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Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food

Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food
In the classic book, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food, by Stan and Jan Berenstain, mama bear tries to help the rest of her family learn how to eat a healthy and balanced diet.  While the roles in this story are stereotypical, the story is a familiar one of family members who are driven by their desire to eat junk food and resist their veggies.  Fortunately, mama bear is finally heard, and some balance is achieved in this family.  Perhaps the lessons will transcend to yours too. Join...

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Cooking with Tweens at Star Academy

Cooking with Tweens at Star Academy
After their shopping trip to the farmer's market, the middle schoolers at Star Academy were excited for our cooking class together.  And after worrying a bit about eating kale, they devoured our meal with gusto! [caption id="attachment_5170" align="aligncenter" width="342" caption="Proud of the Kale leaves, stripped from the stem"][/caption] Now that we had the ingredients, we had to prepare them and cook them up.  We walked down to the Star Academy Kitchen and we started cooking. We...

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Virtual Picnic for the Planet: Happy Earth Day (...

Virtual Picnic for the Planet: Happy Earth Day (& Kale Chips)
Some people think about the Earth every day.  But the rest of us need reminders every now and again.  And that's where Earth Day comes in.  It's like one of those Hallmark holidays like Valentine's day - something that is part of our culture and gets a lot of attention.  But hey - that's okay.  We should be thinking about how we impact this place we call home. To celebrate, I am part of a Virtual Picnic for the planet.  Of course, my picnic food of choice is Kale Chips.  You have heard me...

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Cooking Teacher Confession: My Own Kids Don't Li...

Cooking Teacher Confession: My Own Kids Don’t Like Vegetables
[caption id="attachment_3336" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Photo Shoot for The Whole Family Cookbook - Kale Chips"][/caption] I was giving a talk to a group of preschool parents last night about family mealtimes and the challenges that we all face when trying to do what's best for our families.  As I was answering one mom's question, I made a confession.  Even though I know what I am supposed to do to avoid power struggles, I still have a hard time keeping my mouth shut and...

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