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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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KQED’s Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

KQED’s Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

If it seems like childhood food allergies are more common than they used to be, it is because they are: nearly one in 10 preschoolers have allergies to food, and the rate of such allergies has more than doubled in the past decade.

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Whole Milk Or Skim? Study Links Fattier Milk To Slimmer Kids

Whole Milk Or Skim? Study Links Fattier Milk To Slimmer Kids

| March 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Parents are routinely advised to switch toddlers to reduced-fat milk, a move many assumed would help protect kids against becoming overweight. But a new study is the latest of several to find that kids drinking low-fat milk tended to be heavier.

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Let’s Make a Deal… Eat Your Vegetables

Let’s Make a Deal… Eat Your Vegetables

| November 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

I know plenty of parents who simply don’t serve the vegetables their kids dislike, while others hide the vegetables in the food. I have to say that I think these ideas are a mistake.

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Guacamole And The Five Year-Old Chinese Woman

Guacamole And The Five Year-Old Chinese Woman

| July 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Avocado (for dry skin), tomato (for those dreadful oily patches), and lime (for flavor and eye-irritation). Both the girls enjoyed mashing the ingredients together.

Zelly was game for smearing the mush on her face, but India would have none of it.

“But India, it’ll make your skin soft and beautiful,” coaxed Zelly.

“I already have soft, beautiful skin,” countered her sister.

I was about to explain that it would do her a world of good by making her look years younger until I realized that a five year-old might end up looking like a newborn and therefore wouldn’t find that appealing in the least. I let the matter drop.

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Sunny with a Shower of Shitakes:  Preschoolers at the Ferry Building

Sunny with a Shower of Shitakes: Preschoolers at the Ferry Building

| September 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

Every Tuesday morning, the class visits the SF Ferry Building. We teachers gently prod our shifty little charges into the loose winding semblance of a line and lead them, meandering along the sidewalks, dashing through crosswalks.

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World Snack Series: Books for Young Palates

World Snack Series: Books for Young Palates

| March 10, 2008 | 3 Comments

From Tricycle Press, that little imprint of our very own Berkeley-based Ten Speed Press, comes the World Snack Series, a cheerful set of children’s board books about sweet and savory treats enjoyed around the world. Author and illustrator Amy Wilson Sanger provides both the books’ sing-song text and the artful, colorful sculptures that grace their […]

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Tips for Getting Your Kids to Love Vegetables

Tips for Getting Your Kids to Love Vegetables

| February 28, 2008 | 9 Comments

Ever since Jessica Seinfeld’s book “Deceptively Delicious” was a hit last year, I’ve been contemplating why people feel the need to hide vegetables in their children’s meals. I need to say up front that the idea of hiding vegetables in food has always made me cringe. Although I would like to think my dislike for […]

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Bento Porn

Bento Porn

| January 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

On display through the wonderful internets are hundreds upon thousands of photographs of everyday lunches. No soggy PB&J’s here, though. One forum, the Mr. Bento Porn Flickr group, posts their collective creative efforts to make mid-day meals visually appealing, healthful, delicious and, yes, a little easier on the wallet. Their cousin site, Diet Bento, includes […]

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