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Archive for July, 2012...

Filed under Food patterns and eating habits, Healthy food practices, Nutrition tips, Recommendations
Buffet

Buffets are loaded with lots of food. Where to begin? Diners often feel they need to sample a little of everything. But this leads to heaping platefuls of food. And this adds to weight and health problems.

Being selective matters. But it’s not the easiest to accomplish, so here are some pointers:

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, July 30th, 2012

Filed under Character building

In order for kids to truly understand concepts related to character development, schools and other programs use various techniques. Activities and events are planned to get students thinking and practicing values such as respect, peace, caring, compassion and other character traits.

Most schools have programs that bring character values into their culture and climate. This may include a school-wide behavior plan, character trait awareness days, specific ways of handling bullying, and other practices to encourage positive choices.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Filed under Apples, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids

I'm at an apple orchard event.

I’ve been writing this blog for the past 3-4 years. I know a little about you – that you’re interested in kids and cooking. But you probably don’t know a whole lot about me because I’m usually on some topic about eating tips and helping kids stay healthy or about Mom’s helping kids stay well – my top passions.

Today I want to include some things you may not know about me. Yes, I’m a long-time blogger, but here are 5 other things about me:

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, July 20th, 2012

Filed under Organic foods

Consumers know various food products are loaded with ingredients and chemicals not deemed to be in their best interest. Therefore,

Labeling for products that meet the USDA-NOP s...

buying organic has been the food of choice for many. But does “organic” always mean it is pure, locally produced foods from small family farms? Is it much healthier than regular food not labeled this way?

This article takes you behind the scenes of boards who decide what should be considered organic and who makes up those boards. It is rather lengthy but a good overview of the industry. So take some time this week-end and have a look:

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, July 13th, 2012

Filed under Recommendations
GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM

The GMO situation is heating up but not enough consumers are paying attention. See article on what one mom is doing to help bring about safe food:
http://www.naturalnews.com/036427_GMO_boycott_activists.html

Be sure to bookmark this list of companies with safe seeds:
http://www.hawkeshealth.net/community/showthread.php?t=9375&highlight=heirloom+seeds
It is a Safe Seed Resource List for GM-free seeds.

To your good health and that of your family,

Lee Jackson

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Filed under Holidays, Test your knowledge

Leafing through Fannie Farmers 1896 Boston Cooking-School Cook Book casts a light on earlier foods and methods of preparing it.

English: Flag of the United States of America....

If you found the following terms in an Early American cookbook, or receipt book, what would it mean? Answers at the bottom.

Match the definitions to the following terms:

A. spider

B. slump

C. hoecake

D. mush

E. love apple

F. trifle

G. chow-chow

H. dropped egg

I. eggs ala goldenrod

J. Kornlet

K. tripe

L. Indian Pudding

M. gruels

N. junkets

Comments (2) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

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