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Ask the Expert – Managing Food Allergies

Kristi Winkels, RD Education: B.S. University of Minnesota Twin Cities Founder, Eating With Food Specialty: Food allergies and intolerance Twitter: @KristiWinkelsRD Facebook: Kristi Winkels Website: Eating with Food Allergies LinkedIn Profile Contact via Question: We know that my son has major food allergies which include nuts. How do you decide which one to ignore? Answer:

When I Grow Up

Recently, my 5 year old son came up to me and announced his desire to become a train engineer when he grew up! Everyone in the family, by now, is aware of his fascination with trains, which consumes him every minute of the day. But this was taking it a little too far, I thought

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Not So Wild About Farmed Salmon For Vitamin D

photo credit: Naomi Ibuki When it comes to getting vitamin D from food, salmon is popularly known as one of the best sources. The Office of Dietary Supplements, a department of the National Institute of Health, lists a 3 oz serving of salmon (sockeye) as having over 100% of daily value of vitamin D. Salmon

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The Allergic March

Did you know that nearly 30% of children in the United States have some form of allergy and that the rate of allergic disease in children is on the rise? I found this fact quite interesting – and troubling – as I read this article about childhood allergies. What is even more interesting is that

Gardening with Kids

This is a guest post by Cathy Blount. She blogs at A Life Less Sweet about avoiding HFCS and watching what her family eats while learning about food along the way. Summer is long gone as is the outdoor growing season where I live, but I still wanted to write about gardening with kids.  I

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Mom, I Cherish You

What would the world look like without Moms? A profound question, one which most of us will have a hard time answering. Check this out: I am so glad my daughter decided to write this note to her mom on the card I helped her prepare last night: I think CHERISH is the right word

Happy Easter

We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day to celebrate Easter Sunday! After an early morning egg hunt with other toddlers in the neighborhood, the twins played hard in the backyard. As the morning turned into noon, it was time for lunch, which they insisted on having outside as a “picnic”! Here they are,  munching on a

Growing Herbs and Veggies

Spring is here, which means it is time to start planting again. This year, we have decided to plant new tomatoes, beans and sweet peppers in our raised bed vegetable garden. And a few of our favorite herbs separately in pots. Here are few pictures of herbs – parsley, cilantro, Thai basil and mint. It