Healthy Eating Tips For Families

Family Fare on the Road

coolerA reader of this site wrote that she and her husband will be traveling quite far by car for their family vacation, and that they are tired of, as she put it, “soggy salads… and tasteless veggie subs…plus we don’t like supporting fast food.” What are weary (and hungry) travelers to do? more→

Organic Foods and Children

Healthy veggies on table

What does “organic” mean? The organic label on foods tells you that the food was grown and produced in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic standards. Except for farms that sell less than $5,000 of organic products per year, all those who sell organic food must have their practices certified (by an agent accredited by USDA’s National Organic Program) as compliant with federal law governing organics. more→

Sneaking Nutrition into Your Kids’ Meals

Sweet potato soup

Sometimes, stealth is needed to dish out good nutrition. When kids go vegetarian or vegan, they don’t necessarily acquire an instant love for wholesome foods. Even longtime vegetarian and vegan children can be picky about foods parents hope they’ll take to more naturally. Subterfuge sometimes works far better than wheedling or bribery for getting good-for-them foods off the plate and into willing mouths. Here are some tips and tricks that worked not only on them, but their often picky, usually non-veg friends: more→

Vegetarian Diets: Advantages for Children

autumn fruit salad with pomegranate seeds

Encouraging children to eat well, right from the start, will have a positive impact on them in the future, affecting health, weight, and need for medical treatments. Unfortunately, with the mixed messages we hear from the media, obtaining accurate information on nutrition can present a challenge. more→

Vegetarian / Vegan Nutrition for Teenagers

quinoa burgers recipe by Julie Hasson

More and more teenagers are choosing not to eat meat, poultry or fish. They are becoming vegetarians or vegansTeenage vegetarians are often faced with pressures — pressures from parents concerned about their health, and pressures from within to continue on the path they have chosen. Photo above is Julie Hasson’s recipe for Quinoa Burgers. more→


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