Girl washing her hands at a kitchen sink.
    September 22, 2014
    Back to School: Natural Solutions for Staying Well

    [caption id="attachment_49053" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Nick Nguyen[/caption] Summer is over!  Kids are back in school...which means everyone is going to get sick.  Right?!  It doesn…

    Semi-truck with large Coca-Cola billboard painted on the side with school children in front.
    August 22, 2014
    Back to School Sticky Situation #4: Schools as Ads for Junk Food

    [caption id="attachment_48871" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Zac Zellers.[/caption]   What will you do when your child’s school is used by fast food and soda companies for marketing t…

    Three boxes of Girl Scout Cookies
    August 21, 2014
    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-relat…

    Large plastic bottles of red punch.
    August 20, 2014
    Back to School Sticky Situation #2: Class Party Sugar Overload

    [caption id="attachment_48856" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Romana Klee.[/caption]   What will you do if you’re asked to bring sugary drinks to a class party already overloaded with …

    Single package of Smarties Candy sitting on an empty school desk.
    August 19, 2014
    Back to School Sticky Situation #1: Candy Rewards at School

    [caption id="attachment_48848" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Arvind Grover.[/caption]   What will you do if your child comes home and tells you her teacher is using candy as a reward? …

    School class-photo with the kids horsing around.
    August 18, 2014
    Solutions for Sticky Back to School Situations

    [caption id="attachment_48838" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by US Department of Education[/caption]   Hard to believe it’s time for another back to school post.  Last year I wrote abou…

    May 17, 2013
    Green Slime Smoothie

    [star-rating][yields] The name might gross you and I out but trust me, kids love drinking “slime”.…

    Breakfast Kale Recipe
    August 12, 2010
    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
    July 19, 2010
    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 save…

    Colorful bowl of oatmeal with super food add-ins make this a brainy breakfast.
    May 30, 2000
    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 tha…