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When School Lunch is Nutritious, Colorful, and Delicious

Imagine a world where kids head to lunch at their school cafeteria and eat a full range of produce from arugula to zucchini. A school lunch fantasy land? Not in the world of School Nutrition Plus, one of the country’s most cutting-edge school food companies. In this company’s vision, an array of colorful fruits and […]

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5 (Doable) New Year’s Family Food Resolutions

You know those New Year’s food resolutions that you start out making – like eliminating all added sugar – that turn out to be really, really hard to keep? Sure, resolutions are aspirational, but they’re also arbitrary. If you set the bar too high, they can lead to discouragement. Worst case scenario, they can lead […]

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Prevent Child Obesity – 5 Tips

Childhood obesity has been in the news this week – even more so than before – in part because of a controversial series of ads run in Georgia. These ads feature overweight kids who talk frankly about being teased and ostracized because of their weight. No matter how you feel about the ads, the pain […]

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Closing Down the “Clean Plate Club”

When we were kids, parents constantly reminded us to join the “Clean Plate Club.” But in a time of childhood obesity, out-of-control portion sizes, and learning to eat only until you are full, does this mantra still make sense? It seems outdated at best and perhaps even harmful at worst. And yet why do we […]

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Re-Thinking Ketchup – and Ketchup Alternatives

Is ketchup an ever-present condiment on your table? With all of the sugar (and often even high fructose corn syrup) involved, it’s time to start thinking about ketchup alternatives. Ketchup is Evolving True, ketchup is evolving. It’s come a long way since people tried to call it a vegetable. Some brands started by creating lower-sodium […]

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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 formula (this includes chocolate- and vanilla-flavored toddler formulas). At Jolly Tomato, we don’t cover baby foods so we aren’t spending a lot of time talking about formula. But since the product (Enfagrow) is meant for toddlers […]

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