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Filed under Food patterns and eating habits, Healthy food practices, Recommendations
Barcelona Spain automated grocery store 2006

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End of the week is a good time to plan meals and grocery shop. Some plan for two or more weeks at a time, saving to do the fresh produce buying periodically. The end of the week usually means grocery stores have specials on certain products. Just because some foods are on special doesn’t mean we necessarily want or need to buy them, only if the family will eat them and they really are a bargain.

Meal planning may not be the most pleasant task, but one that needs to get done. Someone has to do it. This job is really very easy, once you get into the habit of doing it.

Comments (2) Posted by Lee on Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Filed under Computers and technology, Internet skills, Recommendations

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Yes, I know – it’s a long URL, but if you give it a “like” I will be forever grateful, and even shorten it! can do that, but the long version gives you a preview of what you might be looking at.  I need to spread the word more and I would like you to help me. Will you do that?

Best to you,

Lee Jackson
Apples and cookbooks and kids

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, July 18th, 2011

Filed under Cooking and kids, Health, Healthy food practices, Holidays, I Love to Cook Club
Food 4 Less grocery store in Hollywood, California

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What has the most influence on your food choices and/or the food you prepare for your family? Do your food choices depend on how much money you have to spend on food?  Are they about how close you live to supermarkets? Does it have anything to do with how close you are to fast food restaurants?

There has been a correlation made between not having a close-by grocery store where one can purchase healthy food and the population’s weight gain. It was believed that people who didn’t have a grocery store in their area tended to eat fast food more frequently and therefore tended to not eat healthfully and were more prone to gain weight. Take a look here at what researchers are finding out:

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Filed under Cooking and kids, Health, Healthy food practices, Recommendations
Scandic and Jamie Oliver launch new meeting ex...

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Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution are on a mission. I invite you to read this article by  Everyday Health expert, Jillian Michaels as she finds out why he is so passionate about what he does.

Have you and your family changed any food habits because of watching his TV shows?  Do you still order chicken nuggets?

To your good health and that of your family,

Lee Jackson, CFCS
Food and Nutrition Advocate

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

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