Pushing Produce

Is shamelessly marketing fruit and vegetables a good idea? Can Nick Jonas convince your kid to love broccoli anyways? Perhaps by now you’ve heard of the FNV campaign. It’s a heavy-hitting, big budget marketing blitz, about to be launched in the US; an initiative from the Partnership for a Healthier America. It’s the first time that the brains and the bucks behind junk-food style advertising have...
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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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