Category Archives: Healthy School Kids

We try to control what junk goes into our kids. Our close friends, family, neighbors, and repeat playdate families know our stance on sugar and other junk. But other people who come in contact with our children don’t know how we feel about it. And they are handing out the sugar freely! These are wonderful people actually- they are your child’s effective and warm teacher, they are the nice moms of your child’s fellow classmates, and they are your hard working school administration. Pediatricians recommend 2 or 3 treats per week per kid. Kids and concerned parents are being bombarded by sugar, and moms like myself, feel like every day is one big food fight. Childhood obesity and diabetes are at levels never before seen. We have this all wrong. Places of education need to contribute to the health education of children, not fight against it.

Do your kids know the art of making a good sandwich? In just weeks away, Jamie Oliver- the British Celebrity Chef & children’s food education pioneer- along with his 1600 global ambassadors are stepping outside the box of peanut butter … Continue reading

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Let’s Rock the Love Boat

Are you living under a rock of rock candy or have you stayed current with our children’s food system… you know, the one that took thousands of years to make, but only about 3 generations to destroy?  The day of love … Continue reading

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My Week Cooking from The Pollan Family Table Cookbook

 “It is never to late to find your way in the kitchen.”                                                         – … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Up For a Family Cooking Adventure?

A package arrived at my doorstep, with my name on it.   I tore it open, and was giddy over the fact that author Jennifer Tyler Lee, creator of Crunch a Color, sent me her new book titled, “The 52 … Continue reading

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Humble Risotto

Warmth in a bowl. A little parmesan cheese, a lot of homemade chicken stock, and the scent of onions and celery softening away in butter & olive oil.  I’m home. Jamie Oliver just came out with his latest cookbook, Jamie’s … Continue reading

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You Sunk My Battleship

School breakfasts.  My children eat breakfast at home, so I don’t see first hand how bad it is on the front lines.  Well today i witnessed a little, sweet, innocent kindergarden girl on the school food battlefield. My daughter and i had … Continue reading

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