It is officially holiday season, a time when we spend extra time baking and cooking for our loved ones. We celebrate traditions, and many of us (including me with my notorious sweet tooth) indulge a bit more in sugar-laden delights. I'm never one to frown upon a holiday cookie, so don't even think I'd want to spoil any of the holiday spirit around eating and being merry. I do have some ideas … [Read More...]
I am so excited to share with you this month, through the Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange newsletter, a resource that you can download for free that will http://popsec.org/generic/ give you access to 19 new songs that you can enjoy with your family!
These songs convey a fun and important message about living a healthy lifestyle. No worries, they are not boring or dull. Even if you have the most … [Read More...]
October is a big month in the world of food. Here in Idaho, it is Hunger Awareness Month. For the American Culinary Federation, it is the month when Childhood Nutrition Day is celebrated (October 16th). Every October, the Center for Science in the Public Interest also hosts a Food Day on October 24th. And for kids across the country, October 31st is (often to the horror of dentists and mothers … [Read More...]
It is "back to school time", and I'm sure that you are as busy as I am! So this month's Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange is gonna be really short. Here's what I'm going to address: Are you struggling with getting vegetables into your kids' lunch boxes and snacks? Are you striving for the "Five a Day" (or more, says the new research—and the ratio of veggies to fruit should be in favor of veggies), … [Read More...]