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Tips Tuesday: Makeover your lunch box staples

August 23, 2011
Picture it: Perfect stacks of crackers and sliced meats, portioned and packaged in plastic. Syrupy fruits in single serve cans. Plastic thermoses full of warm canned soup. And all of these goodies gathered into a shimmering, plastic lunch box. These are the bright back to school images of lunch...
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Let's tell Big Food to stop acting like spoiled kids--and stop inciting real kids to nag for junk food

August 17, 2011
As Big Food tantrums about guidelines for food marketing to children a new study links advertising to nagging for junk food
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Detox Your Dorm: Top 5 Non-Toxic Tips for Your College Freshman

August 9, 2011
When it comes to college shopping, it’s good to make solid, non-toxic choices at the beginning so that you don’t have to invest money every year in replacing items . Toxic confession: I had the same plates all four years of school. They were plastic. Why didn't I replace them? Spare cash was rare,...
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Worldwide wrestling?

July 19, 2011
When you are struggling to keep the kids entertained during the summer, worrying about whether you actually remembered to take the sandwich out of the refrigerator and put it in your child's lunch box this morning, or engaging in a Worldwide Wrestling match to reapply sun screen on your child, the...
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Tips Tuesday: Top 5 Tips for Healthier Fruits and Veggies

July 12, 2011
We all know the merits of choosing organic produce, and we all know that the big health benefits can also come with a big price tag. With a few simple steps, you can minimize chemicals on your non-organic produce, purchase cheaper organic items, and make sure that you’re making the most of your...
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TAKE ACTION NOW: Stop corporate junk food giants from targeting our kids!

July 12, 2011
Ever watch the commercials that come on during the shows your kids watch? Chances are you will see ads for sugary cereals, sugar-sweetened beverages and salty fast food. But let’s be honest: That’s probably not a big surprise to you. Food and beverage companies have been hawking unhealthy stuff to...
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Act Now: Only Two days Left to Have Your Voice Heard About Unhealthy Marketing to Children!

July 12, 2011
It’s time to save our kids! Food and beverage companies are targeting our kids with their advertising. And they’re not selling fruits and vegetables! They’re selling soda, fast food, candy and sugary cereals—all day and every day. As a parent, I know this is the wrong recipe for our kids’ health!...

Good News for the Whole Family

June 28, 2011
Newly introduced Safe Cosmetics Act (HR 2359) addresses the hidden toxic chemicals in your hair products, your tween’s highly fragranced lotion, and your baby’s bubble bath By now you’ve probably heard of Brazilian Blowout, the popular hair straightening procedure that has come under fire in the...

Savory Latino Meals Without the Meat (Recipes and time-saving tips included!)

May 25, 2011
Para estas recetas en español, haga clic aquí. ( Photos from left to right : A kale and lentil pasta dish I make regularly; Having children -- like my daughter who is peeling the kale off the stalks -- is a good way to get children to eat their veggies.) Whenever I tell people that I cook only...
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Cancer-free strawberries, please!

April 28, 2011
Turns out people really don't like their strawberries messed with. The recent uproar about a new cancer-causing chemical in strawberry fields started here in California. It's since gone nationwide – and if you want to help keep strawberries cancer-free, there are plenty of ways to join in . Here's...
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