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Greens Galore

Why do kids (supposedly) dislike green foods so much? Is it their way of rebelling against something that’s “good for you”? Is it a taste or a texture thing? Or is it just something they’ve been culturally programmed to dislike, even before they’ve had a chance to try it? Many kids are raised to eat [...]

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Prevent Child Obesity – 5 Tips

Childhood obesity has been in the news this week – even more so than before – in part because of a controversial series of ads run in Georgia. These ads feature overweight kids who talk frankly about being teased and ostracized because of their weight. No matter how you feel about the ads, the pain [...]

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Books for Picky Eaters

Have a picky eater in your house (or on your gift list)? Nagging or coercing probably won’t work to expand their palate – but a fun book about food just might. Here’s a list of some of our favorite books geared toward (and about) picky eaters: Green Eggs and Ham: The definitive book on what [...]

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Great Gifts for Kid Chefs

Back by popular demand: It’s our list of some of the best gifts we’ve found for the young chefs in your life. You can give your junior kitchen helpers some new tricks and tools – or just some inspiration to get started. 1) Colorful spatulas: Your littlest ones can stir, they can mix, they can even just wave [...]

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Kids at Work

Stressed out about cooking a Thanksgiving dinner? If your kids aren’t helping you out, it’s time to put them to work. Even the littlest ones can get into the act. Here’s a sample kids’ to-do list: Set the table: You may not want to trust your kids with Great-Grandma’s china or crystal, but they can [...]

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Family Dinner: The Screenplay

FADE IN: EXT. BACK PATIO – EARLY EVENING A late-summer evening in a typical suburban backyard. A family of four is gathered around the dinner table. MOM is serving salad on each plate. DAD has just finished filling water glasses. KID 1, age 7,  is fiddling with his vegetables while KID 2, age 4,  has pulled [...]

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