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Back-to-School at the Grocery Store

Though back-to-school shopping usually brings thoughts of new pencils and sneakers to mind, the grocery store is also important to consider!  Not only is it a regular destination for most families, but it provides the fuel that powers busy schedules … Continue reading

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A Summer of Green

With summer in full swing, it’s a great time to enjoy all things green!  Earlier this summer, my students experienced the wonder of indoor gardening with salad greens.  In just a few weeks time, we grew a bumper crop of … Continue reading

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Red, White and Blueberry Bread

Ingredients 2 cups all- purpose flour ¾ cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon each cardamom and ginger 2/3 cup water 2 tablespoons sunflower … Continue reading

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Happy National Nutrition Month!

This month is all about making small changes that lead to a healthier lifestyle, one forkful at a time.  Eating as a family is a great place to start.  Recent studies have found that regular family meals provide a variety … Continue reading

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Healthy Heart Resources for Educators

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the American Heart Association has provided great tips on reducing sodium with printable handouts, mini-posters and infographs that are perfect for sharing.  Their eye-catching colors make them great for bulletin boards, too!  Find them … Continue reading

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Festive Appetizers

  ‘Tis the season for celebrations with friends and family, and guests with food allergies can leave a conscientious host or hostess scrambling to find finding festive appetizers and snacks that are safe for everyone.  Here are a few last … Continue reading

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A Berry Delicious Thanksgiving!

It’s cranberry season!  The crimson berries star in plenty of fall recipes, and recently, they have been making headlines for possible health benefits.  Although cranberry juice is well-known for its role in urologic health, researchers have found additional roles for … Continue reading

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