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Helping kids cultivate healthy eating habits; Santa Cruz County nonprofits making a difference

Making healthy food choices is an important life skill that too many kids just never get the chance to learn. But what if kids were given the opportunity to help grow or cook their own food? Would they adopt healthier eating habits that last a lifetime, and even contribute to the health and wellbeing of others in their community? FoodWhat?! students, Spring 2021(FoodWhat?!) Those working with educational nonprofits in Santa Cruz County believe that answer is yes. Life Lab, Farm Discovery at Live Earth, Teen Kitchen Project, and FoodWhat?! are four local organizations that all share the common goal of…
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Northampton non-profit receives state award by teaching kids about healthy food

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) –  Grow Food Northampton, a local nonprofit, received an award with 22 other organizations for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education on Friday. The state award program publicly recognizes formal and informal educators who have been nominated by a community member. The award is described as an opportunity for state and local partners to highlight the importance and benefits of integrating environmental science programs into the school curriculum. Dakin Humane Society to celebrate 52 years of community service “Fostering a learning environment that not only engages today’s youth, but also prepares them to address the issues impacting the world, such as…
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Frank Bailey of Grow Orlando teaches kids skills to fight ‘food apartheid’ in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – Frank Bailey began his professional career as a teacher but says he’s spent most of his life working in farming and landscaping.“It started with going to my grandparents’ house and eating green beans from (my grandmother’s) garden for the first time and being just blown away,” Bailey said. “It’s like, ‘What is this?’ She’s like, ‘Oh, it’s green beans.’ I was like, ‘Why does it taste different than the ones we eat at home? I want this,’ and so she took me out to her farm, and then made me work.”[TRENDING: System to become Tropical Storm Fred…
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Cooking for Kids: Chefs’ Go-To Recipes That Keep It Simple and Please the Picky

I BEGAN WRITING about my son and his tricky eating habits six years ago. At the time, Achilles was only four and I was a cookbook author and restaurant critic for the New York Observer newspaper. The first book inspired by our dinner dynamic—my passion for food, his distaste for it—was a children’s book called “Can I Eat That?” It was an imaginary dialogue meant to foster a love of xiao long bao, tournedos and tostadas in young readers. I wanted to get away from the finger-wagging, carrot-and-stick routine Achilles and I had developed à table. Six children’s books later,…
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Serenity Kids Partners with Target to Launch First Ethically Sourced Meat-Based Baby Food Line in Over 700 Locations Nationwide

Leading nutrient-dense baby and toddler food brand is breaking into mainstream baby food aisles with deliciously savory, low sugar, and shelf-stable pouches made of premium protein and healthy fats from regeneratively and pasture raised meatsAUSTIN, Texas, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Serenity Kids, the fastest growing shelf-stable baby food brand, continues to increase its nationwide retail availability to over 700 Target locations and on Target.com, offering the first ethically sourced meat-based baby food varieties. This retail expansion into Target brings Serenity Kids' retail footprint to over 5,000 stores in the U.S. As a family owned and parent-run brand, Serenity Kids'…
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‘An archaeological dig for food’: recipes to cook with kids during Australia’s lockdowns | Food

Palisa Anderson’s children followed her into the kitchen at a very young age. Now in their tweenage years, they’ve graduated to full-blown sous-chef status. “I feel like people really underestimate how capable kids are at that age,” she says.Their kitchen duties now involve chopping, peeling and picking – and they’re particularly adept at the last task. Even if kids aren’t regular kitchen helpers, with much of Australia in some kind of lockdown, cooking together can be a great way to occupy time and learn something new.Here are a few recipes to get you started.Easy does itPancake and pizza are both…
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