On June 17, Vegy Vida entered all 72 Marsh Supermarket locations and hundreds of children across Indiana and Ohio entered our hearts. With two Airstreams, hundreds of pounds of veggies and a mission to help kids love veggies for life, we began a journey.
Gardeners say that arugula and radishes grow pretty fast, but on June 17, no veggies could grow as fast as Vegy Vida. We expanded our size by six times in one day!
Vegy Vida likes to add a twist to the way we enjoy veggies, and that applies to how we celebrate them as well. So we hope you join us on June 17 for National Eat Your Veggies Day, when we celebrate the earth’s most nutritious foods through a variety of creative family events.
Good health doesn’t start with a regimen or a membership or a fad. It starts with one day.
Kid’s not a morning person? A little green pepper might help. Some of the best foods for a kid’s mood, energy and satiety come courtesy of Mother Earth, not a box. These six breakfast ideas will change the way your kids tackle the day.
Sure, that bowl of corn puffs looks innocent enough, but what we feed our kids for breakfast could very well make them toast before noon.
If the cereal includes a lot of sugar,
The first steps to getting kids to love healthy foods for life lead to the kitchen. This Q&A with Aparna Pande reveals how her company, Kidstir, encourages kids to measure, mix and understand the value of nutritious meals.
If there is one ingredient often missing from the kitchen table, Aparna Pande thinks it might be adventure. Fortunately, she has a kit for that.
Pande is founder and CEO of Kidstir,
For many parents, veggies tend to turn mealtime into deal time. Kids do not want to eat them, so mom and dad seek creative ways to coax them into taking just one bite, wondering: Why is my kid so picky?
Turns out your kids aren’t picky, they just have very different palates. Here’s a look at that difference, and what it means for development.
Give a child some Lego blocks and he might build a house. Give him sliced cucumbers, peppers and toothpicks, and he’ll assemble a car. The best part of a VegyVention creativity kit: Kids can turn their inventions into body fuel.
The imagination is an amazing gift. It can transform mushrooms into elf umbrellas and it can turn veggies into flying machines.
This is what we learned at a recent “VegyVention” exercise conducted with members of the Greater Cincinnati YMCA and a crowd of about 50 eager kids.
Leafy greens and other veggies can be as important to a child’s intelligence as sleep and physical activity. Sadly, sometimes these veggies can be a hard sell. Here are some magical ways to make them a welcome addition to mealtime.
Once upon a time there was a very smart cookie in the kitchen. She fed her kids green veggies, and they were happy.
No, this is not a fairy tale,
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.
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.
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,
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.
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,