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Fun Food Fact of the Day

OK, this is a strange one: Tubas are made of brass, a metal made of copper and zinc. Both of these metals are found in vitamins. So during your lifetime you may eat an entire tuba – and it would be good for you! Is that really true? Well, Making Music Fun tells us it […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Silly Tacos

Have you heard all of the buzz about spaghetti tacos? Yeah, so did we. Honestly, we didn’t think that much about it at first but we’ve been slowly discovering that the New York Times is on to something – it’s a huge deal in the pre-tween food world. After we made a note of it […]

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Friday Food News Feed: October 15

Just in case you were thinking that this week’s kids’ nutrition news was all about Happy Meals that still haven’t rotted six months later, think again. It is National School Lunch week, after all. Plus, there are plenty of other good stories you should know about: Chefs at Schools: Chefs arrived at 67 Chicago public […]

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Eating Out? Calories Add Up For Kids

Where is your kid’s lunch coming from – McDonald’s, a school cafeteria, or your refrigerator? A fascinating new report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service gives concrete evidence to what you may have already suspected: that eating out tends to add calories to your child’s diet. “How Food Away From Home Affects Children’s Diet Quality” finds […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Fruit Chips

Did you get the sense last Saturday that we love fall apple season? If not, we’ll try to convey those feelings again: Reason #424 that we love this time of year is that we can make apple chips (and more). Apple chips are fun to make and a great little snack. In fact, the only […]

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Friday Food News Feed: October 8

All sorts of interesting news bites crossed our desk this week. Let’s jump right in: Kids’ Energy Sources: A new report in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that the top sources of energy for kids ages 2 to 18 were grain desserts, pizza, and soda. Researchers expressed concern about the “flow of empty calories” into […]

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