Archive | January, 2011

Wal-mart’s New Nutritional Guidelines

I’m late to the party on this, but did you hear that Wal-mart is coming out with new nutritional packaging? And the company pledged to reduce sodium on packaged foods. Michelle Obama was on hand at the announcement and she gave a speech on January 20th. On the surface it sounds really great. Wal-mart is doing the obvious […]

Last week’s lunch wrap up continued

After dinner my son likes to sit on the couch next to me and play “driving a car.” He puts a cushion over our legs and we both drive. We pretend we’re firemen or policemen. He’s so active that I relish sitting next to him and snuggling. Last week we were playing car. I love sitting next […]

Sandwiches and crappy soup – Lunch wrap up 4.1

Today I got back from my trip to Nashville for Blissdom. I’m going to do a recap post later…I’m just exhausted. Here are my packed lunches from this week…. notice sandwiches!?! My husband unearthed the bread machine a few weeks ago and I used it with a mix that was gf, but had dairy in it and […]

Foodie sound off: why being dairy free sucks

I’ve been sharing my story of eating school lunches at Blissdom and also telling people that I’m now gluten-free and dairy-free. Their reaction — stunned silence. That’s what happens when someone with a sensitive system decides to do what I did all year. Crazy. Or dumb. Or both. The truth is I feel terrific now. […]

A letter to you

Dear Readers, Hello again! I just wanted to check in and say thanks for reading my blog. I have enjoyed your comments a lot. You know, I’ve realized that posting pictures of my lunches and my son’s lunches makes me feel vulnerable. I’m exposing a different part of my life by posting them. I’ve discovered over the past year […]

Guest blogger: Robyn O’Brien and AllergyKids Foundation

Robyn O’Brien, a former Wall Street food industry analyst and mother, is on a mission to restore the health of the American children. She is the founder of the AllergyKids Foundation, an organization designed to protect the 1 in 3 American children with autism, allergies, ADHD and asthma. Robyn has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” […]

Why you should care about Celiac Disease

Wheat Field with Crows (1890) by Van Gogh There has been a troubling increase in the prevalence of Celiac Disease (CD). Certainly, there is a genetic component, but is there an environmental one too? A 2009 “study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, found young people today are 4.5 times more likely to have celiac disease than […]

Ad critique: Chef Boyardee

Working Mother, August/September 2010 Until this happens, keep the secret. Kids may never love veggies this much. But they love Chef Boyardee. And even though there’s no broccoli, there is a full serving of vegetables in every bowl of Chef Boyardee Big Beef Ravioli. Just don’t tell them. Disney Family Fun, November 2010 Behold the mythical […]

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