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Jan 10, 2014

Childcare meals can impact kids healthy habits

A new study published by Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics shows the value of daycare centers providing family-style meals to kids. This may be one of the tactics in fighting childhood obesity. It may be that kids passing food dishes to each o...
Dec 09, 2013

6 ways to increase your kids activity level during holiday shopping

I took my grandson to see Santa Claus today at the mall. It was so cute seeing all the children anxiously waiting in line to talk with Santa and take their picture. It is such a wonderful holiday tradition. While you are taking your kids to ...
Dec 02, 2013

Handwashing week tips and resources

This week is national Handwashing Awareness week. We want to take a moment to recognize the importance of this week because it is the number one health habit that can prevent the spread of disease like the flu and food poisoning. There are t...
Nov 13, 2013

Snack attack on the road means unhealthy food choices

I had been traveling last week and had to stop at a gas station and so I ran into the associated convenient store. I looked around and all I could see was aisles of: candy chips cookies pies box of donuts ...
Nov 08, 2013

Take Action To Support SNAP and SNAP-ED

41 legislators from the House and Senate officially kick off the conference process to hash out a Farm Bill. The conferees will be responsible for negotiating an agreement, but face stark differences in both funding and policy between the House and ...
Oct 25, 2013

Biggest Loser Features Lindsey, Child Ambassador And Her New Lifestyle

I was so glad to see that The Biggest Loser will be bringing back their three kid ambassadors throughout this season. This week, they featured, Lindsay, a 14 year old. She shared with us how happy and outgoing she is now that she is living a healt...
Sep 30, 2013

Lactose Intolerance kids may still enjoy foods high in calcium and vitamin D

In just a few minutes there will be a twitter chat to discuss lactose intolerant tips. Hosts: Cooking with Caitlin via @CookingwCaitlin, presented in partnership with @NtlDairyCouncil Moderator: @FoodiesNiteIn When: Monday, September 30 ...
Sep 23, 2013

National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mi Plato

During September and October, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. I wanted to remind everyone that you can find all our resources in a Spanish version. To get any webpage in the Spanish version, just click on español in the upper ...
Sep 13, 2013

National Food Safety Month Focuses On Cross-Contamination of Allergens

September is packed with some very important awareness/recognition days. I am trying to give each its due diligence! September is also Food Safety Month. This year, The National Food Safety Month organization is focusing on allergens. This ...
Sep 11, 2013

Celebrate National Fruits and Vegetables Month with Kids

September is such a busy with month with back to school. It is also National Fruits and Vegetables month! What a great way to combine healthy lunches back to school with a little fun reminder to children about the importance and tastiness of fresh...
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