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Nicole Henderson Archive

April 1, 2014

 

child's hand holding strawberry

Three Foods To Help Spring Clean Your Diet

Two sweet options and the "food of kings" will start appearing on farmers market tables early spring.

January 22, 2012

Homemade Fruit Juice 

Cranberries

Cooking In Season With Winter Citrus

Cooking with winter citrus is a great way to teach your kids about new fruits while adding a fresh source of nutrients to your meals.

December 11, 2011

Sweet Cures 

honey on a spoon

Healing Power Of Honey

Honey can soothe a sore throat, calm a cough and help the healing process of a scratch. What are some other health benefits of this natural sweetener?

August 18, 2011

Back To School 

Father & Daughter giggling together

Healthy Meals For Your Family During The School Year

It is that time of the year again – back to school! As parents, we know what this means for our schedules.

July 14, 2011

 

car trunk packed with coolers

Eat Healthy While On Vacation

Plan ahead when you take a family vacation. Use the internet to search out healthy eating options prior to your visit.

June 6, 2011

Seasonal Allergies 

five kids jumping outside

Treating Your Kids’ Allergies With Healthy Foods

Allergy season is in full swing. As a parent, I believe that most ailments can be treated naturally with properly grown foods.

April 5, 2011

Feeding Kids 

child's face peeking through leaves

How Parents Can Help Kids Eat And Enjoy Vegetables

Parents may have to be sneaky when it comes to helping kids like veggies, but keep trying. You never know when your child may come around to liking vegetables.

March 12, 2011

Cooking With The Kids 

two kids shelling peas

Cooking Guilt-Free Meals With Your Kids

Preparing food can be just as enjoyable as eating the food, especially if you involve your kids. Veggie pizzas are a fun way to let your kids be creative.

February 11, 2011

Healthy Snacks 

cheese slices, trail mix, fruit smoothie, and peanut butter

Ten Best Snacks For Kids (In One Mom’s Opinion)

Kids love to snack, but that doesn't mean those snacks can't be healthy. Here's a list of healthy snacks to fuel your kids after a long school day.

February 7, 2011

School Lunch 

Kids Leaving A School Bus

How Parents Can Influence School Nutrition

The Charlotte Mecklenburg School System in North Carolina has stopped serving fried chicken and French fries in their school lunches. What about your school?

September 28, 2010

School Lunch 

school lunch

The Powerful Position Of Schools To Influence Nutrition

School meals have a huge influence over the nutritional well-being of children. How can you make a difference?

August 4, 2010

Pesticides 

fruits and vegetables on display at a farmers market

When It Comes To Pesticide Use, Not All Farmers Are Created Equal

I assumed that farmers at my local market grew their foods pesticide free and certified organic, but I learned that this was far from the truth.

June 8, 2010

Eating Organic 

a bunch of organic carrots

The Big O: Creating An Organic Strategy For Your Family

Earth Eats contributor Nicole Henderson writes about steps her family is taking to bring more organic food into their kitchen and onto their plates.

March 8, 2010

Healthy Snacking 

an apple and a bunch of fresh cherries

Got Snacks? Steps To Healthier Snacking For Your Kids

Recent news on childhood obesity is not good and snacking plays an important role. Learn what you can do to provide healthier snacking options for your kids.

February 9, 2010

Healthy Kids 

brown and white sugar cubes arranged in a checkerboard pattern

Do Not Fail To Plan: Saying No To Sugar

As busy parents, it is not always easy to create healthy meals that our kids will eat, but removing the sugar is an important step in raising healthy kids.

September 24, 2009

Childhood Obesity 

A child's hand holding a peach

Avoiding Childhood Obesity Must Become A Family Affair

Teaching children the importance of eating healthy can provide them with great habits as they mature.

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