes of sugar, 11 shakes of salt, and 38 teaspoons of oil! "Smash Your Food is a dynamic new way to teach kids – and parents – about fat, sugar and salt," said Adam Drewnowski, PhD, Director, University of Washington Center for Obesity Research.

"Really, there are 12 (!) teaspoons of oil in this burger I am about to eat?" Smash Your Food is a fun and exciting iPad game that encourages families to smash real foods -- burgers, cola, French Fries and entire meals -- to learn about nutrition, inspiring healthier food choices while providing parents with personalized emails filled with nutrition advice.

Are your portions in check? Here's what to look for at each meal.

1,200 calorie low carb meal plan. If have to have a little more calories though

Meal Ideas

adding-color-to-your-family-meals- how to get kids to eat their fruits & veggies

Menu Planning and pre-preparation is key! Quick and easy meals to feed your family when you don't have time to breathe.

Top 20 foods for weight loss...keep these foods around your house for meals and snacks and you're on your way!

Childhood obesity by the numbers.

U.S. Obesity Statistics Infographic: CDC

Kids can play the "Smash Your Food" app for free! (for the iPhone or play online, teaches nutrition info in junk food and is surprisingly fun!)

#MyPlate teaches the 5 food groups: #fruits, #vegetables, #grains, #protein, and #dairy.

Eat The Rainbow Challenge from Homegrown Friends

Food Label Reading Lesson + PwrPt: Is This Product is Healthy?

This Food Groups thematic unit addresses kindergarten science standards. The activities and printables included develop the concept and vocabulary being taught in the unit. The children will be exposed to the food unit's vocabulary across the curriculum. Math, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills are developed by using this detailed product.

kids party food

Science Inspiration for Kids: 11 TED Talks to Watch with Kids

Toddler Lunches: serve a wide variety of fresh food in an ice cube tray.

A worksheet on the new USDA food recommendations.

Nutrition Formulas: How many calories, fat, sugar grams should YOU eat? Use these formulas to figure it out. FREE!!

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas on