Do You Think Organic Produce Tastes Better?

Eat Organic for Earth Day I believe fresh organically grown foods taste better. Think about the tomato sprayed with Windex that Jacqueline Astete described last week and you will understand that foods not covered in synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and waxes wouldn’t taste as good as organic foods. Since organic food is grown in well-balanced soil and with a […]

Reading Organic Labels

Should We Say No to GMOs? By Jacqueline Astete When choosing food to serve the children in your care the first step is to look for the USDA Organic Seal. The USDA Organic Seal helps inform you of the quality and integrity of organic products. Looking for the USDA label is the first step to take when looking […]

Pesticides: Following Healthy, Sensible Food Practices

Dangers of Pesticides for Children With Earth Day less than a week away we are discussing why we should serve children organic foods this week. Children are at a greater risk for some pesticides than adults for a number of reasons. Children’s internal organs are still developing and maturing and their enzymatic, metabolic, and immune systems may […]

Would You Eat a Tomato Sprayed in Windex?

Painting by Matthis Grunsky Why You Should Serve Organic Fruits and Vegetables to Children By Jacqueline Astete Close your eyes and imagine yourself in the comfort of your employer’s kitchen, making the kids lasagna. Imagine you are just about to add your final ingredient, the pièce de résistance, a tomato.  Now, take a bottle of […]

Do You, Your Kids, or Your Charges Need to Take Vitamins?

More accurately, do you need to take vitamin-mineral supplements? You already get these nutrients from food. The answer is, it depends. It depends on your diet, exercise, and family history. This decision should be made in consultation with a physician or a trained medical specialist. Likely, you will be told that you get sufficient nutrition […]

Only 5 Dietary Supplements Proven by FDA to Prevent or Treat Disease

The Reason Supplements Must Include This Disclaimer: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.” You’re in the pharmacy, the health-food shop, or the grocery store and you approach the aisles containing vitamin-minerals and various remedies. Have you […]

Reusable Sandwich Wraps: Kid Konserve Food Kozies

Products Nannies and Au Pairs Love We love helping kids become more environmentally friendly, even at school. Our favorite reusable lunch boxes are bento boxes. But, did you know there are eco-friendly wraps for foods too? Yep, our favorite reusable sandwich wraps are Kid Konserve Food Kozy Stop using plastic baggies altogether when you stock […]

Make and Freeze School Sandwiches in Advance

How Do You Help Kids Get Ready the Evening Before School? If school hasn’t started yet for your school-aged charges it will this week or immediately after Labor Day. Last week we recommended getting ready for school the evening before. In FamilyFun Magazine a mother suggests that a great way to get a head start […]

The First Years Babypro All In One Baby Food Maker

Sunday Product Review  Last week we highly recommended the Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker. This week we review the The First Years Babypro All In One Baby Food Maker. Similar to the Beaba Baby Food Maker, this also steams and grinds baby food. It’s easily cleaned in the dishwasher and is BPA free. But it’s […]

What to Never Serve a Baby

Salt or Sugar:There is never a reason to add salt or sweetener or sugars to baby food. Babies’ kidneys are not enough developed to be able to handle too much salt, so the salt can has been linked to diabetes later in life. Honey:Never serve children under two-years-old honey because honey can contain bacterial spores […]