food + cooking

Extreme Frugality: What Was I Thinking?

There’s no such thing as a free vacation—especially when you factor in four children, one exhausted wife, and a 27-hour car ride.
food + cooking

The Kid’s Menu: Solid Foods, Fluid Rules

Introducing a baby to solids for the first time requires a whole new level of flexibility.
food politics

Rethinking School Vending Machines

A whole new approach is the subject of the third Senate hearing on school nutrition re-authorization.
food + cooking

Eight Great Tips for Dining Out with Young Kids

Here are a few simple tips to help you avoid a migraine on your next family outing.

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

For generations, the students at Red Cloud Indian School raised their own food—then the federal government got into the act.
April 2009
food politics

Minnesota School Food Survey

The re-authorization of the School Lunch Programs promises to benefit both students and farmers, but the devil is in the details.
food + cooking

Extreme Frugality: Teach Your Children Well

If roots mean a mindfulness of disparities in wealth and a concern for the entire family, I’d say we are finally heeding my grandfather’s advice.
food + cooking

The Kid’s Menu: Cookbooks for Moms

If you’ve ever, say, set your baby sling on fire while cooking, you probably understand why new mothers need special recipes.
food + cooking

Cane Syrup Confidential

How I came to pack a flask for my son.
food politics

Into the Mouths of Babes

Sure, the U.S. provides half of all global food aid. But while that food may be fine for adults, it does nearly nothing to alleviate childhood malnutrition.
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