KidsRFoodies2 Munch Across New England

7.23_Blog_KidsRFoodies2_pic.PNGI'm only seven years old but I already have a mission.

My mission is to discover as many cool new foods as I can and share them with other kids.

Some grownups think kids like us only like Mac&cheese, Pasta with plain marinara sauce and hot dogs. There is so much really stuff that not only tastes awesome but fills your body with what my mom calls "good trucks." That means it takes vitamins and good stuff all through your body and helps you to be able to have more energy.


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Fresh Bucks – Making Fresh & Healthy More Affordable

FBx_logo_200px.pngThe Seattle Fresh Bucks program—along with many others like it around Washington State—increases the buying power of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “food stamps”) shoppers by matching benefits for fruit and vegetable purchases. The program provides up to a $10 match for all SNAP shoppers once per market per day in an effort to increase access to fresh, healthy foods, while also putting more dollars directly in the pockets of regional farmers. 


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Watch Cafeteria Man!

7.16_Blog_CafeMan_pic.jpgThe film is available here to share and stream from home. Spread the word about this amazing story!

Today, millions of American kids receive up to half their daily calories in school. With the childhood obesity epidemic a major national health concern, federal school food guidelines were developed to compel school districts across the country to create healthier lunch and other food programs. But with some districts struggling to implement the new guidelines, they have become the focus of a major fight in Congress recently, with Michelle Obama rallying support for the guidelines.


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What if your trash could talk?

7.16_Blog_Waste_Not_pic.PNGWe know it never feels good to throw away food, but we’ve all done it. Food waste is among the most pressing issues in in our food system. From farm to fork, up to 40% of all food produced end up in our landfills. That’s around 20 pounds per person per month! Imagine if we could take simple steps to reduce that number. Here’s how you can join the movement:

Join our friends at The Collective in the Waste Not study. Share your waste habits, thoughts and ideas about food waste. How do I participate? It’s easy. Head to The Collective, sign up (via email or Facebook – it takes 30 seconds) and join our Waste Not activities.

Your participation will help us better address food waste and that’s not all, three lucky winners will win $50 gift cards!

Get started by clicking here! 


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Food for thought, by Dre Towey

If you'd like to find out more about Dre and her music, visit her website.

I just finished the mastering of my new family CD, In a Pickle, and as I am listening to the recordings it occurs to me that people may be wondering why I decided to make a CD about food for children.

For some strange reason, children and food always landed on the same plate for me. Have you ever found yourself loving something so much that you wanted to devour it? Similar to a hamster I guess. No, no, I don’t actually want to gobble up my young but when you really look at your children and really listen, I think of that as consumption ....devouring their words, their actions, their innocence and silliness. It’s all so yummy.


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Summer in a Bowl Pasta

6.27_Blog_KCM_logo.pngThe Kids Cook Monday is a campaign that encourages parents and kids to start their weeks off right by making Monday family night. Each week, the campaign provides an easy weeknight recipe and all the tools families will need to enjoy a fun cooking and dining experience on Monday nights. To have The Family Dinner Date Newsletter delivered to your inbox each Friday, sign up here.

Celebrate summer elegantly with this simple pasta dish full of fresh corn, zucchini, vine-ripe tomatoes and fragrant basil. If you have another fresh ingredient on hand from the market or your garden, throw it right into the mix. This recipe comes to us from Katie Morford of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook.


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The Good Food Awards launches its fifth year with a call for entries July 7 - August 1!

7.16_Blog_Good_Food_Award_logo.PNGThe Good Food Merchants Guild invites food and drink producers from across the country to submit their beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, pickles, preserves, oils, spirits and – new this year – honey to the premier program recognizing excellence in tasty, authentic and responsible hand crafted food.  In celebration of its fifth anniversary and to recognize more exceptional food crafters, the Good Food Awards has expanded existing categories to include cider (Beer), kombucha (Pickles), yogurt and kefir (Cheese), preserved fish (Charcuterie) and cocktail modifiers (Spirits).


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