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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

Choosing Love Over Cupcakes

| February 7th, 2014

Valentine’s day is officially a week away. So naturally, Pinterest and my Facebook feed has been flooded with ideas on heart-shaped treats frosted in shades of pink and red. I’m normally a fan of making healthy food fun for kids. And I’ve been trying to think about what I want  Read More

Banana Honey Nut Muffins

| January 30th, 2014

Bananas and honey are pretty much a match made in heaven. I don’t know what it is exactly, but man-oh-man, they make my taste buds swoon. And my kids couldn’t agree more. We like this new recipe so much that we’ve made it TWICE in one week. Yes, subzero temps  Read More

Baby-Led Weaning, Part 2

| January 9th, 2014

Baby-Led Weaning: Review of the What and Why In case you missed it, the last post in this series was all about the “what” and “why” of baby-led weaning (BLW), an approach to feeding infants that promotes letting the child direct and control the process of eating solids foods. For  Read More