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Category: Kids

College Prep with Glorious One-Pot Meals

What is all that every college student needs in order to eat healthily and cheaply while in school? Why a copy of Glorious One-Pot Meals and a 1- or 2-quart sized cast iron Dutch oven, of course! Join me with Anthony Uva of The Secrets of College Planning as we look at how to set […]

The Teal Pumpkin Project = Allergy-Safe Trick-or-Treating

Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project? Begun by FARE  (Food Allergy Research & Education) and in its third year, pumpkins painted a bluey-green teal indicate a house that hands out food-allergy-safe/non-food items on Halloween to trick-or-treaters. This year, my house will be joining in. We will be handing out glow bracelets instead of candy, and we […]

Positive Youth Development: A new model of youth reform

For too long we have treated wayward youth as pariahs, handicapping their chances for becoming contributing members of society ever afterward. My husband, Dr. Edward Cope, works with an amazing program called Rite of Passage that is doing brilliant work with adjudicated youth and offering us all hope for the future. Check out his recent […]

Trans-Fats in Our Favorite Candy Bars

Halloween is tomorrow and before we all binge on commercial candies, we should have some idea what we’re eating. Here’s an ingredient list from a popular candy. Can you identify the brand? High fructose corn syrup (GMO) Artificial color (petroleum-based) Artificial flavor (a compendium of chemicals) If you guessed Jolly Ranchers, you’d be right on. Trans-Fats in […]

Probiotics Before and After Birth Can Decrease Later Allergies

Supplementing babies and pregnant mothers with probiotics was shown to decrease eczema by 77%, according to a  July 2014 study published in the official journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology (JSA). After supplementing 130 pairs of mothers and newborns with probiotics in the final trimester of pregnancy and post-partum, the researchers concluded, “These data suggest […]