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5 reasons to get your kids food savvy…

No matter who is giving the reason – me, a teen or a young kid, I can share 5 key reasons that will inspire you to take action! This all seems relevant to reflect on when I am running our

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Kids love baking – a great beginning point…

kids with food skills tend to make better food choices

Many kids are keen to get in the kitchen, but only to do baking. Whilst we don’t want our kids only cooking high fat, high sugar foods, if it captures engagement and enthusiasm, then I say ‘bake that cake and

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Especially at this time of year…

how about a resolution that in 2013 your kids will have the skills to make tough food choices…

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The power of the parent-pause…

I know you are busy. I know the family, work, school juggle and how as parents we are constantly looking for what is easy, quicker, cheaper and more efficient. But I reckon it is a good idea to momentarily pause

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Lead the conversation and let them figure it out

With all of us being so aware with just how much it costs to feed a family, giving your children an appreciation of the cost of food is essential. Usually, but not always, it is cheaper to eat at home,

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Turning food guidelines into action…

It’s official, the best nutrition and education brains in the NZ have made a recommendation*, parents are advised to involve their kids in food shopping and cooking family meals.   WOW – what a trump card for parents. It is

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We are in Jamie Olivers Food Revolution News Articles

I feel very proud that they they have  noticed what we are doing!! Check it out if you want to see the whole article in context or see below. That is two articles on our projects in a two days… how

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Lessons from Greece

I’m in Greece. Today I have climbed the Acropylis been absorbed in the amazing history and extraordinary architectural skills of the Greeks, the ravaging by the Turks, the battles with Persians, the plundering by the Scots, the occupation of the

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When saying no means I love you

 Most parents want to arm their kids with as many skills as they can – and food skills are towards the top of the list if they are concerned about their well-being. Whether it is being able to rustle up

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Love Live Food Kids – a plan for action!

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Everyday Health Guest Post

Everyday Health Guest Post

October 21st, 2013

An interesting study out of America looking at the merits of vegetarianism. Certainly food for thoug…More>>

Visit our kids site

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It's My Turn to Cook Tonight is hosted by my daughter Claire, this is our kids site with no adults visible at all there! Both our sites, Food Savvy Kids and It's My Turn To Cook Tonight, are intertwined with identical intent of getting kids food savvy.