Handling Halloween: If you could see the future, would you do things differently?

Halloween can be pretty scary for parents, and it’s not because of the ghosts and goblins. The issue of what to do with all that candycan be downright terrifying. I wrote a while back about the approach I took with my kids when they were small.  You can check the post out here: http://www.rainbowplate.com/halloween-is-scary-are-you-brave-enough-to-try-this/ I received a lot of positive comments...
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Welcome Back! Reflections on the summer and the start of a new year

Well hello! It’s been ages since I posted here, and I decided that today was as good a day as any to get back at it. It’s been a whirlwind of a summer. From the end of June to mid-August, I had the thrill of running Rainbow Plate programs for over 600 kids! I visited some of the city’s best camps, schools and child care centers, and had the pleasure of working with amazing...
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The Healthiest Ingredient For Your Holiday Meal

I originally posted this a while back, when Easter and Passover coincided. I think the sentiment still rings true today, with “Thanksgivingukkah” on our doorstep! This is a busy time of year for so many of us.  Passover begins tomorrow evening, and Easter arrives on Friday.  Like most holidays, food plays a central role in both of these celebrations.  In case you haven’t...
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Rainbows Are Good For Your Heart (plus a simple recipe!)

With all the worrying this week about being perfect and about whose job it is to supervise what’s in school lunches, I thought we could all use a bit of good news today. Yes folks, a new study has added to the weight of evidence saying that rainbows are good for your heart!  Okay, in slightly more scientific terms, researchers from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation presented their...
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This Is What Perfect Looks Like

Are you surprised?  Were you expecting a model with flawless skin and washboard abs? Perhaps a picture of rosy-cheeked children seated at the table, happily munching away on kale salad and grilled salmon?   Nope.  Step up and take a good, long look in the mirror.  Be sure to angle it out to capture all that’s around you: – your home and your family; no matter what happens to be...
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