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So, Why Aren’t You Composting?

Today, instead of talking about eating the food, let’s talk about what happens after you eat the food. No, not that kind of afterward – there will be no toilet discussions here, at least for now. We’re talking about what you do with your food waste. Why are you still throwing it in the garbage? […]

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Is Whole-Grain Pasta the Way to Go?

Taking a stroll down the pasta aisle, we’re simultaneously overwhelmed by the number of choices and feeling guilted into choosing “healthier” pastas. Yes, whole-grain pasta undoubtedly has more to offer than regular pasta in terms of fiber, protein, and other nutrients. But it’s a little more chewy – some would even say woody – and […]

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Getting a “D” in Vitamin D

It was a chance question by our pediatrician that got us thinking about Vitamin D: How many cups of milk does your little guy drink a day? Probably two cups a day if we’re lucky. But it turns out that could be a problem. If your child doesn’t eat huge amounts of fish or cod […]

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Lethal lunches?

OK, so we know school lunches aren’t always the most nutritious, and there’s certainly an obesity problem in this country, but is it really a matter of national security? That’s what some retired military brass are saying. In a new report called “Too Fat to Fight,” they find that 9 million young adults (27 percent […]

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“Mom, Can I Please Have More Salad?”

There’s a question you don’t hear too often. But why not? Vegetables (alright, the pureed kind) are often one of the first foods that kids eat. Then we offer them cooked vegetables that are easy to chew, and then crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery sticks. But salads can be so yummy – especially when […]

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Does Government Belong in Our Breakfast?

So America’s grocery manufacturers are saying that it’s OK for the Obama administration to regulate school lunches, but as far as improving offerings to the general public, they can do just fine without government intervention. We’ll take this on a believe-it-when-we-see-it basis. We’ve just gotten back from the grocery store in search of healthy new […]

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Save the Fruits and Veggies!

Chances are you’ve heard the news about the new study casting doubt on whether the old “five a day” rule for fruits and vegetables really reduces cancer risk. But please don’t stop serving those carrot sticks and broccoli spears. Sure, they may not have the miraculous cancer-reducing powers we thought they did. But they are […]

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