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Back-to-School Lunch Box Taste Test

August 18th, 2014 · 1,118 Comments

We’re fortunate here in Virginia that we don’t go back to school until after Labor Day, so there’s still time to check the last few things (and favorite summertime treats) off our to-do list. My niece starts school this week though, and I know others are already back in school — having grown up with […]

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Tags: cooking with kids · kids cook monday · lunch box

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

October 24th, 2012 · 7 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

Lunch Box Lessons {and Giveaway!}

September 7th, 2011 · 16 Comments

The foodie boy began kindergarten yesterday (sniff), and now that I’ve successfully packed my first two brown bag lunches I thought I’d pass on my expert advice. Kidding — but I am employing a couple strategies learned from our summer experimentation. And I welcome any tips from those of you with more experience than I! […]

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Tags: healthy eating · lunch box

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

5 {links} for Friday

April 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Ah, Friday… 1.Family Gardening on your spring agenda? Katie at goodLife eats is organizing a weekly GrowCookEat blog event, beginning now. Hope to see you there! 2. (School) Lunch Bite of the Week: You know that meager increase in federal school lunch funds approved recently by the Senate Agriculture Committee? To pay for it, they’re […]

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Tags: five on friday