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 [...]
On average, children do rather well in meeting their daily vitamin and mineral needs except for one nutrient – calcium. Its intake has become a growing concern as consumption of milk has declined in recent years.
Calcium is an essential nutrient. Found mainly in milk and dairy products like cheese, sour cream and [...]
Most of us try to avoid the mistakes our parents made when exposing us to food, and we make an effort to teach good eating habits to our grandkids. Children are curious by nature, and our own attitudes toward food choices can influence a child’s eating habits and preferences for life. Here are some simple [...]
By: Jan Wade-Miller
Tis the season to be giving! Do you want to give gifts to special people in your life to show them how much you care? How about trying your hand at healthy homemade food gifts that will bring you and your grandchildren together at the same time? Making healthy food gifts in [...]
Simple snacks that require very little preparation are practical on a day-to-day basis, but remember that children get excited about foods that are fun & interesting.
Children will be more apt to try a new, healthy food if they are allowed to have a hand in making it. With a few simple techniques, [...]