Nonna Joann on TV

Nonna Joann • March 3rd, 2009 • Baby Bites in the News

Following are several TV appearances for Baby Bites™ author Nonna Joann Bruso. Nonna Joann speaks about picky eaters, preparing healthy family meals and snacks, shopping, and food storage.

Nonna Joann Bruso appears on several local news channels throughout the year. The first three segments are from a recent TV interview on DayStar. You can read her food storage blogs talked [...]

Chocolate’s Hot Debate

Nonna Joann • December 8th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

News for Chocolate Lovers is a Mixed Batch
First the good news:
Dark chocolate has been found to have more flavonoids than any food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas! In fact, dark chocolate has four times more flavoniods than tea. Dark chocolate has been found to have more flavonoids than any [...]

Five Cup Fruit Mold

Nonna Joann • November 13th, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

Want an alternative to a sugary chemical-filled jello salad?
This Five Cup Fruit Mold is not only yummy, but good for you, too!
Five Cup Fruit Mold
You’ll need:
2 11-ounce mandarin orange segments, rinsed and drained
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice)
1/2 cup water
2 cups pealed and sliced bananas
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (or 2 tablespoons of Great Lakes Gelatin [...]

Yummy, Healthy Pancakes

Nonna Joann • September 23rd, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

This April 2006 letter to Dear Abby is circulated on the Internet. verifies that it’s true:
“I recently made a batch of pancakes for my healthy 14-year-old son, using a mix that was in our pantry. He said that they tasted funny, but ate them anyway. About 10 minutes later, he began having difficulty breathing and [...]

Reduce Sugars in Your Child’s Diet

Nonna Joann • April 15th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

You can be one smart cookie when you eliminate, or at least drastically reduce, sugars from your child’s diet. Especially for the picky eater, who isn’t eating a healthy variety of foods, this one adjustment will open the door to appreciating different tastes.Keep your pantry stocked with nourishing items! If healthful foods are easily accessible, [...]

Think Outside the Lunch Box

Nonna Joann • March 20th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Ten-year-old Annie is extremely social. Even though she’s not a picky eater, she rarely finishes her school lunch, because she’s chatting with her friends After her mom noticed food returning in her lunchbox, she warned Annie to stop talking so much during the lunch break and “to eat her lunch!” Food did stop coming home.Regrettably, after [...]