From the monthly archives:

September 2012

It’s OK. Limiting candy won’t ruin childhood.

September 27, 2012

My almost 9-year-old trick-or-treats. She roams the neighborhood with friends. She collects candy. She eats a couple pieces. But after the fun is done, we have another Halloween tradition: Divide and conquer. Anything with artificial colors, fake sweeteners, trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup and chemical preservatives gets tossed. Right in the garbage. What’s left (and […]

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Handout: Why school and junk food don’t mix.
And what educators can do about it.

September 20, 2012

If there’s one question I hear over and over again, it’s this: “I try to feed my kids well, but I’m thwarted by all the junk they get at school! What can I do about that?” Here’s my answer. It’s a handout you can print and give to your child’s teacher or principal. In it, I list five reasons […]

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Real Food Road Test: The Round-up

September 11, 2012

As I wrote two weeks ago, we decided to finish summer with a road trip. And I decided to microblog along the way, using Facebook posts to show that it is possible to eat well on the road, even when you have no idea where you’re going or where you’re staying. This was road-tripping old-school style. With an iPhone […]

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