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Toughen up: Give two choices for dinner – take it or leave it!

I wrote this post as a participant in the Eat Better, Eat Together Balancing Act blog carnival hosted by MealsMatter and Dairy Council of California to share ways families everywhere can make time for family meals that include foods from

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Two tricks to help kids remember what to eat…

It’s a bit scary every time we read a paper there are more frightening stats about how many of us aren’t making good food choices and the consequences of that.  Claire’s latest blog shares a couple of excellent tools to

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GUEST BLOG: Andrea Erins on lunchboxes

5 Steps to a Healthy Lunchbox   You may pack a healthy lunch, but there’s no guarantee that your daughter or son will try to trade their apple slices for a cookie. Even before your kids are old enough to

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Guest Blog Jillian Michaels from Everyday Health

In my second guest blog Jillian Michaels from www.everydayhealth.com interviews… Jamie Oliver on the Fight for Healthier Food The British chef of ‘Food Revolution’ fame is out to change the way we cook, eat, and feed our kids. He tells

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LIFE LOVE FOOD KIDS

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. If you look at cooking with your children as ‘making a meal’ it is a nice-to-do option and it will remain a low in priority. If

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Cooking With Your Child: A Recipe for Playful Learning

It is my pleasure to share a wonderful guest post by Dan Gilbert from the Primrose Day Care Institutes in USA. Some great advice for those of you with young children. Thanks Dan! Making time to play with your child can

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Saving money

A total bonus of being able to cook is that you are able to save money by cooking at home. Children pick up budgeting and shopping skills. It is almost always cheaper to cook at home, and if it isn’t,

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Is there a backlash to Masterchef type cooking programs?

Are we creating a new generation of kids who think cooking is stressful, complicated, requires flash equipment, fancy ingredients, a huge amount of skill and lots of time?? If you read Claire’s latest newsletter  Kids just wanna have fun you will

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Eat well – move more

WeCan! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition), is a science-based national education program from the American National Institutes of Health (NIH), which aims to help children ages 8-13 stay at a healthy weight. Most western countries face very similar

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kids that can cook make better food choices

I wrote this post as a participant in the Eat, Play, Love blog carnival hosted by Meals Matter and Dairy Council of California to share ideas on positive and fun ways to teach children healthy eating habits. A list of

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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>>

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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.