Food Day, October 24, is a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state and national level. Every year on this day thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for the idea to “Eat Real Food”. Food Day will be celebrated by students from … [Read More...]
As part of the Food Unit at Community School, 8th grade students learn about the food chain, food's impact on the environment, and how each and every one of us "votes with our fork" several times a day in the world of food economics. After watching the film Cowspiracy, many of the kids wanted to explore other options for burgers besides ground meat. So the students called on the expertise of … [Read More...]
One of Jeff's favorite veggies is brussel sprouts. To make them yummy, we roast them. Simply toss in olive oil and salt, maybe some balsamic vinegar, and put them in the oven at 400 degrees until golden brown.
We are discussing another Jeff over dinner tonight. This Jeff is a cartoon character created by Slime Monster Studios. If you want to see more information about this monster, please … [Read More...]
Through my involvement in Nurture, I am happy to say that next week will be a fun and busy week with Food Day! Here are some of the events I'm looking forward to:
*A nutrition education lesson in alignment with Food Day’s theme of “Eat Real Food” for students at Community School. This event will take place on 10/15. Read more here.
*A hands-on cooking lesson and lunch for the 8th graders at … [Read More...]
Here in the Wood River Valley of Idaho, we have a wonderful program called Trout Friendly Lawn. The mission of this program, created by the Wood River Land Trust, is a big broader than the idea of not putting chemicals on your lawn. Water conservation is also a key part part of the program, as is the use of native plants.
When we put in our own lawn, we hydro-seeded (instead of putting down … [Read More...]
I'm so excited that after three years of being in rental houses, we are finally settled in to our own house and property. Back when I first started Healthy Kids Exchange and the blog area Garden Tales, we were living in the Midwest in an entirely different climate. In Illinois we lived on an acre property that we turned into our own little "farm" with multiple vegetable gardens and seventeen … [Read More...]
We've finally settled into our new home in Ketchum, Idaho, and of course a main priority was getting some greens planted right away. Yes, this is the easiest way to get a start on edible gardens. Growing Greens is so easy and provides such rewards.
I love when kids come over to visit, and they are immediately attracted to the small greens garden we have in our back yard. I encourage kids … [Read More...]