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Nutrition

Good Sense Eating: Nationaly Dietary Guidelines reveal focus on proper diets for children and pressure on parents to change our food environment. Read more…
Featured Event: Get out those aprons! What’s Cooking?, a children’s culinary school, is offering two classes where kids will learn to bake Christmas and Hannukah treats. Read more…

The healthy side of Thanksgiving

The healthy side of Thanksgiving

Good Sense Eating: Thanksgiving dinner may be healthier than you realize Read more…

Food allergies less common than thought

Good Sense Eating: The alarm over food allergies has changed day care and schools enormously. “No peanut zones” are commonplace in the lunchroom, while snack ingredient lists are subject to scrutiny by wary parents and teachers. Read more…

The summer is ending, but there’s still time for a vacation

Letter from the Publisher: It’s August already. Isn’t it amazing how the summer weeks whizz by? July was a hot month and seemed more like August, which makes me wonder what August will be like. The days are getting shorter, although there’s still plenty of light at the end of the day to eat outdoors, have dinner on the beach, or barbeque on the grill. Read more…

Weighing in

Kathy makes her mark! Read more…

Shake off the salt

Good Sense Eating: Many of us have had a long love affair with salt, but that may be about to change. Earlier this year, the Institute of Medicine urged the U.S. government to gradually reduce the maximum amount of sodium that food companies and restaurants can add to foods. Read more…

Too tired to cook?

Good Sense Eating: Too crazed to eat right? Read more…

Explaining healthy eating to children

Parents Helping Parents: I want my kids to be healthy and I am determined to beat the “peer and social pressure” of eating processed foods. Can you advise a parent, like me, how I can convince my children to follow our good eating program (not boring but fresh and real food)? A parent of my son’s friend told my son that we were “depriving” our kids of trips to McDonald’s, etc., which really annoyed me. Read more…

Healthy kids take vitamins

Healthy kids take vitamins

All parents want their children to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Nutritious food is vital to maintaining optimal growth and development. Read more…

When daddy cooks

Good Sense Eating: Like many contemporary fathers, Kirk Christensen not only brings home the figurative bacon, but cooks it, too. The suburban Chicago father of two enjoys cooking whenever he can, although it’s often limited to grilling outside on the weekends. Read more…

Benefits of home gardening

Good Sense Eating: Whatever your political leanings, you may have cheered Michelle Obama last year when you heard about her White House kitchen garden. Area children learned how to prepare the ground, plant seeds, water seedlings, pull weeds and finally enjoy the garden’s bounty. Read more…
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