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Dec 17, 2014

How much sweets are we actually consuming this holiday season?

Holiday time means treats. I found this holiday treats infographics from our cookie expert "Mrs Fields". Enjoy your treats but this is a perfect time to teach children some moderation. Nourish Thought for the Day: There is room for ...
Nov 07, 2014

Dads or Moms - Who Is Really Looking At Nutrition?

You ever wonder if dads and moms equally worry about nutrition for their children? Well wonder no more. Sorry dads, but a new study just released by CS Motts National Poll indicates that moms are worrying just a bit more about nutrition than dads....
Oct 15, 2014

Aournd the World with School Lunch Programs

With the celebration and awareness about school lunches, it got me wondering about what kids eat in other parts of the world for their school lunch? I grew up in San Francisco mission district. And we were fairly diverse population. So I did lear...
Oct 10, 2014

How many kids are affected by local Farm to School programs- you may be surprised!

I have been talking about the Farm to School month and a great way to remind children where food really comes from. Farm to school programs are not just about where food comes from. Ultimately, it is about feeding children healthy fresh foods. Yo...
Sep 17, 2014

National Childhood Obesity Month - 5 solutions to get you started

To wrap up the series on Childhood Obesity month, I wanted to leave you with this great infographic that shares some key facts but solutions that we as a society need to be focused on. Childhood obesity is completely preventable. It is also com...
Sep 08, 2014

What do kids really know about real food?

Food education (the art of teaching children where food actually comes from and how it is grown) is not a class that we customarily think of when we think about our children's education. But given some of the facts I will share with you, I have ...
Sep 05, 2014

Is your teen suffering from Mobile Device App Addiction?

With school underway, kids are pulling out their iphones and ipads even more than ever. Many schools are incorporating some reading and homework apps using these mobile devices. They certainly have their place. But did you ever wonder just how ...
Aug 27, 2014

Cost of raising a child just went up! according to new USDA data

You may have wondered this question: How much does it cost to raise a child. Whether you are contemplating raising a child or you already are there, it is always interesting to read about this. I am always talking about nutrition and healthy h...
Jul 28, 2014

Make Some Room For A Home Grown Garden

As we get ready for national Farmers Week, I wanted to start out by promoting the importance of food gardens. Sometimes, things really do start in our own backyard! My brother-in-law, Vinnie, (Vinnie the farmer-I call him) has been growing a veget...
Jul 18, 2014

Super Foods - what are they?

Have you heard of the term, Superfoods? This is now a coined term used to describe those natural foods that are rich in nutrients and lower in calories. This is a term associated frequently with dark leafy vegetables and also berries. But I ha...
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