Thank You Down With the Kids for Carnival of Family Life
Thank you Down With the Kids for this week's Carnival of Family Life featuring Andrea's post "New Slightly Revamped Recs to Fight Child and Youth Obesity". The Carnival of Family Life is a weekly collection of parenting related posts.
Here's a Better Lunchroom
You may have recently heard or read some negative press about Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) after the findings of an audit were made public last week. The audit, conducted by a private consulting company, and not the internally by th...
Smoke Free Movies: Yes!
I just read an alarming statistic today that stated kids are more likely to start smoking the more often they see characters smoking in movies. This is alarming because there is ALOT of smoking going on in movies! I am so appalled by this that I j...
News Bites: February 15 Snacks and Lawns
I'm jumping ahead a little this week as I will be starting off the Presidents' Day weekend a tad early and taking off tomorrow. Love those long weekends! There were two interesting studies released this week that I thought were worth sharing with ...
Recipe of the Week: Inside Out Taco
Don't ask me why this is called Inside Out Taco but that's what my husband, Jim, said it reminded him of the first time I made it. I guess cuz it has corn, I don't know, but it stuck. I apologize for skipping the recipe last week.. I just got so ...
Food Travel Hassles - (But Happy to Be On Vacation)
Merry Christmas all. I have been MIA the past week as I am on vacation aboard a cruise ship sailing down the Mexican Riviera. And what an interesting food experience this is! (Now don't get me wrong.. I am having a fabulous time.. I just feel the ...
This Weeks' Best of Health Matters
The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...
More Newsbites 7-14 volume 2 - Fat Tax, Obese Kids Suffer
Here is your next installment of the week's foodie news:British researchers urge the government to impose a tax on high fat foods - They claim such a tax will prevent 3000 cardiovascular deaths a year. Their findings are modeled after the resultan...
More TV and Fewer Family Meals Linked to Childhood Weight Gain
Here's more evidence linking TV viewing and family meals to childhood overweight.In the January issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association researchers surveyed a national sample of 8000 kids from kindergarten through third grade to ...
Recipe of the Week: Persimmon Salad
A return to salads this week! Spinach is back and fall is the ripe time for persimmons. They are around for such a short time so take advantage of this delicious fruit with this yummy and very colorful salad. This recipe has generously been provid...