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Should I Force My Daughter to Eat Healthy Food She Hates?

Dear Karla, My daughter has always been a picky eater. From an early age, my wife and I never forced her to eat the same foods as we did and got into the habit of preparing separate meal items for her. Now that our daughter is nine years old, we...

Recall Alert: Breyers Ice Cream With Undeclared Wheat

Parents of children with wheat allergies take note: Unilever is recalling tubs of ice cream sold throughout the United States because it may contain undeclared wheat. According to a release from Unilever, the parent company of Breyers, the...

School to Slaughter Pet Lamb, Sell Meat

A British school plans to slaughter a lamb living there and sell the meat for money. Credit: Getty Images
Mary had a little lamb -- and slaughtered that lamb at school? Break out your "Meat is Murder" T-shirts, folks -- a school in England...

McDonald's Kidz Bop CD Pulled for Kid-Unfriendly Language

Is McDonald's teaching kids to swear? Photo courtesy of sxc.hu. Some Alabama parents are upset about a track on the Kidz Bop 6 CD that is being given away with McDonald's Happy Meals. They say the supposedly kid-friendly version of Gavin De...

Your Own Victory Garden

When it comes to getting things to grow, my thumb's not the greenest one out there. Many plants have died under my oversight. But one summer it happened: I got the hang of gardening, and the zucchini multiplied like rabbits. Relishing my victory, I...

Top Chef Talks Picky Eaters

I'm raising one adventurous eater, a six-year-old who will try just about anything and likes a large enough variety of food that I'm comfortable she's getting good nutrition. And then there's her little sister, who can go an entire week surviving on...

Cooking With Kids Makes Dinner a Family Affair

My sons are complete food opposites: One is a gourmand who has never met a dinner he didn't love, while the other is the pickiest child alive. No exaggeration, I promise. So I'm always on the lookout for the middle ground. That is, healthy,...

Peanut Butter Recall Hurts Sales

Peanut Butter is more than just your child's lunch/allergy. It's big business. With the recent recall of tainted PB, big name brands like Jif and Peter Pan have seen a drop in sales of at least 20 percent, according to a report by CNN, while the...

Adolescent Vegetarianism on the Rise

When my daughter was a teenager, she went though a six-month period of vegetarianism. This change of diet occurred immediately after seeing the film Solyent Green. I've never seen that movie, but I understand it is a science fiction film that...

Inauguration Day - How to Celebrate With Your Kids

My three-year-old has no idea what a President is or does. Oh, sure, we've explained it to her a time or twelve, but she's three ... "leader of the free world" pales in comparison to Dora Saves the Snow Princess. But our enthusiasm last November...

I'm Thankful for My Children - But Not the Way You Might Think

Thanksgiving is such an odd holiday. It is the only time of year when we're generally asked to pause and take stock of what matters to us most. Generally, what matters most is family, friends, a roof over our heads and food to eat. This year we're...

DailyDish - Beyond the Turkey Sandwich

Is your refrigerator currently housing enough Thanksgiving leftovers to last until Christmas?...

DailyDish - Use Thanksgiving Variety to get Kids to Try New Foods

Use the wide variety of foods available at Thanksgiving--especially fruits and vegetables--to get kids to try something new....

Family friendly meals for $10 or less

Whenever I try to trim our budget, I always return to our food spending. Even though gas prices are falling, experts say it's unlikely that we'll see any relief in the form of falling food costs. That's not good news for families on a who live on a...

School lunches go organic

Chef-prepared vegan meals? Organic salad bar? Free-range meats? This ain't your mama's lunch lady, folks -- kids at one Kansas City private school say their lunch fare rivals that of their favorite restaurants, thanks to a for-profit business...

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