Category: food + recipes

Stay Hydrated!

Stay Hydrated!

[ 0 ] March 11, 2014 |

By Claire Moscrop, Nutrition Consultant When the weather is colder we tend to drink less water. We just don’t think about hydration as much as in the summer and it’s not so appealing to have a large glass of cold water when the temperature is dipping into the 30’s. Many of the body composition assessments […]

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Bold, Beautiful, Beets!

Bold, Beautiful, Beets!

[ 0 ] March 4, 2014 |

By My Chef Lara To be honest, I avoided beets for most of my life. It was not until I traveled to Russia and had Borscht that I started to realize how fabulous this vegetable was. I am now in love. Not only do they taste great, they are versatile and the color – fabulous! […]

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Gluten Free Kids in Rhode Island

Gluten Free Kids in Rhode Island

[ 10 ] February 12, 2014 |

A few months ago, celiac disease shoved my family out of the GLUTEN FREE = GOSH, THAT SEEMS LIKE A TOTAL DRAG group, and into the GLUTEN FREE = US group. In general, it has been much less harrowing to eat food prepared at home. However, I’ve gathered the courage to take my child out […]

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Gung Hey Fat Choy! Celebrating the Lunar New Year with Children!

Gung Hey Fat Choy! Celebrating the Lunar New Year with Children!

[ 2 ] February 1, 2014 |

Dorothy Chin Gerding of Smithfield, RI shares how she and her family celebrate Chinese New Year. Gung Hey Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year! In China this is a month long celebration that brings families together from far and wide.  Here in the United States, my own family and friends will make long distance calls […]

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Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

[ 3 ] January 29, 2014 |

We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.

Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentley’s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.

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Dark, leafy and fabulous!  How I learned to love Kale!

Dark, leafy and fabulous! How I learned to love Kale!

[ 0 ] January 3, 2014 |

By My Chef Lara OK, I admit it. I had to work at liking kale. I really wanted to like it because it is so nutritious but the bitter taste just kept me away. So I hatched a plot to start hiding it in my food and slowly get used to it. Now I actually […]

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Edible Rhody KIDS: Got Local Milk?

Edible Rhody KIDS: Got Local Milk?

[ 0 ] December 27, 2013 |

“Got Local Milk?” Learn how milk gets from the farm to our fridge plus a list of local milk suppliers and an easy milk recipe.

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Creating Healthy Traditions

Creating Healthy Traditions

[ 0 ] December 20, 2013 |

Here are a few tips to keep in mind to make the holidays a little healthier and a lot more fun.

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Being Thankful

Being Thankful

[ 0 ] November 20, 2013 |

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s a great time to make sure kids understand the value of being thankful for the food they eat. Last year we created a “Tree of Thanks”. We drew a tree on a large piece of paper, cut out little colored leaves and left them around the Thanksgiving table. […]

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Family Matters: Veggie treats for Thanksgiving

Family Matters: Veggie treats for Thanksgiving

[ 1 ] November 17, 2013 |

As we begin to think about gorging and feasting on all things gluttonous this Thanksgiving season, a quick and healthy snack is always welcomed in our home. After scouring the virtual veggie world, (well, really just Pinterest), we found the following fun ways to prepare fruit and veggies for all ages. Turkey Lunch (Love this Pic) […]

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