February is the month of love and aphrodisiac foods are currently a “hot” topic. But can food really increase sexual arousal or fertility?
We’ve all heard the jokes about “Whole Paycheck” when referring to Whole Foods and yet, with the growing awareness of GMOs, pesticides and negative effects of processed foods, there is an increased desire to eat healthy, organic foods. How can we eat the foods we believe are safer for us but not double our grocery bills?
After 20 years of debate, the United States has suddenly demonstrated support for voluntary labeling of genetically modified foods. What will this mean?
Last week I joined a group of amazing social media moms in Philadelphia to meet Robyn O’Brien, the founder of AllergyKids Foundation and the author of The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother’s Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America’s Food Supply– and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself. The information Robyn is sharing is uncomfortable to hear but so vitally important for us all to learn. If you or someone you love is dealing with food allergies, ADHD, cancer or the early onset of puberty, read on. If not, read on anyway.
Food is more than nourishment. Food provides comfort. It heals. Food bonds people together. This month my fellow personal chefs and I shared our love of food with the residents of a community-based residential living program who are dealing with brain injuries or intellectual/developmental disabilities. We provided our mini meatloaves and they willingly offered their big hearts to us.
Do you send your child to school each morning with money for a school lunch? You could be providing your child with a meal that is making them sick and not giving them the nutrients they need to grow and learn. The most common school lunches? Frozen chicken nuggets, frozen pizza and frozen tater tots. If you want the best for your kids, watch this talk by Ann Cooper, the most passionate “lunch lady” around.
Do you like to be “in the know” about all the latest fads? Do you need to know what’s the next big trend? Do you just need some interesting dinner conversation topics to share with a foodie friend of yours? Well, read on then for 5 of the hot trends in food. Cupcakes are so passe…
Do you or your children have trouble concentrating during the day? Are you irritable or anxious? Do you feel fidgety or angry? You could be undernourished. Many of us, in a rush to get out the door in the morning, are skipping breakfast, grabbing a sugary energy bar or filling up a big travel cup of coffee. By not fueling ourselves properly in the morning, we are setting ourselves up for difficulty learning and excelling at our jobs and in our classes.
Do you find it difficult to sit down to a family meal? Is the TV often on during dinner? Are you running one child to soccer practice while your spouse feeds the other one? You are not alone. Research has found that time spent eating together as a family is on the decline. Stressful jobs. Long commutes. Increased after school activities. More distractions – TV, cell phone, game consoles, computers. All these factors are resulting in less time around the dinner table. [Read more…]
Despite efforts by some states in recent years to require healthier lunches in schools, require restaurants to post caloric information for each of their menu items, and tax soda, people in the United States are continuing to get heavier. It is estimated that over one third of our children in this country are obese or overweight. Scary, right?