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Cherry Picking for Kids

Of all of the many, many fruits that we love in the summertime, it’s hard to find one that’s universally more satisfying that a cherry. It’s a one-bite wonder: self-contained, juicy, sweet, easy to pack, and a treat to eat. That’s probably the reason why the California Cherry Board calls May 20 through June 30 [...]

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Hunger Is

If you’re a kid suffering from hunger, you can’t get much done. You’re probably lacking energy, maybe feeling a little woozy, and having a hard time thinking about anything else besides food. Just ask Academy Award nominated actress Viola Davis, who suffered from hunger as a child while growing up in “abject poverty” in Rhode [...]

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PotatoPalooza!

February is Potato Lover’s Month, and really, what better time of year to express your love for this amazing tuber? Did you know that…potatoes have more potassium per serving than any other fruit or vegetable, even bananas? That potatoes have no fat or cholesterol? That each year the average American eats 130 pounds of potatoes? [...]

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Not Your Typical Salad

Happy 2014! Did you make a New Year’s resolution about eating more salad? Great! But if you’re thinking of a salad as an obligation, or as a monotonous stream of green lettuce leaves, you’re making it a lot more tedious than it really needs to be. Some of the best, easiest, and tastiest salads feature [...]

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Growing Great

You work hard all the time to set a good example, serve nourishing foods, and keep healthy snacks around the house…and yet sometimes it’s what a kid sees all of his friends eating that gets him most excited about trying something new. Our fourth-grader came home the other day declaring that his new favorite snack [...]

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Spaghetti Squash Latkes

Spaghetti squash is an amazing vegetable (fruit?) and there are countless ways to serve it. Of course the most popular way is to prepare the long stringy flesh as a pasta substitute. But we’ve never been super-crazy about food that only feels legitimate when it’s pretending to be something else. Be proud of who you [...]

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