With so many food labels and so little time to really figure out the healthiest options, how can parents make the best choices for their kids? Food labeling and marketing can be big business, especially when aimed at kids, but it can lead to a lot of confusion for parents as well as choices that may sound healthy, but really aren’t. "… Pants On Fire" It seems like many packaged … [Read more...] about Making Healthy Choices for Your Kids
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Times are hard. The media slams us weekly with more and more information regarding how the food we consume can harm us. This week: Cantaloupe. With more and more Americans out of work, less of the family budget can be allocated to farm fresh meats and produce. The way our grandparents ate is no longer an option for most of us. So how can we properly care for … [Read more...] about Hormone-Free Or Mystery Meat – How Do You Make Meat Choices?
Sometimes in life you sail far away from the light, but you can always choose to head back.Wondrous Wednesday – This is where I share a picture and a few lines of creative writing. Creativity creates happiness for me, so Wondrous Wednesday is a creative routine I started to make creativity a regular part of my busy family life. If this sounds like something … [Read more...] about Choices
All of a sudden corporate giants are jumping on the health food bandwagon - touting new products as the newest discovery since sliced bread. Check out Mickey D's new major campaign for their Real Fruit Smoothie. It's great that you can drive-in and buy yourself a $2.29 smoothie, but buyer beware. Do you realize how many grams of sugar are in that 12 oz. drink? 42!!! That's … [Read more...] about Make Healthier Fast Food Choices
Have you heard about NuVal?NuVal is a food scoring system that rates food on a scale of 1 – 100 based on nutrition. From the first time I heard about NuVal I was really intrigued. Now I find myself going back to their website ( NuVal.com ), and member blogs looking to learn more about how different foods score.I think a lot of the time we as parents have good … [Read more...] about How Do You Make Good Food Choices?