Color-Coded Health: Seeing Reds (and Purples and Greens) In a New Light

Red speaks to our hearts, while green speaks to our brains, but what of yellow, and even white? The colorful compounds of veggies deliver important health and nutritional benefits to different parts to growing bodies. A look into what veggie brilliance means to kids.

Here’s a fun after-school activity: Give your kid six crayons and ask him or her to draw the picture of health. Next, take that picture and duplicate it on a plate.

Tales from the Crisper: Debunking 5 Common Veggie Myths (and 1 Kid Myth)

To peel or not to peel? Veggies have evolved to provide humankind with more nutrition than most any other food on earth, yet myths about their preparation and nutrition persist. Fortunately, the fables at the table are easy to sort out.

An old Greek myth has it that one of our earliest veggies was derived from a beautiful woman, Cynara, who enraged the jealous Zues with her frequent trips home to earth.

Hyper Focus: How Veggies Turn Fits Into Grins

The foods kids eat contribute substantially to their moods and energy levels, with veggies playing a starring role. Making the most of them, however, also means understanding what contributes to temper tantrums. How veggies can transform little sourpusses into afternoon delights.

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Here’s a kid conversation starter: Next time your child laughs, tell her she is acting like a cucumber.

The foods we eat contribute substantially to our moods and energy levels,

Are We Feeding Our Kids a Meltdown?

The foods we feed children and even babies determine their health and happy-meters for the rest of their lives. How much do we know about the additives? Happy kids eat healthy foods, but food labels can be confusing.

Here are a few good things to know.

Menu, Unmasked! Learning the True Identify of Superfood

Super Foods for Super Tasters, Veggy Vita

Superfoods have gained an unexpected super power – the ability to shift shapes from one form to another. With the focus on healthy eating expanding the superfood family, consumers are increasingly unsure, or misled, about what qualifies. We explore what makes a food super.

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Wish as we might, we couldn’t simply slip a cape onto a Twinkie and claim that it is super.

This may be how some of us feel,