via youtube.com This is a great video looking at things being done in the bay area to help kids eat more healthily. Whether you are looking for healthy lunch ideas or any other type of inspiration, it’s worth watching!
via youtube.com When coming up with healthy lunch ideas it’s important to introduce your kids to something new. So watch this great video for making Mandarin Jelly and give your kids a sweet treat!
While food safety is important any time of year, proper food handling is essential for summer meals, especially when away from your home kitchen. Since any food-related illness can spoil a camping trip or family vacation, it is worth being extra careful with food in the summer. Fortunately, you can help keep food safe with … Continue reading
Lunch Time Dessert: Baby Black Bean Brownies Whether you homeschool, or send kids to school (or even if they aren’t old enough for school) kids like an after lunch treat. Heck, I like an afternoon treat! These black bean brownies make a great dessert for something a little sweet to finish off a healthy meal. … Continue reading
Leftover Brown Rice Breakfast Pudding I want to use more whole grains around here beyond whole wheat. There are so many other delicious whole grains with different nutrients that can be of benefit to our family. One easy to prepare whole grain is brown rice. While rice is common on most dinner tables, it’s also … Continue reading
Welcome back to school! We hope that your summer provided a renewed energy for a wonderful school year! Healthy Kids Challenge wants to serve as your partner in health this year to bring health and wellness ALIVE. Whether your needs are nutrition education curriculum, staff training, wellness council support or resources, look to HKC for … Continue reading
The percentage of overweight kids has grown from a problem to an epidemic today. The America Academy of Pediatrics has given various reasons for this increase in the number of overweight children. One issue is the fact that parents have less time than previously and find it easier to provide kids with convenience and fast … Continue reading
There are so many benefits to involving your children in cooking family meals from the earliest of ages. They eat a wider variety of foods when they help prepare them; it’s a fun bonding activity; and the older they get, they actually help with the process. Of course, getting to that point isn’t always without … Continue reading
via eatingwell.com Packable snacks and lunches to keep you healthy, wealthy and thin. These grab-and-go lunches and snacks make it easy to resist a stop at the corner deli for an overstuffed sandwich or the vending machine for a bag of chips. Plus they deliver fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans and lean protein, such as … Continue reading
Childhood obesity is a very serious problem facing today’s families. Children are presented with nutrition choices based on their parents grocery shopping and lifestyle choices. The responsibility of reversing this trend lies with the parents and it is our job to take the lead by setting the example. Here are a few tips to help … Continue reading