Should We Only Serve Kids Organic Milk?

Study Shows Benefits of Drinking Organic Milk In the article More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk published in The New York Times last week, author Kenneth Chang discusses a study that shows “Whole milk from organic dairies contains far more of some of the fatty acids that contribute to a healthy heart than conventional […]

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 […]

Green Products Nannies and Au Pairs Love

Earth Day Product Reviews It’s Earth Day and the perfect time to make simple changes that can positively effect the children in your care. Nature has provided us with all the food and cleaning products we need. By using organic and natural products, nannies help teach the children in their care to make healthy decisions for their bodies and the Earth. Choosing organic […]

365 Ways to Live Green for Kids by Sheri Amsel

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies This week when I visited the library I found tons of great children’s books about Earth Day. Reading children’s books to kids helps reinforce concepts you would like to teach them. But I chose today’s book 365 Ways to Live Green for Kids: Saving the Environment at Home, […]

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 […]

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 […]

If it Kills Bugs Why Wouldn’t it Hurt Kids?

Pesticides Linked to ADHD in Kids We have been discussing how diet and artificial dyes and chemicals in personal care products can effect hyperactivity in children. This article posted by ABC News on MedPage shows the link between pesticides and ADHD. By Todd Neale, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: May 17, 2010 Children with greater […]

Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides

Earth Day is this week so today we encourage you to purchase some organic fruits and vegetables. Download this Environmental Working Group Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to remember which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticides. The fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide load should be bought organically. For example, you definitely should consider […]