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Advice for Eating Well on a Tight Budget, From a Mom Who’s Been There

Advice for Eating Well on a Tight Budget, From a Mom Who’s Been There

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Learning to garden and cook with cheap, healthy produce helped JuJu Harris survive while raising seven kids on public assistance. In a new cookbook, she shares her tips for other struggling moms.

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New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food at School

New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food at School

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Schools have made big strides in meeting standards for healthier meals, but students are still bombarded by junk food marketing. The first lady announced guidelines Tuesday that aim to change that.

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DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

| February 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Homemade valentines don’t have to be made exclusively from chocolate. This year, try making your own conversation hearts—they’re fun to make, infinitely variable, and easy to personalize. Kate Williams will show you how.

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First Bites: PizzaHacker

First Bites: PizzaHacker

Does the Mission really need another pizza joint? Stephanie Rosenbaum checks in at the new PizzaHacker to find out.

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Volunteers Most Needed to Feed the Hungry After the Holiday Season

Volunteers Most Needed to Feed the Hungry After the Holiday Season

| January 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Soup kitchens, food banks and nonprofits are overrun with volunteers during the holidays. But, the real need comes Jan. 1 — after the hordes disappear.

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Jamie Oliver’s Edible Schoolyard Adventure

Jamie Oliver’s Edible Schoolyard Adventure

| January 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Real food crusader Jamie Oliver visits the Edible Schoolyard for the first time. Schoolchildren serve him up black-eyed peas he dubs “delicious.” Sarah Henry reports on why the British chef swung by the Bay Area and beyond.

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Amid Fields Of Plenty, A Farmworker’s Wife Struggles To Feed Her Family

Amid Fields Of Plenty, A Farmworker’s Wife Struggles To Feed Her Family

| December 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Many can’t afford to buy the fresh produce that grows all around them, and some areas that grow enormous amounts of produce are among the highest in the nation when it comes to food insecurity.

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Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nothing’s better than homemade treats for the holidays. This Saturday, Dec 14, from 2-4pm, stop by the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons for fun and sweets for the whole family–all in support of pediatric cancer research.

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These Days, School Lunch Hours Are More Like 15 Minutes

These Days, School Lunch Hours Are More Like 15 Minutes

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a new poll, parents complain that their children are not getting nearly enough time for a basic school ritual: eating lunch. And that’s worrying parents and administrators, given that about one-third of American kids are overweight or obese.

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Taste of North Berkeley Benefits Schools’ Cooking & Gardening

Taste of North Berkeley Benefits Schools’ Cooking & Gardening

| November 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Berkeley’s public schools are dealing with dramatic cuts to its garden and cooking program. Prior to a fundraiser for the program, Sarah Henry talks with a culinary instructor about what that means for students and staff.

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Kraft Dims That Mac And Cheese Artificially Orange Glow

Kraft Dims That Mac And Cheese Artificially Orange Glow

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kraft will produce mac and cheese without artificial dyes, the food processing giant says. But the change affects only a line marketed specifically for children. Aficionados will still be able to purchase the luridly orange “original” version. A Change.org petition had asked Kraft to remove dyes from all mac and cheese products.

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Raising Kids Gluten-Free in an “Eat your Wheaties” Culture

Raising Kids Gluten-Free in an “Eat your Wheaties” Culture

| October 21, 2013 | 3 Comments

In a culture where we have been told for decades to “eat your Wheaties” raising children gluten-free requires a new paradigm.

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Frighteningly Easy Halloween Bentos: Tips and Tricks for Healthy Treats

Frighteningly Easy Halloween Bentos: Tips and Tricks for Healthy Treats

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eerie, severed fingers made of chicken sausages, a Frankenstein avocado sandwich, a cheese-wrapped mummy — it must be Halloween and you can make these quick, creepy food creations to fill lunch boxes in the Japanese bento tradition.

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Directive From The White House: Drink More Water

Directive From The White House: Drink More Water

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

At a time when many kids get too many calories from sugary drinks, water’s image may need a boost. So the Partnership for a Healthier America and the beverage industry are teaming up to give it a new logo: Drink Up.

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