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Mar 12, 2010

Printable 'Lucky' Nutrition Activities for Kids- St Patrick's Day reminds us that Lucky Green starts with Healthy Greens

It is almost St Patrick's Day and that means put your lucky "Green On". Holidays are a fun way to incorporate nutrition and healthy eating habits! St Patrick's Day is certainly no exception. We have created some very cute and positive nut...
Dec 23, 2009

Healthy holiday fun name cards for the table promote health.

Everyone is getting ready for the holiday and looking for creative ways to liven up their table. Remember, how I am always saying to make nutrition fun. Well here is a simple and free activity that reminds kids to be healthy!For your special holiday ...
Dec 21, 2009

Fun Christmas activities for the kids while you get ready for the holiday.

It's almost Christmas and we have fun activities to keep the kids busy while you get ready. Kids can play our free nutrition game Chef Solus and the Food Pyramid Adventure, our kids' healthy games online, read a nutrition story about Christmas, or  en...
Dec 07, 2009

Gift giving ideas- Healthy gifts for kids and family

Holiday season is gift giving time. Yes, I know, it came too fast, wasn't it just Halloween?Well back to gift giving... gift giving time provides an opportunity to promote healthy choices to kids. How? You can shop for healthy gifts and thereby teac...
Nov 22, 2009

Four simple steps to creating a healthy Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family.

It's Thanksgiving where most of us will eat way too much. In fact, you might be surprised to know that the average American will consume 4500 calories on Thanksgiving! Yes, I was surprised too!But I think the most important thing to realize is that t...
Nov 20, 2009

Serve a balanced Thanksgiving meal with foods from all the food groups.

Thanksgiving meals and healthy eating aren't usually found in the same sentence.But it really doesn't have to be that way. This meal, just as any other, should be comprised from healthy foods from all the food groups. The key is including the healthy ...
Nov 16, 2009

Holiday food safety reminders - Avoiding cross contamination in the kitchen.

It's food safety month. With all the holiday food preparations for large groups it is easy to forget some good food safety habits. We are defrosting foods, preparing some foods early, other foods are sitting out for periods of time. To help you keep...
Nov 13, 2009

Turkey food safety- Guidelines for buying, storing and thawing your turkey for Thanksgiving

It is the kick off to holiday season and you are probably beginning to think about the turkey.Turkey is a very good source of protein, selenium, niacin, vitamin B6 and the amino acid tryptophan. It's a good source of zinc and vitamin B12. The skinless ...
Jul 31, 2009

Childhood obesity tops the 100 billion dollar mark

Childhood obesity (and it related issues) is costing American taxpayers over $100 BILLION dollars A YEAR.But of course, it is more than the money. It's about our children being happy and healthy. It's about giving them a chance to grow up without di...
Jul 13, 2009

Have fair fun with the kids but also keep healthy eating in mind

The fair is a great family event and I took my kids every year. It is one of our fun memories. We are city folks, so seeing the cows and chickens and other 4H events was really enjoyable.The fair offers a great fun time for all and lots of goodies to...
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