March 2014: Yet Another Chance for a Trip to the White House

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Yes, it is that time of year again!  I've written about the Healthy Kids State Lunchtime Challenge before, and I think this is one of the best ways to get kids (ages 8-12) excited about experimenting in the kitchen.  In this newsletter, I will share with you all the information you need to give it your best shot at participating in this fantastic Let's Move! contest sponsored … [Read more...]

December 2013: Three Tips for Happy Healthy Holidays!

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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 … [Read more...]

November 2013: Songs for a Healthier America

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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 … [Read more...]

October 2013: Food Day (and Halloween!)

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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 … [Read more...]

September 2013: I Like Vegetables!

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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 … [Read more...]

July/August 2013: 54 New Awesome Recipes to Try!

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On July 9th, the second annual Healthy Kids Lunchtime Challenge State Dinner was held at the White House.  This year I did not have the pleasure of attending (oh well, going twice was too much to hope for!), but we ALL have the wonderful benefit of the hard work that has gone into the selection of the top recipes--one from each US state and territory.   Chefs and a team of … [Read more...]

June 2013: Take Action to Ensure Food Education for All Children

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Hello readers of Køb Generic Viagra Danmark the Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange monthly newsletter! It is transition time (the school ends and the summer scheudle begins), and I know that you are all extremely busy!  So this month’s newsletter will be very short.  All I want to convery is that there is an opportunity for YOU to raise your voice to ensure that every child has an … [Read more...]

May 2013: Another Chance at a White House Recipe!

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The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is BACK, and you have just under one more week left to enter!  OK, kids (between the ages 8-12), gather up your best recipe ideas and make sure to submit your best idea by Sunday May 12!  In this newsletter, I will share with you all the information you need to give it your best shot at attending this year’s “Kids State Dinner” at the White … [Read more...]

April 2013: Learn to be Ad Smart!

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I hope you are having a great month of April!  In this month’s newsletter, I will be exploring a very powerful topic as related to food—advertising.  Children are exposed to over 20,000 advertisements per year (about 55 ads per day).  We will take a look at several advertisements for food and beverages and discuss strategies and tactics that food/beverage companies use to … [Read more...]

March 2013: Celebrating Food and Culture

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I have talked before about how “food is fuel” and how we can choose foods that make our bodies “Go!”.  We need to eat food to grow, to heal, and to sustain our energy levels for our favorite activities.  But we also eat to taste (because food is one of the wonderful pleasures of life), to celebrate, and to carry on family traditions and customs.  This past month, I had the … [Read more...]