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Halloween Treats

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

Ah, Halloween is just around the corner. I know you want to be good neighbors/friends/family and give the little kiddos healthy treats—but you don't want to be "that house" (the house that only gives out apples). I did a little research into "healthy Halloween treats" and it made me think of what I find to be the most humorous time of year in the checkout lane. The time when every magazine tout...

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Why School Lunch?

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

WHY SCHOOL LUNCH? I'll admit it—when my children were in school they brought lunch from home far more often than they purchased the school prepared lunch. I thought it made me a "better" mom. I knew exactly what they were eating, or so I thought. I justified packing their lunches with that myth—mommy knew best. I would make sure they had fruits and veggies and some...

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WHAT DO THOSE NUMBERS MEAN?

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! Those of us in the food safety education business use this as a mantra. But should we? In the United States people throw away 40% of the food that they buy. We are a wasteful society. Are we throwing food away unnecessarily? Perhaps. If you are using the dates stamped on food products as your guide, then you might need to revisit your strategy. In fact, the numbers...

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