Disney Hops on the Healthy Kid Food Bandwagon
I told you this healthy food thing is catching on. The Walt Disney Company is the latest conglomerate to get in on the action. And I have to say good for them. Every little bit helps.So what are they doing? The Company announced today nutritional ...
Recipe of the Week: Power Play Salsa
Ok, I'm back with the salsa recipe I promised a couple weeks ago from the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Nutrition Network. Did you know salsa is poised to take over ketchup as the most popular condiment in America? I personally lov...
X-Treme Eating: Tips to Avoid
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is at it again. (If you remember I've referred to them a couple times in recent posts Soda Not So Lucrative for Schools and Weight Loss Claims Under Fire) The consumer watchdog group has coined the ...
Belated Grand Rounds 3.28 Thank You
A belated thank you to Dr. Keagirl at Urostream for including The Family Fork in her delightful Grand Rounds 3.28 edition.Please check it out and enjoy her "just the facts approach".Thank you again Urogirl!!!!
While I was writing the recipe for the bruschetta I got kind of tomato basil happy, and was thinking "Insalata Caprese is a fabulous appetizer too and even easier to make". So if you've got extra tomatoes or want an alternative here's another reci...
Recipe of the Week: Update: Tri-Color Tuna Fiesta Bowl
This is a recipe I came up with on the fly and feeling in the mood for something with kidney beans and tuna. Sounds a little wacky but I was definitely feeling a bean need that day. I hesitate to call this a salad as it seems anything cold that is...
Junk Food Newsbites
Junk food marketing has gone way beyond TV advertising to target our kids, which probably doesn't surprise but many parents may not even realize where it's all coming from. So says a new report out this past week “Interactive Food & Beverage M...
Get an Early Start to Ward off Childhood Overweight
Here’s more fuel to add to the childhood obesity flame. A couple of interesting reports came out this week highlighting risk factors that may predispose our kids to being overweight. Listen up if you want to know what to be on the lookout for.The ...
Holiday Food Safety Tips
We talked about turkey safety already back in November and now that Christmas is coming up it's time for some additional food safety steps you should take when hosting the 'big meal'. Here are five that'll get you started.1. Stick to the two-hour ...
Soda Sales Not So Lucrative for Schools
One of the major arguments against removing sugary beverages like sodas and other soft drinks from school campuses is the negative financial impact it may have. When I was working on the policy to remove sugary beverages from the Los Angeles Unifi...