In a Pickle? Spillproof Your Kitchen

Want a kitchen with less mess?Read more!http://www.viviledish.com/mamaledish/?p=1197...more

What The Fudge!?! Liposuction for Gradeschoolers?

Mother from the UK gives 7-year old voucher for liposuction for Christmas (for her recent birthday, she got a voucher for breast implants).Read more:http://www.viviledish.com/mamaledish/?p=1269...more

Slice, Dice and Everything Nice

Chop the herbs. Mince the garlic. Dice the tomato. Slice the onion. Aren’t these all just fancy ways of saying “cut the ingredients into pieces?” Technically they are all ways to cut things, but there are several important differences we’ll discuss.Read More: http://www.viviledish.com/mamaledish/?p=1385...more

Help Kids and Teens Lose Weight

If kids are obese as teens and don't lose weight, they are much more likely to become obese adults.  In fact 65% will become obese, compared to only 14.6% of normal weigh kids who will become obese as  adults.  Right now,  about one half of all adults in the US are considered overweight or obese and that numbers is only increasing....more

GOP Says Feed Kids Cheap, Not Healthy at School

In the midst of looming budget battles and unprecedented national debt, no measure is off-limits in Conservatives’ quest for cost-cutting. The GOP-controlled House Appropriations Committee has urged the USDA to show restraint in the implementation of new guidelines for the National School Lunch Program....more
Good article. If schools were smart they would utilize locally grown food and school garden ...more

Raising an Adventurous Eater

An ongoing reel of memories seems to be part and parcel to raising kids. It's kind of like living with little ghosts....more

No one Squeezes More into Their Juice

 Superfruits have made a splash on the red carpet, being coveted by celebrities all over the world.  Most of the time when I hear about celebrity trends I think of expensive anti-aging creams and Vera Wang shoes... both are "must have's" ......more

Back to School Health and Kids

Healthier Snacks and More Activity Make for Healthier Children The week of August 10 is Healthy Back to School Week ...more

Time for lunch...and a little activism

I remember a few things about school lunches growing up. I remember that, most of the time, I brought lunch from home rather than eating lunch at school. I remember finding notes from my Mom in my lunch, and how much I both enjoyed and was terribly embarrassed by this fact. (That being said, Mom, thanks for the notes – some days, I wish I could open my little lunch cooler at the office and have one waiting for me!) And, of all the food I remember, I most recall the weird, greasy rectangles of fairly flavorless “pizza” served up by the Fairfax County Public Schools cafeterias. On the rare days that I actually got to buy lunch, I often chose the pepperoni incarnation of this particularly disgusting “treat,” the pepperoni really more like small dots of processed, brightly-colored, well, I have no idea what they were. They were chunks, and they didn’t really taste like normal pepperoni, and, well, that particular lunch cannot have been good for me. ...more

Superstargenius, I haven't done much reading on the connection between solid nutrition and ...more