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In case you didn’t believe me…

Annual Number (in Thousands) of New Cases of Diagnosed Diabetes Among Adults Aged 18–79 Years, United States, 1980–2010 From 1980 through 2010, the number of adults in the United States aged 18–79 with newly diagnosed diabetes more than tripled from … Continue reading

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Ideas for healthy school lunches

Hummus and pita are always a good choice.  Trader Joe’s makes it easy if you have one near you.  Regular with pita chips… or kid-sized whole wheat pita bread with edamame hummus. And down below, these are not the greasy … Continue reading

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Smuckers last stance.

I swear these will be the death of me. My youngest daughter loves them.  I saw a mom at the park with them once.  I thought, “ew gross, I would never buy those.”  And then i thought, “but how cute … Continue reading

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It’s a jungle out there

Concrete jungles.  Tropical rainforest jungles.  Birthday party jungles. This is Jungle Jill holding “Squeezer-” a constrictor snake.  She hires out for parties and schools.  She was today’s entertainment at our friend’s birthday party! So did we stay true to our … Continue reading

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Today’s press release to the newspapers

One valley mom is fighting back   School is in session, and the war on sugar begins.   Put on your Nordstrom coat of armor and go in fighting.  Your make-up can double as war paint.  It’s game time.   … Continue reading

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Minestrone Makes a Great Summer Soup

Olympic fever is still lingering, because this is what i saw, seriously, as i was chopping away at my minestrone…LOL While chopping i’m acknowledging the fact that today begins week 2 of fighting the sugar war.  I’m thinking about how we have … Continue reading

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A Sucker for Cookies

Treats really are around every corner. Today’s sugar pusher is a young man in greasy dark blue pants- our friendly neighborhood oil change guy. While we wait, we’re offered these… “No thanks.”  Little did he know he was talking to the Sugar Reporter, LOL. We’ve been … Continue reading

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