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    Back to School: Natural Solutions for Staying Well

    Summer is over!  Kids are back in school...which means everyone is going to get sick.  Right?!  It doesn't have to be - remember that not everyone that is exposed to an illness will become sick. Here …

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    Back to School Sticky Situation #4: Schools as Ads for Junk Food

    What will you do when your child's school is used by fast food and soda companies for marketing to students? Knowing how junk food marketing shapes kids' preferences, I have worked to limit my childre…

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    Junk Food Fundraisers

    What will you do if the PTA asks you to support a cookie dough fundraiser? Will you send your child out to hit up family and friends to buy junk food in communities already suffering from diet-related…

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    Back to School Sticky Situation #2: Class Party Sugar Overload

    What will you do if you're asked to bring sugary drinks to a class party already overloaded with cake, cookies and candy? This is another sticky situation I've encountered and had to decide between st…

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    Back to School Sticky Situation #1: Candy Rewards at School

    What will you do if your child comes home and tells you her teacher is using candy as a reward? This was one of the first sticky situations I encountered when my oldest started school. With a family h…

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    Solutions for Sticky Back to School Situations

    Hard to believe it's time for another back to school post. Last year I wrote about my top five tips for a healthy start to the school year. I recommended parents: 1)    Get familiar with the school an…

    Green Slime Smoothie

    [yields] The name might gross you and I out but trust me, kids love drinking "slime".…

    Breakfast Kale Recipe
    Breakfast Kale Recipe

    This breakfast kale recipe is simple, but addictive like potato chips. It's best served under a dippy fried egg. There are four oil options below. The flavor of the oil definitely changes the flavor o…

    Healthy Taco Salad Recipe
    Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

    This healthy taco salad recipe is full of super charged ingredients. It is an upside-down version of the traditional taco. Use chopped romaine and cilantro as the base, not a pile of chips. This saves…

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    Looking for Breakfast Ideas? Try this Brainy Breakfast Recipe

    Kids are into foods that make them smart and strong, like this Brainy Breakfast. Plus, by loading your Greek yogurt up with whole foods you're giving your children (and yourself) the extra boost that …