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Savoring September

September 7th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels a sense of dread and anxiety when the “back to school” displays appear in stores each summer. With a mid-August birthday, my birthday gift was often a new back-to-school wardrobe. While shopping for fall clothes is still a favorite activity, I still can’t help but panic [...]

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Tags: at market · family · food for thought

Shopping Smarter at the Supermarket

May 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

For those who frequently shop with young children, the goal tends to be to get in, get what you need and get out before a meltdown. Reading nutrition labels and trying to make sense of manufacturer’s nutrition claims is increasingly time-consuming. While the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is supposed to regulate misleading claims — [...]

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Tags: food for thought · food news

Win for Healthy Schools in DC (and 5 links for Friday)

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

First, some good news: Earlier this week, the DC City Council unanimously approved the “Healthy Schools Act.” The measure creates strong nutrition and exercise standards in a city with one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in the country. Among the highlights, the new legislation will: Mandate lower-calorie, lower-fat nutrition guidelines be met; Triple [...]

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Tags: at market · farmers market news · five on friday · food for thought

5 for Friday

February 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I have a bad habit of “starring” links in my Twitter feed to share later, and then never getting back to them. (Surely someone out there could create an app that reads those links and sends you back a cliff notes version, right??) So I thought I’d try sharing a few favorite things with you [...]

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Tags: five on friday · food for thought · food news · foodblogs · friday finds

Kids vs. Tomatoes

February 9th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Tonight at dinner: Me: “How’s your spaghetti?” FoodieTot: “Not good. There’s something wrong with it.” Me: “What’s wrong with it?” FoodieTot: “It has tomatoes in it.” He did consent to eat several bites, trying to avoid the visible tomato pieces. I used a different brand of crushed tomatoes tonight, which had a more visible chunk [...]

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Tags: food for thought · food news