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How Our Backyard Garden Encouraged Adventurous Eating in My Toddler

When my son was almost 3 years old, we finally moved into a home with some outdoor space. It was early spring and – with boxes still waiting to be unpacked – we focused on getting our backyard garden going. I had big plans for that small garden. My son, a once adventurous eater, was suddenly very particular. He was no longer eating his veggies! This garden would act as an outdoor classroom to teach him the alchemy of growing food – and hopefully to get him to show some enthusiasm about the vegetables I was putting on his plate. Long story short – it was a success! The trick was to involve him in every step.

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March is the Month for Food

March is surely the month for food get really because this month is a food lovers paradise when it comes to national food days! There is a wonderful treat for almost every day.

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Eat More Fish

By Jennifer Restuccio a Recent ASU Nutrition Student We’ve known for quite some time that fish is good for us, but maybe we need some reminders as to why we should eat more of it. Americans don’t eat as much … Continue reading

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What to Eat Before Running

Well, I finally did it. I signed up for a marathon. To be specific, I signed up for the Atlantic City Marathon in New Jersey on October 18th, 2020. I have never run a marathon before, and right up until this past year, I never thought I would even call myself a runner, period.

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Provide Veggie Options for the Kids

By Kenda Hettinger a recent ASU Nutrition student Children between the ages of 4-6 have heightened neophobia. Neophobia is the fear of trying something new. This makes it difficult keeping a good variety of vegetables in their diet. I know … Continue reading

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