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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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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For healthier weight for the whole family, eat here!

You thought I was going to tell you about the latest new restaurant, didn’t you?  Nope.  Save your budget and sit down with your family at your very own table and you’re all much more likely to have a healthy weight status. That’s the news from a recent study conducted at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab.  The researchers looked at the relationship between every day...
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This Is Why I Do What I Do!

It happened.  A simple email brought a huge smile to my face and a gave me the incredible feeling that I’m on the right track with this mission that I have chosen. Last weekend I partnered with Fresh City Farms and led the first of a series of workshops introducing people to home canning.  Now transferring knowledge is wonderful and important, but the real mission of these workshops is to...
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