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  • Food Day: A Great New Holiday

    Food Day: A Great New Holiday

    Food Day, my favorite new holiday, is a simple but profound celebration of something all humans share – we become the food we eat. The first annual Food Day (foodday.org), debuts October 24, sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit group that has led successful fights for food labeling, better […]

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    A Nightmare Food Pyramid Journey

    The Food Pyramid: Gone and NOT missed! On June 1, 2011 I logged on to MyPyramid.gov for kids and played their Blast Off Game “An interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity.” I registered as Alan, an 11-year-old boy. The results were slightly less […]

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  • The Organic Movement Report

    The Organic Movement Report

    The Washington Post released a report today titled, The Organic Movement. The Post looked at current research, and interviewed organic farmers and other organic leaders for their insights. I was asked, “What are simple changes parents can make to help baby have the healthiest start possible?” Then I was given a 150 word limit. Talk […]

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  • Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents

    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents

    I remember, not long ago, seeing many children with ear infections every day I was in the office – children that were often up screaming the night before. Today it’s not surprising to go an entire day in clinic without seeing a single one. Visits to doctors’ offices for ear infections more than doubled between […]

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  • All-star-Foods

    All-star-Foods

    My all-star list of foods to prevent and repair damage from environmental toxins:

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  • Tasty Creamed Dill Potatoes Recipe

    Tasty Creamed Dill Potatoes Recipe

    Nothing complements the flavor of dill like potatoes. Make this yummy dish for your little ones! CLEAN IT Dirty Dozen Alert: Potatoes – choose Organic please GREEN IT Compost your food scraps (potato peels, discarded dill sprigs, etc.) MAKE IT FUN Have your little one help mash the potatoes as well as help to fold […]

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  • Japanese Green Beans Recipe

    Japanese Green Beans Recipe

    This dish couldn’t be easier to make, and you’ll love the taste of the buckwheat Japanese Soba Noodle. Soba is protein rich, making this a balanced meal for baby.

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  • Ratatouille French Vegetable Medley Recipe

    Ratatouille French Vegetable Medley Recipe

    Where better to begin your baby’s culinary exploration than in France with this classic medley of fresh vegetables and seasonings? French cooking made simple for your entire family! Bon apetit, bebe!

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  • Sweet Tarragon Carrots Recipe

    Sweet Tarragon Carrots Recipe

    Carrots are super sweet when pureed. Adding tarragon, an herb typically used in

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  • Tandoori Paneer Recipe

    Tandoori Paneer Recipe

    Ready to try your hand at Indian cooking? Our version of Tandoori Paneer is mild enough for your baby, and she’ll love the

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