Category Archives: Kids today, and what they’re eatin’.

Dips Get Kids to Eat More Vegetables

This is definitely not new news to any of us moms, but according to a new study in the Journal the American Dietetic Association, researchers have proved that dips, do indeed get kids to eat vegetables. In the study, pre-schoolers … Continue reading

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Real chicken in Chicago public schools

Great story today on the school lunch front (and how often can one say that?) from the Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Public Schools will be using 2.5 million pounds of unprocessed chicken — real chicken, that is, not processed nuggets … Continue reading

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98 Percent of Packed Lunches Unsafe for Kids to Eat

Over 98 percent of packed lunches for preschoolers were deemed unsafe to eat in a recent study published in Pediatrics. Get pediatrician-reviewed tips on how to keep your child’s packed lunch safe to eat. Continue reading

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Great NPR story: Yup, sounds right to us.

This post by Ali We hereby applaud Sarah Varney’s outstanding NPR story, To Win Toddler Food Battles, Take A Softer Approach. After finding herself stoking fears of dwarfism to encourage her toddler son to eat well, the writer called on … Continue reading

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Huzzah, Eileen: a response to a response to our Boston Globe Mag piece

This post from Ali Hello, friends. As promised, here’s the response to the our piece in the Boston Globe Magazine. The author of the letter to the editor contested the idea that cookies — even whole grain ones — should … Continue reading

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