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October 20, 2014
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When Pears are as Exotic as Rainbows and Unicorns

I have mixed feelings about the annual “Eat a Rainbow Week” our local health department organizes in our community. It’s a week of events designed to promote fruit and vegetable eating – in schools, restaurants, farmer’s markets, etc. This is … Continue reading

March 17, 2014
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Teens and Screens: The Social, the Scary, and the Sedentary

This winter my teen and tween have spent more time than I’d like slouched over their screens, and less time than I’d like moving around outdoors. After a week of surly, slovenly and sedentary behavior last week, I finally buckled … Continue reading

February 4, 2014
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Healthy Environments for Kids: Begin at the Beginning

This Spring, my job will involve, among other things: getting very dirty, having a strawberry-tasting party, and quite possibly, playing a game of Farmer’s Market Treasure Hunt. Luckily for me, the best way to engage young children in eating healthy … Continue reading

January 17, 2014
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Don’t Hide Out in Your Healthy Home

If you are a “typical” middle-class American mom (pretty focused on home, kids, and family, whether you work or not) you might be aware that you owe some ideological allegiance to your nineteenth century sisters. In Britain and America around … Continue reading

November 27, 2013
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Feast Days

I’m sort of dismayed when I stand in the supermarket check out line this time of year and see headlines trumpeting “recipes to slim down your Thanksgiving” or “light takes on classic Thanksgiving recipes.” This year I found most of my … Continue reading