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What Should You Do With a Ravenous Kid? by Frank Bruni at The Atlantic via Food News Journal.

Nutrition Lab: Stick with real fruit (i.e. Fruit Leather is evil.) from the LA Times via Healthy Child Healthy World.

How to handle negative peer (food) pressure kids get at school by Maryann at Meal Planning Magic.

Why You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water from Accidental Hedonist.

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Fresh Watermelon “Cake” from Veggie Belly. My eldest begged me to make this one after she caught me gawking at the pictures.

The Only Back-to-school Lunch Post You’ll Need from One Hungry Mama via Simple Bites.

I adore this zucchini bread recipe from 101 Cookbooks. It’s relatively low in sugar, uses whole wheat flour, lots of zucchini, and the candied ginger, poppyseeds and lemon zest knock it out of the park.

The Real Reason Families Eat Too Many Sweets from Raise Healthy Eaters.

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A friend of mine said, “This is the best popsicle I’ve ever tasted.” Thanks Bon Appetit. And I just ran across this article (including recipes) in the LA Times about popsicles and the lucious turn they are taking toward fresh ingredients.

Meet the world’s youngest foodie from Esquire via Food News Journal.

Another DIY alternative to Heinz from the Washington Post.

Study finds that gardening/cooking parties could double kids’ veggie consumption from Business Week.

Back-to-school Snackage

So here we are again. The days are still long, but the summer is rapidly coming to a close. This seems like a good time to remind you of a few snacks  that might be a good fit for your child’s lunchbox or snack bag. Here they are (in no particular order):

Nutter Butter Rolls
Granola Bars
Pancake Sandwich

Sweet Potato Chips
Garbanzo Poppers
Baked Pita Chips
Homemade Fruit Roll Ups

Also, I have a guest post up at Meal Planning Magic titled Healthy Lunchbox Building Blocks. It is a list of super easy and healthy bits that I’ll be using to round out my kids’ lunchboxes and snack bags.

 Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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Is fresh corn healthy or not? from Eating Well. Answer: Yes. Our diet is low in fiber…corn to the rescue!

For a popsicle from Orangette. Wonderful ode to summer and the joy of popsicles…and a recipe to boot!

The Tomato Sandwich from Dinner: A Love Story.

An interview with Rick Bayless from Babble. Bayless, a well-known Mexican cookbook author, expounds upon picky eaters and parenting.

The real reason TV makes you gain weight from svelte Gourmand.

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Kids Radically Changing the Food System by Paula Crossfield for Mark Bittman.

In defense of (some) processed foods by Ezra Klein for the Washington Post via Food News Journal.

The Magic of Yogurt from It’s Not About Nutrition. Dina provides a roadmap for introducing your kids to new foods using the ideas from Fix Me A Snack’s Yogurt 101.

Panel Suggests Ways to Improve Nutrition by Eliza Grey for the Wall Street Journal. News flash: “A federal nutrition panel says Americans should consume more vegetables and whole grains.”