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Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

Originally posted on the Wishfit Blog on October 19, 2012 Oh, how I wish this post was all about how Garrett dipped into his hard-earned allowance money and treated me to lunch at saaaayyy, Linger in Denver. I’d start with the meze... Read More

Cool as a ¾ Cup Serving of Cucumbers

There were no riots in the lunch line at Baker Central School. Not one kid that I interviewed said they were upset about fresh fruit and vegetables being a mandatory addition to their lunch trays. I was surprised at the... Read More

Cafeteria Manager Champions Healthy School Food at Lowry

I recently went to lunch with my 3rd grade daughter for Take Your Parents to Lunch day at Lowry Elementary school in east Denver. As any proud parent wants to do, I wanted to brag about our school food—the scratch... Read More

Take Your Parent to Lunch: A Reflection

I ventured into the cafeteria with my two 4th grade girls today. I had every intention of walking through the line and buying lunch. Unfortunately, I recently decided to go dairy-free because I’m lactose intolerant and all of the entrees... Read More

Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween? I think it might just be an oxymoron! To my kids, nothing says the holiday like trick-or-treating (aka begging neighbors for candy) on Halloween night. So what is a mom to do to try to keep my family... Read More

School Lunches

Originally published on Highlands Ranch Mom on Sept. 20, 2012    One of LiveWell Colorado's initiatives is improving school lunches.  Most kids would make the unhealthy choice when it comes to food they buy at school.  However, LiveWell Colorado is... Read More

Creating a Healthy Environment at Home for Nutrition and Physical Activity

It seems everywhere we turn, we see or hear a multitude of thing we cannot or should not do.  There are guidelines for nearly everything, and every age group, that warn of everything not good for your health.  We start... Read More

Q&A: Local Elementary School Sprouts a Playground Garden to Get Kids Excited About Healthy Eating

A few weeks ago while walking my daughter to school at Mission Viejo Elementary (MVE), I noticed a new addition to the playground area. A garden had sprouted! Of course I was excited to learn more about it and waltzed... Read More

Recipe: Gluten-Free Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

Move over cool, crunchy salads. Fall is here. It’s time for comforting, nourishing meals that have more heft. Healthy and satisfying autumn meals feel more substantial and make good use of the stars of the harvest season – winter squash.... Read More

National Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. Why should you care? According to the American Diabetes Association: Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, including 7 million who don't know it.  Another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are... Read More