Cooking, Kids

Crockpot Applesauce 5 pound bag red apples (we used Gala), cored and quartered, skin left on 1/2 cup Splenda apple pie spice to taste (about 2 teaspoons) 1/2 cup water Put in crockpot and cook on low overnight or all day. It only takes a few minutes to core...

When we first started our blog we conducted an online survey to food and nutrition professionals to see what we should cover: Today's entry will show how we always keep fresh fruit on hand and ready to go. Fruit is the best fast food! Fruit - Ready Now! The...

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When presenting a program on healthy snacks for kids, Lisa Graves, MS, RD, Consumer and Family Sciences Educator, Purdue Extension, asks the caregiver or parent to devote a section of a recipe box to each child in the family. “Work with the children to fill recipe cards with healthier snack options. The next time the ... Presentation Ideas: Hot Topics

A new study by Jean Welsh of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the February issue of Pediatrics, found that for 3- and 4-year-olds already on the heavy side, drinking something sweet once or twice a day doubled their risk of becoming seriously overweight a year later. The U.S. dietary guidelines urge ... Food News: Kids and Sweets

Adele R. Argot, Nutrition Education Advisor, Penn State Cooperative Extension, wondered what she could do to make a class more student involved. She rolled up a piece of paper to look like a microphone, “borrowed” a student in the class and told him a can was his camera and he...