Equipment to get kids to cook…real or toy | western

Introducing kids to cooking can be more than just fun. It can teach skills and possibly prepare children to be healthy eaters. Temporary clutter in the kitchen, reward for life. Here’s a look at some of the latest gear for budding chefs, from games to the real stuff. pretend play Play kitchens have been a … Read more

Cooking Without Cooking: Plan ahead for Snow Day desserts in the future | eat the food

Seeing snow in the forecast excites a lot of people excited about ice skating, building snowmen, and getting inside to warm up and sip some steaming hot chocolate. However, last week’s snowstorm and the resulting extended blackouts took room temperature and hot spills out of the equation. I had loved that cup of hot chocolate … Read more


Valerie Agyeman, The Foundation for Flourish Heights, a healthy nutrition practice, digital platform, and community that helps women nurture a healthy relationship with food, and provides practical advice for eating fresh all year long. Dietitian Valerie Agyeman. Submitted photo. When it comes to meals, people often find themselves drawn to delicious soups and stews during … Read more

Recipes and tips for those looking to cook | Features

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Nutrition education encourages healthy cooking in low-income families | local news

Urbana, Illinois – Fruit and vegetable consumption is an important part of a healthy diet. But low-income families face unique obstacles to healthy eating, including the high cost of fresh foods and limited cooking resources. A new study evaluates the effectiveness of a culinary intervention program for low-income families. Market to MyPlate (M2MP) is a … Read more