Nutrition

This Fried Rice Recipe Is a Lifesaving One-Pot Meal

Perhaps no one knows her way around a quick, improvised stir-fry better than cookbook author Grace Young (“poet laureate of the wok,” according to one food historian). Here are Young’s…

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New Ways to Handle Picky Eaters

Once upon a time, not too long ago, in a land not far from here, parents would force children to clean their plates during meals, regardless of their hunger level.…

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Fennel: Distinctive and Delicious

Fennel is the licorice-flavored vegetable for people who don’t like licorice. It is also, obviously, for people who do. Fennel can make a believer out of a licoricephobe because it…

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The Dangers of Childhood Dieting

I remember summer time as a time of freedom — eating and moving as we pleased, running wild until dark, when we’d collapse in bed dreaming of the next day’s…

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Use Fresh Local Tomatoes for Crispy Tomato Salad

Even though fresh local tomatoes start popping up at the market in July, they don’t really hit their peak until August — and that’s when I get happy. The tomato…

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Do Kids Who Grow Kale Eat Kale?

It’s back-to-school time in the United States, and for countless children across the nation, it’s also time to get back into the school garden. For centuries, educators and philosophers have…

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Your Child Doesn’t Need an Activity-Tracker

Physical activity in childhood has been associated with numerous benefits. These include social and scholastic benefits such as better social skill development, increased readiness for school in younger children and…

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Food Is Ammunition: Recipes From World War I

“Food is ammunition,” says the poster from World War I. “Don’t waste it.” One hundred years ago this year, the war ended. It was so horrifying, so unlike anything mankind…

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4 Tips for Introducing New Foods This Summer

It’s easy to get into a rut of preparing and eating the same meals week after week. While this is usually okay, it’s troublesome if the diet is too restrictive…

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Diet Soda May Be Hurting Your Diet

(THE CONVERSATION) – Artificial sweeteners are everywhere, but the jury is still out on whether these chemicals are harmless. Also called non-nutritive sweeteners, these can be synthetic — such as…

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