April 29, 2010


When Kids Eat What They Watch

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By TARA PARKER-POPE

 

In Tuesday’s Personal Health column, Jane Brody writes about food advertising aimed at children.

Even though many companies have promised to stop advertising unhealthy foods to kids, parents still need to pay attention to the food marketing messages their kids are seeing, writes Ms. Brody.

What a company like Kellogg’s regards as an acceptable amount of sugar in a serving of breakfast cereal may not be what a nutrition-wise parent would choose. The cutoff adopted by Kellogg’s is 12 grams (3 teaspoons of sugar), which would keep them from promoting Cocoa Krispies (14 grams of sugar in a one-cup serving) to children. But Frosted Flakes, with 11 grams, could still be advertised in venues where children 6 and older will see them. (The company does not aim advertising at children under 6.)

Also, since each company sets its own guidelines, what applies to Kellogg’s might not apply to products made by General Mills or Post.

To learn more about food marketing to kids, read the full column, “Risks for Youths Who Eat What They Watch,” and then please join the discussion below.

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April 21, 2010


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T-Shirt Bag on marthastewart.com
Turning an old T-shirt into a reusable shopping or grocery bag is a simple, clever craft to help everyone be “green.” It’s a Good Thing that will help protect the environment.Tools and MaterialsHeavy-weight cotton T-shirtPinsSewing machineMedium-size bowlWater-erasable marking penScissorsT-Shirt Bag How-To1. Turn T-shirt inside out and pin bottom of the T-shirt along the hem. Using a sewing machine, sew bottom of T-shirt closed. Flip shirt right side out and lay flat on table, making sure all seams are lined up.2. Place medium-size bowl about half-way over the neck hole. Using a water-erasable marking pen, trace along the edge of the bowl. Cut along the outline, making sure to go through the front and back sides of the shirt, in order to create an opening for the bag that’s larger than what the neck hole allows.3. Line up the hems on the front and back side of the sleeve and cut, making sure to go through both sides of the shirt. Repeat on the other sleeve. Tip: A jersey shirt would also work well for this craft, as it is already sleeveless, and it’s made of a great mesh material.ResourcesWater-erasable marking pens can be purchased at most fabric stores for about $5. To purchase an already-made t-shirt bag, visit greenteebag.com.


Handy! We’re making bags out of shirts at our South store this Thursday, since we’re getting rid of all our plastic grocery bags company-wide.

This is so cool!

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T-Shirt Bag on marthastewart.com

Turning an old T-shirt into a reusable shopping or grocery bag is a simple, clever craft to help everyone be “green.” It’s a Good Thing that will help protect the environment.

Tools and Materials
Heavy-weight cotton T-shirt
Pins
Sewing machine
Medium-size bowl
Water-erasable marking pen
Scissors

T-Shirt Bag How-To
1. Turn T-shirt inside out and pin bottom of the T-shirt along the hem. Using a sewing machine, sew bottom of T-shirt closed. Flip shirt right side out and lay flat on table, making sure all seams are lined up.

2. Place medium-size bowl about half-way over the neck hole. Using a water-erasable marking pen, trace along the edge of the bowl. Cut along the outline, making sure to go through the front and back sides of the shirt, in order to create an opening for the bag that’s larger than what the neck hole allows.

3. Line up the hems on the front and back side of the sleeve and cut, making sure to go through both sides of the shirt. Repeat on the other sleeve. Tip: A jersey shirt would also work well for this craft, as it is already sleeveless, and it’s made of a great mesh material.

Resources
Water-erasable marking pens can be purchased at most fabric stores for about $5. To purchase an already-made t-shirt bag, visit greenteebag.com.

Handy! We’re making bags out of shirts at our South store this Thursday, since we’re getting rid of all our plastic grocery bags company-wide.

This is so cool!

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April 13, 2010


April 9, 2010


It’s Friday!!  The fourth epi of Jamie’s Food Revolution was on today! 
My thoughts on Epi 4: (Spoilers Alert!)
Seeing Jamie cook is one of the most inspiring things I can think of.  Just watching him do his thing makes me want to go out and do something more than what I currently do.
Finally!  People are starting to turn around and realize what an enormous opportunity they have with Jamie being there.
I’m glad he was able to bring Rod around to his side.  Now all he has to do is dump Alice somewhere where not even wild animals go and everything will be perfect.  
Jamie’s Kitchen finally being used and getting all those people interested was fantastic!
How awesome was that dance troope?!?!  Cooking and dancing!  Two of my favourite things!

It’s Friday!!  The fourth epi of Jamie’s Food Revolution was on today! 

My thoughts on Epi 4: (Spoilers Alert!)

  • Seeing Jamie cook is one of the most inspiring things I can think of.  Just watching him do his thing makes me want to go out and do something more than what I currently do.
  • Finally!  People are starting to turn around and realize what an enormous opportunity they have with Jamie being there.
  • I’m glad he was able to bring Rod around to his side.  Now all he has to do is dump Alice somewhere where not even wild animals go and everything will be perfect. 
  • Jamie’s Kitchen finally being used and getting all those people interested was fantastic!
  • How awesome was that dance troope?!?!  Cooking and dancing!  Two of my favourite things!

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April 6, 2010


April 4, 2010


I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food.

Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It’s time for a national revolution. America needs to stand up for better food!

You live in an amazing country full of inspirational people and you have the power to change things.

With your help, we can get better food into homes, schools and communities all over America and give your kids a better future.

Sign the petition to save America’s cooking skills and improve school food. It could be the most important thing you ever do for your family. America’s health needs you now!

Jamie’s Food Revolution USA | Campaign for healthy eating | Jamie Oliver

You can sign Jamie’s petition here.

Please take a moment to do so, it’s important.

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March 31, 2010


Interesting read… 

Interesting read… 

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