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Remember that United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) pyramid we’ve seen with colorful vertical bars representing the six major food groups and a person climbing steps on the pyramid demonstrating moderate physical activity? You would find it on thousands of food packaging materials from cereals to canned vegetables to sports [...]
“Oh no, you can’t have that now. It will spoil your appetite for dinner.” How many times have you heard that while you were growing up? Many adults feel that all snacks are bad for children and can lead to weight gain but that isn’t always the [...]
Want your grandkids to grow up strong and healthy? Of course you do! These 3 super-nutrients will give them a super advantage. As we know, good nutrition isn’t “kids stuff.” Including foods with these 3 nutrients in your grandchildren’s diet will help them fight off common colds and other maladies and grow up robust and [...]
Have you ever heard of a chemical called BPA? Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, is an industrial chemical that has been used since the 1960s in the manufacture of many hard plastic bottles such as baby bottles and food containers. It is also used in the lining of metal food and beverage cans, [...]
Let’s Party! Birthday parties and holiday festivities are common events in elementary schools. Your grandchildren are probably looking forward to the Valentines Day party now being planned at his or her school. One thing is for sure – along with the fun comes the food. Just one school party can include pizza, cake, chips, ice [...]
“Eat your breakfast!” Your grandchildren may grumble and groan and swallow their cereal. Have you ever wondered why you were told by your own parents to finish your oatmeal or scrambled eggs?
Don’t overlook this very important meal. Think about how long you have gone without nourishment when you wake up. A healthy breakfast for [...]
Making meals and snacks with your grandchildren can be great fun, starting with shopping for food with the children to having them help in the kitchen to setting the dining or picnic table and enjoying the food. For some grandparents, meal or snack time can be a challenging time if your grandchild is a picky [...]