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Kids and Holiday Eating

So we’re about to kick off the summer season with Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means… barbecues, parties, and tons of treats for the kids to devour. But if you’re trying to be careful about what your family eats, the weekend doesn’t have to be a complete write-off. Here are a few […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Parfait Time

Today, for some strange reason, we can’t stop thinking about layering stuff in a tall, clear glass. Maybe there’s a new Shrek movie coming out or something (“You know what everybody likes? Parfait!”) Or maybe it’s just Fun Food Saturday (Parfait Edition) here at Jolly Tomato. Parfait is pretty simple when you get down to […]

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Re-Thinking Ketchup

Ketchup – once dubiously considered a vegetable, and possibly the closest some kids get to eating one – is cleaning up its act. First Heinz started tinkering with its recipe to create a version that has about 15 percent less sodium. Now Hunt’s is removing high fructose corn syrup from its recipe. So does that […]

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Sit Down, Mom and Dad.

Six. That’s how many times the grownups in our house got up during dinner last night (yes, we counted). First someone needed another fork. Then we realized we didn’t have a drink for Kid #1. Then someone wanted a different salad dressing. Then we had to retrieve Kid #2, whose trip to the bathroom turned […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Jim’s Pancakes

Bet you thought you were pretty handy with a spatula and some batter. So did we. That is, until we encountered our new Hero of the Griddle, Jim of Jim’s Pancakes. Pancakes with Mickey Mouse ears? Pshaw. That’s so…Mickey Mouse. Jim had us with the Golden Gate Bridge pancake, and now he’s officially put us […]

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Chocolate formula? Just say no.

We keep hearing about the mini-kerfuffle launched by food writer Marion Nestle in response to manufacturer Mead-Johnson’s new chocolate and vanilla-flavored toddler formulas. At Jolly Tomato, we’re primarily looking out for kids ages 2 to 16, and thus we aren’t spending a lot of time talking about formula. But since the product (Enfagrow) is meant […]

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This just in…”Let’s Move” report

Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to combat childhood obesity has taken another step forward. The much-anticipated action plan from the Interagency Childhood Obesity Task Force, called “Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity within a Generation” has been released and is now available online. The “action plan” aims to: • Create a healthy start on life […]

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