Category Archives: Recipes

Pumping Iron for Babies and the Rest of Us

Humans need iron. Babies triple their size in the first 12 months, and when the body gets bigger, the blood supply must get bigger. Iron is a critical mineral to build red blood cells. Without red blood cells, the body … Continue reading

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Hidden Veggies?

The kids who eat vegetables are the kids whose parents eat vegetables and whose parents buy and serve vegetables. They are the kids whose parents limit the serving size of other foods so that kids don’t fill up on the … Continue reading

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Sports Nutrition

Play hard with sports nutrition. Click here to view larger or print.   Book recommendations for information and recipes include: The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes by Thomas and Lin—try the sweet potato and black bean burrito. Feed … Continue reading

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Back to School Lunches: Not the Same Old Brown Bag

The nutritionists at Children’s Hospital Oakland put together this great mix and match lunch chart.   

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Cardboard 101

Warmer weather is the perfect time for taking art outside for inspiration and ease of cleanup. Fancy easels and art supplies aren’t necessary: a cardboard box makes a fine art table (cut holes in the cardboard to hold paint cups) … Continue reading

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Ground Hog Day

While the weather-predicting accuracy of the ground hog may be disputed, the recipe that comes with the cookie cutters from Punxsutawney Phil’s Official Souvenirs is pretty tasty. More cake-like than most gingerbread cookies. Get the kids outside for a good … Continue reading

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