Amy Hemmert and Tammy Pelstring

Nutty Cashew Dates

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Give this healthy treat a try when you need to whip up something quick for guests. Contributed by Amy Hemmert and Tammi Pelstring, from Laptop Lunches. more→

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Making Lunch? Make it Nutritious! Make it Waste-Free!

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If you’re like us, you start the school year with enthusiastic plans to send your kids to school with lunches that are nutritious, affordable, and easy to make. You promise that you’ll plan ahead. You’ll put more effort into it. You’ll cut out the junk. But somehow mid-year finds us settled once again into our old lunch-making routine, frustrated and in search of fresh ideas. But do not despair…making fresh lunches may not be as difficult as you think. Try some of these ideas:
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Do you have a picky eater in your family?

Here are a few ideas for helping your child transition to a healthier diet, contributed by Amy Hemmert and Tammy Pelstring of Laptop Lunches.

Prepare your child. Talk with your child about nutrition and the importance of developing a healthy body. Together, come up with a family plan, including a list of steps the family wants to take to transition to a more healthful diet. Post the list in a place where everyone can see it. more→

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