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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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Nutrition Facts

Ways to Identify and Avoid Trans Fat

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently announced that they will likely remove artificial trans fats from the list of foods “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). This decision comes after years of scientific evidence that trans fats cause an increased risk of heart disease, something concerning for adults and children alike. Trans fats occur naturally […]

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Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Chocolate Cake

An estimated 34,191 children in Dallas County have food allergies. (Source:  Beyond ABC 2013) This week, we’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try them all! The following allergy-friendly recipe is free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. It’s also gluten and dairy free. Chocolate […]

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Rib Roast

Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Herbed Prime Rib Roast

Recent research shows that 1 in every 13 children in the United States has a food allergy, that’s approximately 2 children in every classroom. The following recipe is free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. This week, we’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try […]

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Sweet Potato Apple Casserole

Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Sweet Potato Apple Casserole

In the United States 90% of all food allergic reactions are caused by just eight foods: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. This week we’re sharing directions for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try them all! Sweet Potato Apple Casserole (recipe courtesy of Whole Foods Market) Ingredients: 1 […]

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Berry Sauce

Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Holiday Berry Sauce

Even if your kids don’t have food allergies, it’s likely that this holiday season you’ll be cooking for one of your kids’ cousins or friends who is allergic to one of the top eight food-allergy triggers (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat). This week we’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly […]

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Sugary Drinks

The Bitter Truth of Sugary Drinks

One in every three children in America is either overweight or obese. Reducing or eliminating sugary beverages is one of the easiest changes a family can make to reduce calorie intake and positively impact a child’s weight. Recently, McDonald’s announced they will no longer advertise sugary beverages with kids’ Happy Meals. This does not mean […]

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Expert Advice: When and What to Feed Baby

Several well-known first-time parents welcomed babies this summer. Despite their celeb status, they likely have a few questions, like when to start feeding the baby cereal or solid food? Age should not be the only determining factor. You should also take into account your baby’s body development and feeding cues before transitioning to new foods, says Maria-Paula Carrillo, […]

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