Coye Law January 2018

Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier Than Ever

fast food. However, a diet of processed foods can lead to a host of problems, including hindered brain development and even behavioral issues. A study in the American Journal of Public Health found links between poor diet and the development of depression in kids and teens. So, how can you encourage your kids to eat healthier foods? One way is through presentation. A mound of plain old veggies is unappealing, whether you’re 10 years old or 40. The solution is to think of vegetables as an ingredient rather than as a stand-alone dish. Take lasagna, for instance. You can easily modify this beloved Italian dish. Instead of using lasagna noodles, slice zucchini into thin, noodle-like strips and layer them as you would typical pasta. The same can be done for other pasta dishes. Zucchini noodles made with a spiralizer — also known as “zoodles” — make a mean substitute for spaghetti. Pair them with your favorite marinara sauce or toss them in a slightly less decadent, but still delicious, alfredo.

Vegetables can also be incorporated into other foods your children already know and love. Did you know you can make brownies with avocado and black beans? Slipping in a few healthier ingredients here and there can deliver the nutrients your kids need to power through a busy school week. If you want to foster long-lasting healthy eating habits, the best thing you can do is offer your child some agency. For example, saying to your child, “You can have the cauliflower or the broccoli. It’s up to you!” empowers them to make their own decision based on their preferences. Psychologists and social scientists, including the famed Dr. Maria Montessori, argue that when kids feel in charge of a decision, they are more likely to embrace the ability to choose, even if it’s between two kinds of vegetables. Ultimately, as a parent, you are in control of your child’s diet. Help them explore new foods and foster a positive culinary environment. Your kids will develop a taste for healthy eating in no time!

Do your kids get enough nutrients in their diet? If they’re like most kids, the answer is probably no. You want your children to eat more vegetables and less processed junk, but that’s easier said than done. Getting the average kid to chow down on a serving of broccoli is a chore.

Food manufacturers have built an entire industry around our kids’ penchant for sugary cereal and

Who Would I Sue in a Self-Driving Car Accident?

The future is clear: self-driving cars are on their way, and they’ll be here to stay. I’ve written in the past about my excitement for this technology, and I believe it will make the roads safer for everyone as soon as it gets here. But I also know that it means a change in the way we litigate

auto accidents. And there will be auto accidents, especially as self-driving vehicles are integrated into our current infrastructure. Florida made headlines in 2015 when a man was killed in a car driving on autopilot, and it’s an issue that will impact many Floridians in the future.

also stop manufacturers from having unrealistic maintenance standards to dodge legal liability.

If you’re struck by a self-driving car, you may have several legal options. Depending on the particulars, the other driver or car manufacturer may be at fault. If you’re the one in the autonomous automobile, you may be able to get the manufacturer to take liability instead. Florida hasn’t made any rulings yet on whether manufacturers can or cannot be held liable in certain situations, which means interpretations of existing laws will likely be applied until new ones are drafted. This is a brand-new field in auto accident law, and the courts are still figuring it out as they go. Personally, I find it exciting and interesting, and I’ve done a lot of homework on it. I’d love to answer any questions you might have or help out in any way if you find yourself in an accident where a self-driving car was involved. Don’t hesitate. Get in touch.

A Californian decision back in December favored consumers over auto manufacturers, reversing a previous ruling. But manufacturers can still be held liable for self-driving car accidents, even if the vehicle hadn’t been maintained to their standards. I think this is a good thing. Not only will it make sure companies work to the highest standard, but it will also ensure consumers don’t get blamed when the real fault is in the manufacturing or programming process. It will


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