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How to Make Butterfly Clothespin Snack Bags

After school is out, many kids head straight for the kitchen for an afternoon snack. Cookies and ice cream are always enticing, but what if you could find a way to offer a healthier alternative that’s fun to make? Local Certified Nutritional Chef Alyssia Webb Birnbaum from Mama’s Gotta Eat says that with a few art […]

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Leftovers-Turned-Snacks Potato Skins Recipe

As your children head back to school this year, local Certified Nutritional Chef Alyssia Webb Birnbaum from Mama’s Gotta Eat warns that it may not be easy to transition from the loose and undefined mealtimes of summer break to more scheduled dinners. “Food is such an integral part of family life, and involving your children […]

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Protein Cookies for Breakfast Recipe

There’s something in the air around back-to-school time that makes even the smell of freshly sharpened pencils seem magical. First day photos, new backpacks and family dinners around the table hold the promise of a great school year. To help kick off the year on a tasty note, we asked local Certified Nutritional Chef Alyssia […]

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Creating healthy habits now can last a lifetime

Most experts (including the ones from Clinical Nutrition at Children’s) agree that cultivating healthy eating and exercise habits in children at an early age increases the chances that those habits will carry over into adulthood. Though much is being done in our schools and communities to help support healthy lifestyles in children, parents and guardians […]

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Heart Shaped Cookies

Colorful Cookie Decorating Without Food Dye

Recent studies have shown a possible link between food dyes and certain conditions or illnesses such as allergies, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and even cancer. Since it’s tough to resist decorating cookies with fun colors, many parents have been searching for more natural alternatives. “You can buy natural dyes at stores like Whole Foods, but […]

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