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Archive | April, 2011

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Fun Food Friday: Fruit Milk

Big news in the Los Angeles area this week: LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy announced that L.A. schools will eliminate chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk from their menus. The move came in response to activists led by Food Revolution’s Jamie Oliver, who has hounded the district on school lunch reform for weeks since his arrival in L.A. Several […]

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Parent “Traps” at the Supermarket

You’re rolling your cart through the aisles, thinking you’re doing alright by your kids. Organic? Check. Whole grains? Check. All natural? Check. But what’s really in that cart? Have you been hoodwinked by marketing gimmicks into thinking that you’re getting better foods than you really are? Check out our checklist of the top parent “traps” […]

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Holiday Food Fun/News Mash

It’s going to be a joyful weekend here in Jolly Tomato land, because we have Easter, Passover (yes, we observe both), a kid’s birthday, and an anniversary to celebrate. So in the spirit of holidays and celebrations, we’re combining our food news wrap with our Fun Food Saturday to create a special Holiday Food Fun/News mash-up. […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Scuffins

When is a muffin not a muffin? When it’s a scuffin, of course. A scuffin is defined as a cross between a scone and a muffin — and beyond that it’s wide open to interpretation. Some people like to make their scuffins like muffins (soft, cake-like texture) that are in scone shape. Others prefer their […]

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Friday Food News Wrap: April 14

It seems like we’ve been all over the map with school lunches this week. First the USDA had its deadline for comments for the proposed new rules over the school lunch and school breakfast programs (Did you get your comments in?).  Then USA Today looked at a school that is consistently making healthy lunches for kids, and published an […]

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Family Dinner: The Survey

Do you eat dinner as a family? If not, what are the challenges you face in getting everyone together at the table? Our friend Grace Freedman over at EatDinner.org (Research, Education, and Resources on the Benefits on Eating Dinner With Your Family) wants to know, and you can help her with her research by taking the […]

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