About Nancy Kalish

Nancy Kalish has written for many publications, including Parenting, Parents, Real Simple, Reader's Digest, More, Health, Prevention, Self and Fitness. She is the co-author of The Case Against Homework: How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It.

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Articles by Nancy

Take the Germ Quiz for Your Family’s Health

Take the Germ Quiz for Your Family’s Health

Whether you’re trying to prevent the flu, the common cold or other illnesses, when it comes to outsmarting germs, knowledge is power. But how much you actually know about our invisible adversaries? Learn how to protect your family and yourself this season by testing your knowledge with our quiz – filled with tips from Charles Gerba, an environmental microbiologist at the University of Arizona... 

The 5 Best Stress-Reducing, Back-to-School Apps for Parents

The 5 Best Stress-Reducing, Back-to-School Apps for Parents

Getting your kids back to school doesn’t have to be stressful. These great apps will make your life easier now — and all year long. 1. School Supply List Works with: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPadThis easy-to-use app will make sure you don’t forget any supplies this year. It lets you create separate lists for the students in your family and then combine them to make shopping easier —... 

What Foods Will Keep Your Family Healthy All Winter??

What Foods Will Keep Your Family Healthy All Winter??

This winter, a whopping 20 percent of Americans will come down with a bad case of the flu. But you don’t have to be one of them…and neither does anyone else in your family! Research shows that, in addition to getting your flu shot, eating certain foods can help you avoid the flu — as well as colds and illness in general. Here’s what to add to your grocery cart. Yogurt Probiotics, the... 

Ripe for the Picking: A Great Way to Spend Family Time

Ripe for the Picking: A Great Way to Spend Family Time

Want to save 20 to 50 percent on the freshest, most flavorful produce possible? Then skip the supermarket and head straight to the farm to PYO — pick your own — fruits and veggies. Along with saving money, you’ll give your family a memorable way to spend a beautiful fall day together. This season, more local farms than ever are giving customers the opportunity to harvest a cornucopia... 

Beware the Hidden Dangers in Your Child’s Lunchbox

Beware the Hidden Dangers in Your Child’s Lunchbox

A lunch box filled with fun, healthy food not only makes kids happy: It also helps them perform better academically. But if you’re not careful, you could be packing food poisoning along with that tuna sandwich, says Bethany Thayer, a registered dietitian, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and mother of two. Follow these simple rules to make sure your child’s lunch box makes the...