Food & Nutrition
Cooking For Kids @ Bella Online
Cathi has tons and tons of great stuff for parents looking for help when it comes to cooking for their kids. Warning! This site can cause hunger pains!
Four Easy Diet Changes for Kids
Many parents want to improve their children’s diets, but don’t know where to begin. Here are four easy changes you can make today that can start kids down a path towards better nutrition.
Girl Scout Cookies - Unhealthy and Dishonest
An open letter to the Girl Scouts of the USA regarding the unhealthy content and misleading marketing of Girl Scout Cookies.
Healthy School Lunches and Social Justice
My thoughts on the 2011 efforts to improve school lunch standards in the United States and the setback effected by food industry lobbying.
Maryland Apple Promotion Board Recipes [offsite link]
Yummy recipes for apples!
MyFitnessPal – Weight Loss for Moms
The iPhone/iPad app and website, MyFitnessPal (MyFitnessPal.com) offers a useful tool for mothers of young children to manage calorie intake for weight management. My husband and I have had success with this easy to use program.
Nick Jr. Parents - Food [offsite link]
Nick Jr. has some great recipes that kids will just love. They also have some fun recipes for "Do Togethers".
Nutritious Child Care Recipes from CCNI [offsite link]
Tons of great nutritious and healthy recipes by Child Care & Nutrition, Inc, a non-profit organization "dedicated to strengthening families by strengthening home-based child care".
Oliver´s Teletubbies Recipes [offsite link]
Want to make Tubby Custard? Here´s your recipe.
Recipe Source: Chicken Pox Pancakes [offsite link]
A wonderful recipe to make for your little one´s when they have the chicken pox. Bring a smile and some syrup....
St. Patrick´s Day Recipes for Your Kids [offsite link]
Some fun green recipes for your kids to make or for you to make for your kids.
Teaching Young Children About Nutrition
While getting various vitamins and minerals in a child's diet is important, almost more important is teaching children habits which will lead to their making nutritious decisions on their own. So what is appropriate to tell a young child about nutrition?
The Food Guide Pyramid Quiz for Preschool Nutrition [offsite link]
A great way to learn about nutrition for your Early Childhood youngster.
The Idea Box [offsite link]
This site has almost 100 recipes for kids! Most of these recipes are as sure to please Momma as the kids.
The Princess and the Peanut – Book Review
"The Princess and the Peanut" by Sue Ganz-Schmitt and illustrator Micah Chambers-Goldberg offers and allergic-twist on a well-known fairy tale that provides a wonderful starting point for discussion with children about peanut allergies and peanut bans.
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