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Weekly News Bites: May 13

It’s spring, the flowers are out, and the farmers’ markets are overflowing with the freshest new produce. If you haven’t been cooking with them already, it’s time to get to know your spring fruits and vegetables. To get started, check out this great primer on spring fruits and veggies from Big Girls, Small Kitchen on […]

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Friday Food News Wrap: March 25

Friday Food News Wrap: March 25

Is it time for lunch yet? This week we’re thinking about school lunches, eating the right lunch, eating too much junk for lunch, and people who don’t have enough to eat at all. Fresh Fruit: To start, the USDA has announced $158 million in funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Program, which brings fresh […]

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Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 18

Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 18

President Obama’s proposed budget was at the top of the news this week, and those who follow childhood nutrition were pleased to learn that all programs will retain their current level of funding, with $7.9 billion for discretionary nutrition program support (as per Obama Foodorama). However, as The Slow Cook pointed out in Grist this week, school […]

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25 Best Snacks for Kids?

When we saw that Parents Magazine had put up a list of “25 Best Healthy Snacks for 2011” we were glad to see them do a story like this and we were preparing to share the link…until we read through the choices. And then we found ourselves asking, “Really, Parents? Is that the best you […]

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Friday Food News Feed: Dec. 17

The Jolly Tomato is temporarily re-located to the frigid East Coast for the holidays, but we’ll do our best to keep blogging while staying warm and enjoying time with the family. Let’ start with the big news from Monday, which is that President Obama signed the $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. The bill […]

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The Kids’ Drawer

Getting tired of hearing the words, “Mom, I’m hungry; will you make me a snack?” Yeah, us too. Oh sure, there’s nothing wrong with making your kid a snack, but day in and day out it gets old. Not to mention that if you’re solely in charge of the food, the control is all in […]

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