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It’s Food Day — What Are Your Kids Eating Today? (School Lunch Check-In)

October 24th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Today is Food Day 2012,* last week was National School Lunch Week — so it seems like a good time to check in on what our kids have been eating in school. While our county public schools advertise all the right buzz words — whole grains! local produce! fresh fruit! — the menu could still [...]

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Tags: apples · food for thought · food politics · lunch box · school lunch · take action

10 Posts I Didn’t Write in 2010

December 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Before I pull together my own year-in-review for 2010, I wanted to share 10 posts I didn’t write in 2010, but wish I had. These are posts from the blogs that fill my feed reader, the ones I turn to throughout the year for support and inspiration. If you’re not already reading them, I hope [...]

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Tags: food for thought · food politics · foodblogs · foodietot faves

Grow Green for Earth Week (5 links for Friday)

April 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I have a special Earth Week-themed collection of links to share today, but first a few pieces of personal news. I was too wrapped up in bake sale prep last week to share this with you all, but I’m thrilled that FoodieTots was listed on Babble.com’s Top 50 Mom Food Bloggers list! If you haven’t [...]

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Tags: five on friday · food politics · green tips

Speak Up TODAY for School Lunch

March 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee is debating Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s legislation to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act. Unfortunately, Sen. Lincoln’s $4.5 billion bill falls well short of the $10 billion requested by President Obama and amounts to only 6 cents more per meal per child. (Read more here.) Take two minutes TODAY to send an [...]

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Mercury, Salmonella and Nitrates, Oh My

January 30th, 2009 · 9 Comments

It’s been quite a week for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I had planned to write about organic farming as the next installment of our Sustainable Family Supper Project, but got waylaid reading everything I could get my hands (or mouse) on about the latest high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) shocker. (Check back Monday [...]

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Tags: food for thought · food news · food politics · food safety