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Five Quick and Healthy Meals without Using the Stove

Review Average: 3 stars

During the final days of summer, the last thing you want to do is cook in a hot kitchen. Luckily you still can make delicious, healthy meals at home without turning on your oven or stove!


Ethiopian Food: Nutrition at Your Fingertips

Review Average: 4.5 stars

With a hands-on approach, plenty of vegetables and soft, bite-size pieces, Ethiopian food is a flavorful and fun way to help your child eat more vegetables. Meals are served family-style on injera, a spongy flatbread made from the gluten-free whole grain, teff.


Grill It for Safety

Before you put a burger on the grill, take these 12 safety precautions.


Slow Cooker Tips for Busy Weeknights

Review Average: 4 stars

Too busy to cook? Use a slow cooker. It does all the work of cooking for you while you’re at work or busy with the kids, minimizing time spent in the kitchen.


Food Safety Starts at Home

Review Average: 2.5 stars

While you are teaching your kids to cook, be sure to include important ways to avoid getting a foodborne illness.


Time for a Makeover

Review Average: 1 stars

You can transform almost any recipe and just a few subtle modifications may improve their nutrition content without much flavor change. Experiment!


Fake a Homemade Dinner

Review Average: 4 stars

If you don't have time to whip up a homemade meal, you can still enjoy all the benefits of a family dinner. Here are four speedy meals you can dish up without breaking a sweat.


Healthy Soul Food, Your Way

Review Average: 5 stars

Embrace the healthier roots of soul food—greens, sweet potatoes and beans—by following these tips to create healthier soul food, your way.


The Family Table

Review Average: 3.5 stars

Research shows that family meals promote healthier eating – more fruits, vegetables and fiber; less fried food; often fewer calories. And they do far more than put healthful food on the table.


Whole White Wheat Flour: Tasty and Nutritious

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Do your kids turn up their noses when you try to get them to eat foods made with whole wheat? Then you haven't tried whole white wheat flour!


Cooking with Kids During the Holidays

Review Average: 3.5 stars

With special treats and family gatherings, the holidays are the perfect time to teach your child about cooking and nutrition.


Should You Hide Your Child’s Vegetables?

Review Average: 5 stars

If your child would rather push his peas around his plate than eat them, you've probably considered sneaking a few veggies into his favorite foods. But should you?


Make Yogurt Fun

Review Average: 5 stars

Drinking milk and eating yogurt can be excellent food sources of calcium in your diet. However, it can be a challenge to get kids to meet their daily calcium needs. Use these tips to get them to try!


Be Thankful for a Thanksgiving Free from Foodborne Illness

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, questions are already popping up about how to prepare the two stars of the Thanksgiving feast: the turkey and stuffing.


Lunch is in the Bag

Review Average: 3.5 stars

Between First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign against childhood obesity and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution there’s no shortage of programs aimed at getting America’s kids to eat healthier.


Turkey Talk

Review Average: 5 stars

It's nearly Thanksgiving and time to talk turkey — turkey safety, that is! For your meal to bring only compliments, keep turkey flavorful and safe.


How to Raise a Fish Eater

Review Average: 5 stars

What if someone told you there was a food that could improve your child's brain and heart health, takes only minutes to prepare and is packed with protein? There is! Fish does all this…and more.


Homemade Baby Food

Review Average: 5 stars

Preparing homemade baby food lets parents expose babies to more flavors, which may help them become more adventurous eaters. And it's easier and cheaper than you might think.


6 Surprising Ways to Incorporate Yogurt into MyPlate

Review Average: 5 stars

Incorporating yogurt into a healthy diet for kids is easier than you might think, and important, too. Here are six surprising ways to include it in your child’s diet.


Are Canned Foods Nutritious for My Family?

Review Average: 1.5 stars

Quick and convenient, more than 1500 varieties of canned foods appear on today's supermarket shelves offering everything from traditional fare to a variety of nutritionally positioned products such as sodium-free, low-fat, no-added-sugar and others.


Formula Basics for Healthy Babies

Review Average: 4 stars

If you choose not to breast feed or to stop breast feeding before one year, meet your baby’s nutritional needs with iron-fortified formula.


Baby Food - Make It Yourself?

Review Average: 4 stars

In spite of the added work, some parents get satisfaction from preparing baby food themselves. However, that requires extra care to keep baby's food safe and to retain the nutrients from fresh foods.


Best Foods for Fourth of July Grilling

Fourth of July and grilling go hand-in-hand but that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice nutrition for taste!



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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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