By Colleen Levine
In an ideal world, my two children would be encouraged to join me in the kitchen as often as possible. At the mature age of 5, however, my son has other things on his mind many evenings and my 18-month-old, well, let’s just say she hasn’t yet been quite as [...]
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by Julie Lass
About a year ago, I realized that, through shear inertia, my family had fallen into a familiar rut—one meal for us, another, significantly less colorful, meal for the children. We had a rotating menu of about 5 main course items for the kids [...]
By Cristie Ritz King
When I was young there was a commercial for Breyer’s Ice Cream where a kid was reading ingredients from the back of a competitor’s ice cream box and couldn’t pronounce any of the words. Then he read the Breyer’s box and there were only four ingredients [...]
Back Away from that Peanut Butter Jar!
by Bettina Siegel
On my blog, The Lunch Tray, I’m a big proponent of the family dinner, providing recipes, links, tips and resources to help busy families pull off this feat as often as possible.
But one obstacle to a stress-free family dinner is the so-called [...]
by Waverly Gage
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” is an eaters’ manifesto coined by Michael Pollan and quoted everywhere. It is a noble goal, but come on. How does “mostly plants” translate to the family table? We can’t pretend that all children devour their vegetables. I have one that gags [...]
produced by Parent Earth
Inspired by Michael Pollan’s Food Rules, Parent Earth asked different parents about their Family Food Rules. Here are two videos featuring Laurie David and Melora Hardin.
Laurie David, Parent Earth Expert, award-wining filmmaker and Author of “The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a [...]