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Robin’s Healthy Take: Better Brown-Bag Lunches

by in Back to School, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, Robin's Healthy Take, March 10, 2011

I love packing lunch for my two boys every day. It’s a little part of me that I send in a brown bag (actually, a thermal lunch bag.) It like to imagine them opening lunch to find my surprises. These are my favorite simple, healthy foods to pack up, plus, my easy tips for packing it all up.

Katie’s Healthy Bites: Avoiding the Freshman 15

by in Back to School, September 5, 2010

Summer is winding down and the first signs of fall are the thousands of college students returning to begin the new school year. Whether you are staying close to home or moving far away, one fact remains true to all: Between now and winter break, many new students will gain the dreaded “Freshman 15.” Here are some tips to avoid it.

The Veggie Table: Vegetarian Bagged Lunches

by in Back to School, The Veggie Table, September 4, 2010

Here are some of my favorite veg lunches to try if you’re looking for new meat-free bagged lunch options to bring to work, or to pack for your kids as a new school year is upon us. Don’t forget to include an ice pack or frozen beverage to keep your lunch cool.

Big Chains: Order This, Not That

by in Back to School, Dining Out, September 3, 2010

Back to school means a return to hectic days, and while we always want to cook a wholesome meal at home, sometimes there’s only time for a pit-stop at the drive-through. But wait — that doesn’t mean you have to give up on healthy eating!  Learn what to choose (and what to avoid) at popularRead more

Talking To The Experts: Child Nutrition Guru Melissa Halas-Liang

by in Ask the Experts, Back to School, September 3, 2010

In the back-to-school spirit, we’re talking to kid-focused nutrition expert and creator of the Super Crew® Melissa Halas-Liang. She gets down and dirty about childhood obesity, the Child Nutrition Bill and common misconceptions parents have about feeding their kids.

6 “Healthy” Kids Snacks That Aren’t

by in Back to School, Healthy Tips, September 1, 2010

Feeding your kids can get confusing. Between pushy food marketing and bewildering food labels, it’s no wonder that most folks are misled as to which kids snacks are really healthy. To all my mom friends who’re always asking me about healthy snacks, here’s the real deal on what you’ve been buying (yes, I usually just smile politely).

Healthy Swaps: School Lunches

by in Back to School, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 31, 2010

Packing a healthy lunch that your kids will actually eat can be tricky. We took a look at some less-than-healthy school lunch staples and gave them an upgrade. Tuck these better (but still yummy) options into your little one’s lunchbox.