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December 30, 2013

A Quarter For A Carrot? 

Fruit and vegetables

Pay Kids To Eat Vegetables? It Might Just Work

Kids are trashing the fruits and veggies served for school lunches. A study suggests paying them to eat the good stuff will increase consumption, reduce waste.

August 30, 2013

Changing The Rules 

Children serving themselves local food for school lunch

Revised Regs Help School Lunches Get Farm Fresh

Revisions to federal school lunch guidelines are helping schools bring more local food into their cafeterias.

June 17, 2013

 

planting peas

If These Plants Could Talk

Kids planted herbs and rolled seed bombs with the help of several seniors at Generations Gardening Together. We collected folks' gardening and food stories.

April 30, 2013

Hyper 

Two cups of black coffee side-by-side on a wooden table

Caffeinated Gum Sparks FDA Investigation

Each piece of Wrigley's new "Alert Energy" gum contains a half-cup of coffee's worth of caffeine.

March 25, 2013

Crunch Crunch 

Zap Snack Pita Chips

Kids In The Kitchen: Zap Snak Pita Chips

This recipe shows you how to make your own pita chips. Snack on these to your heart's content!

March 18, 2013

Cheesy Cakes 

Tasty Toasties

Kids In The Kitchen: Tasty Toasties

Rice cakes are the base for this easy and tasty recipe.

June 14, 2012

Young Minds 

kids weeding blueberry bushes

Edible Landscaping Powered By Young Gardeners

Students from The Project School are helping turn the perimeter of the Middle Way House into edibles. It's like a living classroom.

April 4, 2012

Sheer Decadence  

cream egg

Homemade Easter Treats: Chocolate Eggs

While making your own Easter candy is a little time consuming, the results are delicious and (mostly) preservative free!

January 10, 2012

Food Vs. Pills 

hoho

Healthy Diets, Less Hyperactivity?

A new study has looked at children's diets as a means of treating ADHD. Can avoiding junk food really affect hyperactivity?

December 10, 2011

Kids In The Kitchen 

Three-egg omelette with mozzarella and basil

Cooking The Perfect Omelet (And Other Life Lessons)

Didi Emmons fell in love with cooking when she was 12 years old. She now spends most of her culinary time teaching the next generation to love it, too.

September 18, 2011

Breakfast On The Go 

Banana Oatmeal Bars

Banana Oatmeal Bars

It seems like we are darting here and there after school to get to a lesson, practice or to run an errand. It is handy to have snacks on hand for hungry kids.

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 27, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

mcdonalds happy meal with soda, hamburger, fries

More Apples, Less Fries: New Look For McDonald’s Happy Meals

With a smaller portion of fries and apple slices automatically included, McDonald's is trying to make its Happy Meals healthy (relatively speaking).

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.

July 7, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

jackinthebox

No More Toys For Jack In The Box Kids Meal

Customers of the hamburger chain will also be able to substitute French fries for apple slices in kids meals.

July 7, 2011

Breakfast Treat 

Morning Glory Muffins With Peaches

Morning Glory Muffins With Fresh Peaches

Whether you eat this with a little yogurt or as a snack in the morning, this muffin is filling, healthy and has a little bit of summer in every bite.

June 29, 2011

Food Allergies 

Sundae

One In 13 Children Have Food Allergies, Study Says

Eight percent of American kids have food allergies. The constant fear of an allergic reaction can affect a child's stress level.

May 24, 2011

Nutrition For All 

Baby

Congressional Budget Cuts Hurt Women, Infants And Children

$500 million will be taken from the WIC program, which provides at-risk mothers and babies with nutritional meals.

May 15, 2011

Green Thumb 

jars of Strawberry Preserves

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Think Outside The Garden

As your garden starts to produce, don't forget to look to the future. Saving seeds, canning, and drying flowers is a great way to enjoy the bounty all year.

May 10, 2011

Advertising to Children 

cereal_boxes

Food Industry Whines About FTC’s New Marketing Guidelines

If they follow the FTC's guidelines, food companies will have to make healthier food if they want to continue advertising to children.

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