Four Holiday Gift Ideas That Promote Health And/or Safety

  I ventured out with other “Black Friday” shoppers at midnight after Thanksgiving. I certainly didn’t pitch a tent in the parking lot as some bargain hunters did. I found myself elbow to elbow with holiday shoppers as I looked at the displays of tasty but calorie-dense gourmet treats that make eating in moderation a…
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Keep Track Of Holiday Eating

“Mom, there’s only one piece of divinity candy left on the plate!” my daughter exclaimed. She looked at me a bit hopefully. She was 7 at the time. I picked up the canister where I was storing the rest of the almond-flavored, marshmallowlike homemade confections. When I opened it, all I found was a piece…
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Try Some High-volume Snacks This Holiday Season

“Mom, how about a snack?” my daughter asked as we walked around a shopping mall. She was about 10 at the time. “What would you like?” I responded, ready to indulge her with a treat on our mother-daughter holiday shopping outing. She paused and scratched her chin. I watched her scan the choices in front…
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Let’s Talk Turkey

The other day I came upon a paper turkey that my daughter created using her hand as a pattern when she was in early elementary school. You probably have seen these turkeys or even made one yourself at some point. I thought about the time when my daughter proudly brought her turkey home. I studied…
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Soy Foods Offer Variety, Nutrition

“My daughter just loves edamame for snacks. She eats it like candy!” the mother of a preschooler noted as I stood in line with a group of parents. I was happy to hear that kids were excited about eating a fairly novel snack. Another name for edamame is green vegetable soybeans. Harvested at about 80…
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