Healthy Eating

Deeply involved parenting means better meals for preschoolers

Parents’ attitudes at the dinner table affect the quality of meals for their young children, according to new research by a nationwide team of scientists including Thomas Power, emeritus professor in the Department of Human Development. Their discoveries were featured this fall in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, in a new paper by lead […]

Head shot portrait of Tom Power in front of foliage

Little Kids Make Big Changes through WSU Extension Food $ense Program

TACOMA and PUYALLUP, Wash.—When Devin Drennen’s mother, Susan, offered her son ice cream for dessert, he asked for carrots instead. Why? The fifth-grader at Edison Elementary School in Tacoma learned through a nutrition class about the importance of eating fiber foods to maintain the health of the body’s digestive system. Students made carrot juice with […]