5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Snack Traps

Disclaimer: I’ve partnered with PLANTERS. As always, all opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement here. With the holiday season finally here, do you worry that shorter days and colder temperatures coupled with countless food-focused parties and events will make it even more of a challenge to maintain… Read More

Writers on Writing: An Interview with Julie Buxbaum

The following post is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Josh Flores. Julie Buxbaum, author of the YA romance, Tell Me Three Things (Delacorte Press, April 2016), has created a story that speaks to loss, young love, and the significance of relationships. Based on an anonymous email she received… Read More

Writing KidLit: What I’m Learning on the Journey

As a nonfiction author of four health and nutrition books, my foray into fiction writing for kids has been an uphill—but amazing—climb over the last two plus years. Even though I feel I’ve always been a writer, writing my nutrition books has been so, so different than writing fiction. Whereas… Read More

An Interview with Young Adult Author David Arnold

After seeing the smart, funny AND super friendly young adult authors David Arnold and Adam Silvera at the recent launch of Arnold’s sophomore book, Kids of Appetite (Viking/Penguin, September 2016) at Books of Wonder (see photo of Arnold, Silvera, my friend Riley and me below), I was inspired to read… Read More

4 Diet Tweaks That Don’t Suck

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4 Diet Tweaks That Don’t Suck

When I recently asked my friends what precluded them from making healthful dietary changes, their responses included everything from lack of time and laziness to pickiness and thinking change would be too difficult. The good news is making dietary changes doesn’t need to be drastic to be effective. In a… Read More

Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook

If you or someone you know is pregnant, here’s a great new cookbook to help anyone experiencing the joys and occasional discomforts of pregnancy stay nourished and satisfied. Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook (Atria Books, September 27, 2016) by registered dietitians Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh provides 125 tempting—and tested—recipes. Instead… Read More

YA Book Review: Outrun the Moon

The following review of Outrun the Moon (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books, May 24, 2016) by Stacey Lee is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Amber Lee (pictured below).   Here’s a description of the book from Amazon: San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the… Read More

An Interview with Author Gae Polisner

The following post is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Josh Flores.  Gae Polisner is the author of the new and beautifully written novel, The Memory of Things. Told in the alternating perspectives of two teens in the midst of the September 11th attacks, Polisner illustrates the challenges of… Read More