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Green Frosting

OK, I’ve already pushed the limits on what is acceptable in terms of green food for the month, what with the Greens, Eggs, and Ham and the Green (Rainbow Chard) Cake. But now I’ve totally gone off the rails with this Green Frosting (click for recipe), made with spinach. Yes, I’ve officially become that mom. […]

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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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Friday Food News Wrap: April 1

There’s some news this week that we’d like to think is just an April Fool’s prank, but sadly, it’s not. At the top of the list is the vote by an FDA advisory panel that there is no proof that artificial food colorings cause hyperactivity in children, so there’s no need for special warning labels […]

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Valentines’ Day WITHOUT Food Coloring

As we wrote back in October (Halloween WITHOUT food coloring), it’s possible to have a fun and festive celebration for your favorite holiday without using all sorts of fake food colors.  After all, artificial food colorings and food dyes aren’t all that great for your kids, and in some cases food dyes have even been associated with […]

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Friday Food News Feed: Jan. 14

After a slight lull over the holidays, it’s been a busy week in food news. Topping the list is yesterday’s release of proposed federal guidelines for school lunches by the USDA, the first such change in 15 years. The recommendations (prompted by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into law last month) include cutting salt and fat, adding […]

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Friday Food News Feed: Oct. 29

In case you’ve been trapped under an enormous pumpkin for a few weeks, you probably know that there’s a little holiday coming up called Halloween. And kids eat a lot of not-so-good foods on Halloween. And kids’ nutrition writers are working overtime to come up with all sorts of ways to make the holidays healthier, […]

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