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Potty Talk with Preschoolers

| March 20th, 2014

Yesterday, I did a fiber lesson for 2 preschool classes, which meant that I talked about poop A LOT.  I was expecting lots of squeals and giggles every time I said the word “poop,” but the kids didn’t blink an eyelash once. They were utterly FASCINATED, though. First, we looked  Read More

School Food is Going Local

| March 19th, 2014

Picture in your mind a school meal tray with five spaces efficiently carved out in slightly varied sizes. They might be filled with milk, an entrée and some colorful fruit- and veggie-based sides, for example. Now picture this: Just about everything you see has the potential to come from local  Read More

No Thanks: A Strike on Solid Foods

| March 11th, 2014

Alice, now 10 months old, has gone on a solid food strike. All of a sudden, my previously adventurous “please-give-me-what-you’re-eating-RIGHT-NOW” eater has decided that she’s done with solids. No more, thank you very much. Not only will she no longer swallow the yogurt she used to love, she doesn’t even  Read More