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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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Cook Something This Summer with Your Kids

June 28, 2010
If you’re looking for ways to have fun with the kids and keep them busy this summer there’s no better way than cooking with them. Not only will you get to spend time with them, you’ll also be giving them vital life skills. It doesn’t matter how old they are, there are always ways for them to get...
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Food Safety Reform Cannot Wait!

June 4, 2010
Being a grandparent is a joy! You get the perks of bright eyes and giggles, along with the rush of pride to see your own child mature into a parent. In 2001, I was “Grandma” for two absolutely darling children , a girl age 5 and a boy age 2. Then the unthinkable happened – my grandson became sick...
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Ensuring new food-safety legislation is effective

June 1, 2010
The laws governing the food - safety functions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not been substantially updated in more than 70 years , but congressional lawmakers will hopefully soon change that fact. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on t he FDA Food Safety Modernization...