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DIY Baby Food

By Kim Robson: Not so very long ago, moms didn’t have the luxury of purchasing ready-to-eat Gerber baby foods in shelf-stable jars. Our grandmothers all made their baby’s food at home, from scratch. The bonus? It’s fast, easy, saves money, and reduces waste. Plus, by making the baby food, you …

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This Is How Your Child Is Exposed to Toxins

By Aradhana Pandey: Children are precious — and they are also extremely vulnerable. Childhood is when their immunity takes shape, and any issue during this phase can have serious consequences to their health in the long run. As parents, you endeavor to protect your children and to ensure their health …

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111 Reasons Breastfeeding Can Benefit Our Families and the Planet

Breastfeeding was a way of life for women and families long before formula was ever invented, and there’s a strong, growing movement to bring it back to the forefront. It not only provides the best nutrition you can give your child, but it doesn’t harm the environment either. Our planet could …

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10 Green Tips For Green Parenting

By Fredrica Syren:  I get so many questions about my best tips for green parenting and eco-friendly children. I totally understand how overwhelming it can be to have so many choices and know that the one you make may create a toxic environment. Toxins common in babies’ and kids’ materials …

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The Importance Of Healthy Lunch For Children

By Dawn Matthews Food is something I am passionate about. My father and grandmother always instilled in me the way family comes together, the way you nurture one another through the preparation, the cooking, and the eating, and just the sharing of food and time at the table. Every day …

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How Does a Teenager Stumble into Veganism? 

By Rebecka Wåhlberg: When most of our time is spent recovering from school, doing homework and thinking about our future, there isn’t that much time for anything else. So why even consider becoming a vegan? Somehow veganism is growing, and I’ve seen more teens than adults turn vegan. Maybe veganism …

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Connecting Kids With Food

By Chef Centehua The farm to table movement is now expanding into farm to school, and this is very timely. This push includes a collaboration with farmers, ranchers, fishermen and other USDA-valued operations. While many kids know their times tables, and know how to read and write, they do not know that milk comes …

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Kids Food In Restaurants–Leaves Something To Be Desired

By Fredrica Syren: Last weekend we went to an all vegan and raw restaurant here in Stockholm. To my kids’ delight, they had a huge menu to choose from: smoothies, breads with dips, cut up veggies with hummus, fruit slices and much, much more. They settled on beet smoothies, cut up veggies …

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Problems of Picky Eaters

Emma Grace Fairchild: There’s a growing amount of information available about childhood physical development, and nutrition is becoming an issue for many families. How do we get the most nutritious foods into children’s diets? The “Five a Day” recommendations set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests a variety of …

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