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5,000 U.S. deaths from tainted food

September 16, 2010
It's hard enough to get my picky preschooler to eat healthy foods without also having to keep on top of the regular recalls of unsafe foods (like the recent salmonella tainted eggs debacle). It shouldn't be this hard to keep our families healthy! But it is. Each year in the U.S., more 76 million...
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I'm Letting a Cartoon Character Guide My Son's Eating.

September 1, 2010
Regular readers of my food blog know that my almost-four-year-old has been blessed with a, let’s say, discerning palate. (And by “discerning,” I mean that his list of Won’t Eats is approximately 638 times as long as the list of Will Eats.) This has been going on for close to two years now: I cook...
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America's Obsession with Food

August 25, 2010
Over the past decade, food has become a central theme in entertainment. Television channels and programs are dedicated solely to food preparation, popular chefs, cooking contests, or the latest fad in restaurants. With coverage like this, our standard three meals a day almost resemble an obsession...

Parents Need to Eat Too: The New Mom’s Fridge & Freezer

August 24, 2010
In my last post , I wrote about how, for a frazzled, time-pressed new (or not-so-new) mom, having a pantry stocked with well-chosen ingredients can make the difference between a healthy, homemade—but still easy—dinner and another night of takeout. Today, let’s talk cold. As in, the fridge and...
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Parents Need to Eat, Too: The New Mom’s Pantry

August 19, 2010
A few times a year, I teach a cooking class for new moms . At the beginning of each new session, once coffee is poured and babies settled, I ask the group what they hope to get out of the class. The answers usually fall into one of three categories, even though each woman’s situation is unique. A...
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Senate passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Need to Push the House!

August 12, 2010
For the first time in over 30 years, we have a chance to overhaul school lunches in this country. Late last week, with the help of MomsRising members across the country, the U.S. Senate passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.[1] We’re halfway there! The U.S. House is our next step, and we have to...
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Nap-Time Cooking

August 12, 2010
Once you see this, hit the kitchen. When my son was a newborn, I struggled to figure out how to feed myself and my husband—breastmilk and formula took care of our boy. Stephen and I ate far too many meals of takeout or fried egg sandwiches, while junior guzzled eight meals a day. Finally, once he...
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SUGAR ALERT – Do you know how many calories you’re drinking?

August 9, 2010
Hi everyone, I’ve been looking at some research about sugar in drinks and I had to share some of it with you. The amount of calories and sugar so many of us are drinking, probably without even realising it, is truly shocking. The recommended amount of sugar for adults is somewhere between 5 to 9...
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Raising Healthy Eaters

August 2, 2010
Sometimes the hardest part about getting your children to eat healthy food and fight child obesity is getting them to choose the healthy food option. Here's the behavior methods that show you the way to guide them to healthy food choices
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Color Me Skeptical: Toward Tartrazine-Free Macaroni and Cheese

June 29, 2010
Would you like some disodium 6-hydroxy-5-((2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfophenyl)azo)-2-naphthalene-sulfonate in your yogurt? Well, you won’t find that mouthful of mumbo-jumbo on food labels. But you will find it listed with the friendlier name of Red 40. You might pass up a macaroni and cheese that...
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