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Smart kids with video cameras

OK, so ignore the fact that I said I was taking a video hiatus. As we enter Halloween weekend, having thoroughly discussed the candy onslaught, I leave you with three (yes, three) videos from Elysian Charter School in Hoboken, N.J. The first one shows kids hip-hopping...

Picture this: Produce passport

At one of our favorite farmers’ markets this season, kids got a “Wedge Veg Passport.” Little food explorers drew pictures of the fruit or vegetable of the week, then visited the featured farmer for a sample. Then back to the market manager’s...

Candy insanity: Halloween here we come

When you blog about kids and food, people ask you questions. Especially this time of year, when sweets flow like lava and the sugar high carries you from trick-or-treats to Easter baskets. What do you do about the candy? So here it is. The post about the candy. Our...

Stealth veggies: Yes or no?

Last week, out with friends at a new restaurant (a place I wrote about here), my 6-year-old ordered chocolate mousse for dessert. Actually, chocolate avocado mousse. But my daughter didn’t know that. She’s a beginning reader and “avocado” is...