Nutrition | Archive for A Child Grows


    Adventures with Food: Fiddleheads!

    by John on 4/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    What a difference two weeks make! The crocuses are already crinkling like wet paper in the 60-degree sun, the daffodils are in bloom, and the first daylily shoots are poking their little prongs out of the moist, fast-warming ground. Though spring arrived almost three weeks ago, it finally feels like it—right in time for Passover, [...]


    Just Food Conference: We Can Pickle That!

    by John on 3/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Just Food Conference is coming up on the weekend of April 5-6. I have been following Just Food for some time now. Since 1995, their role has been to empower and support community groups in their efforts to increase access to local, sustainable food. I’ve been putting their values into practice. I have a batch of [...]

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    Top 12 Reasons to Hit the Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo 2014

    by Sarah on 3/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Not just for babies. A Child Grows in Brooklyn brings you our 3rd annual Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo on Sunday April 6th in Brooklyn Heights. Here’s why you’ve got to be there: 1. Free On-Site Childcare: If free childcare gets you to the Y to work out, then why shouldn’t it also give you an afternoon [...]

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    GMOs: Fear vs Fact

    by Sarah on 3/06/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Molecular biology is not my strong suit. At my freaky, progressive high school I took the class, but students dubbed it “Science for Graduation,” which alludes to both the quality of the course and of our engagement in it. And maybe that is why I struggle to get my head around the whole GMO thing. [...]

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    Adventures with Food: Mermaid’s Garden CSF and Market

    by John on 2/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    At this moment I am at a restaurant in Cobble Hill on a Saturday morning, alternating between writing this and handing out neat packages of yellowfin tuna to familiar faces as they come in and out. Four-year-old Checkers is eating a fresh chocolate croissant from Bien Cuit next door and coloring happily, sometimes greeting people [...]


    Meditation and Kids: What’s Sanskrit for Chillax?

    by Sarah on 1/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We all know we should be meditating. Meditation alleviates stress, improves sleep, improves brain function (just ask the Tibetan monks), shrinks stubborn belly fat, well, maybe I just wish that were true. But it’s good for us. So, stands to reason, it’s probably good for our kids too. In fact, kids can derive all the [...]

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    Healthy Alternative for Everyday Cooking: Could It Be That Easy?

    by Nicole on 1/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    One of the best parts of the holidays is the food! And I am not one to be afraid to take part in every last bit of it! So therefore I am grappling with the annual 5 pound weight gain. This is nothing I typically stress about, as it usually evens out a couple of [...]

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    Kids in the Kitchen: Apple Spinach Muffins

    by Kim on 11/27/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Every other week, Jory will be sharing a recipe for you and your family to enjoy. She will also provide a new tip for getting your kids involved the kitchen, too.  This week is Apple Spinach Muffins! Recipe:  Apple Spinach Muffins Story:  Over these last few posts, I’ve shared recipes that make it easy to [...]


    Gluttony, Hoarding and Secrecy: The Deadly Sins of Halloween Candy

    by Sarah on 10/31/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    My godmother, a very smart, very tough lady, once shared a piece of wisedom with me. She said of raising her two kids, the secret to teenagers was to give them some space, because most of the time they come to the right decisions on their own. I’m starting to think that is true of [...]

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    A Hip Hop Album Even Michelle Obama Can Get Behind – And it’s FREE!

    by Kim on 10/22/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    A few weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of seeing some of the world’s favorite hip hop acts at Symphony Space, promoting a new album called Songs for a Healthier America.  The lineup included (and I can hardly believe I was invited to witness so many stars in such a small venue) acts like [...]

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    Kids in the Kitchen: Kale Chips

    by Kim on 10/09/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Every other week, Jory will be sharing a recipe for you and your family to enjoy. She will also provide a new tip for getting your kids involved the kitchen, too. This week is kale chips! Recipe:  Kale Chips Story:  Have you caught Kale Fever yet? Every day I feel like doctors and scientists are [...]

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    Miralax: Friend or Foe

    by Sarah on 9/27/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    Having a kid with a GI tract that closely resembles the BQE on a summer Friday is stressful. Feeling conflicted about the treatment of that traffic jam is even worse. One oft-prescribed solution is Miralax. In the last decade doctors have taken to recommending Miralax to kids for quick relief, and to that end, it works [...]

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    Cooking and Eating with Kids: Social, Communal, Controllable

    by Nicole on 9/24/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We all want our kids to eat good, real, healthy food. That doesn’t mean no treats, but it does mean we want them to embrace broccoli as well as brownies. One way to do that is to cook and eat with our kids as much as possible. Cooking with your kids is social, communal, and [...]

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    Purple Kale Kitchenworks: Parent Cooking Workshop Review and Giveaway!

    by Nicole on 8/28/13 | 3 Comment(s)

    I’ll admit it…I can’t cook. I have tried, but it is just not something that comes naturally to me. I get intimidated in the kitchen, I have a hard time pulling together random ingredients on the fly and I am not talented at improvising. So, I took a workshop with Purple Kale Kitchenworks, a local [...]

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    After Bump: 5 Tips to Keep Post-Partum Stress Under Control

    by Kim on 8/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    By Stacey Jayne Whether you’re a first-time parent or a seasoned veteran, consider these 5 tips to keep postpartum stress under control. Ride the roller coaster of emotions. You will go from kissing your baby’s tiny fingers and toes to grieving the loss of your old life (no one really talks about this!) and worrying [...]


    Brooklyn Business Spotlight: STOCKED (Prospect Heights)

    by Nicole on 7/22/13 | 2 Comment(s)

      A new business has popped up on Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights and I am beyond excited about this! It is called STOCKED and it serves (for take out or dine in) locally sourced meals – everything for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between. A lot of the options are perfect as pre-made dinners you can [...]


    Can You Identify Your Kid’s Eating Style?

    by Nicole on 6/14/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I think being concerned about what your child eats “consumes” a lot of us. My friend tells me how her son will barely eat for days and then suddenly will wolf down anything in the fridge. And my other friend’s daughter will eat only white foods (yogurt, bread, milk). And my children are total grazers [...]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo is THIS Sunday! Are You Coming?

    by Nicole on 5/31/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are so excited for the Brooklyn Baby Expo this Sunday June 2nd! It is going to be fun and educational event filled with information and gifts for parents and activities for their children! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you still can! Purchase your tickets here and enter code ACG15off for a discount for [...]

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    First Foods Around the World

    by Nicole on 5/22/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Starting solids is an exciting time but one of stress for many parents. What foods to start with, what form should the food be in, allergies, choking risks…these are all worries that accompany this new stage in your baby’s life. Chase Simmering, mom of two and international food connoisseur, talks starting solids with an international perspective. Even [...]


    Get GMOs out of Infant Formula – Sign Petition to Similac (Abbott Laboratories)

    by Nicole on 4/22/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    GMOs—foods that have been genetically engineered by Monsanto and other chemical manufacturers—have never been adequately tested for long-term human health or environmental safety. Many ingredients used in infant formula, especially soy-based formula, are derived from GMO crops that have been genetically altered to internally produce pesticides or to be resistant to specific herbicides. Nobody should [...]

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    What’s for Supp brings the Seamless Web experience to home cooking

    by Nicole on 3/25/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    How many times have you really wanted to cook a great dinner for your family but before you know it, the day’s almost over, you know you have nothing in your fridge and the thought of the peak supermarket line makes you recoil with dread?  If you’re like me, this happens way more frequently than [...]


    BabyCakes on how to color frosting naturally

    by Nicole on 3/06/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We bake all the time and as I’m always trying to find new “healthy” recipes, I find it hard to frost and decorate without using traditional food coloring. Babycakes NYC on the Lower East Side is a destination for gluten-free, vegan, health-concious sweet lovers and has some great ideas on how to add color to your frosting [...]


    Can Certain Foods Increase My Milk Supply?

    by Nicole on 2/19/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    The more milk your baby takes (or you remove through milk expression), the more milk you make. Some mothers with ample milk may “think” their supply is low when in fact it is not. So before you take steps to improve your milk supply, talk with your health care provider to make sure it is [...]

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    Adventures with Food: Potato-Leek Soup

    by John on 2/10/13 | 4 Comment(s)

    My wife and I both work for the same college, and we have roughly equivalent schedules. Because of this, chores tend to get distributed evenly, at least in terms of quantity. We have, though, found some areas in which we each excel, which we’ll casually take the reins to do. One of the things I [...]


    Holistic Moms- New Chapter Debuts This Week

    by Nicole on 1/07/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    Are you interested in holistic health or living green? Maybe you want to learn more about it or are an expert in the field. Either way, you will probably find some other like minded moms at the newly formed Brooklyn (Williamsburg/Greenpoint) chapter of Holistic Moms Network!™. Holistic Moms Network!™ is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization connecting [...]