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    Ask The Expert!: Kids and Food

    by Sarah on 6/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Donna Fish, an expert on children’s relationship with food, gives it to us straight. Finally we have a resource not just for information, but for practical answers to our specific questions. So please send your questions to:  donna@donnafish.com.  THE BEIGE FOOD EATER Q:  My 2 and a half year old daughter who used to be […]

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    2014: The Year of Composting in NYC

    by John on 6/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It may be finally time to make it official: 2014 is The Year of Composting in NYC. The city’s pilot program is rapidly expanding its service area and many small businesses are developing products and services for transforming our waste into renewable energy and/or much-needed soil replenishment. It seems a consensus is growing among an ever-larger […]

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    How Much Milk Does My Kid Need?

    by Sarah on 5/29/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    We all know that drinking milk is important. It gives our kids the calcium and vitamin D they need. But I recently discovered that there’s such a thing as too much milk. So the question is, how much milk does my kid need? How do we maximize the benefits of drinking milk without causing the […]

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    Adventures with Food: Consider the Pickle

    by John on 5/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Let us take a moment to consider the pickle. In order to fully understand and perceive its wonder, I think we should first consider, if only for a sentence or two, its two most popular forms: the cucumber pickle and sauerkraut. The most common adjective for the cucumber would probably be “boring”—the cabbage, “stinky.” But […]

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    Adventures with Food: Nasturtiums, aka Eating Flowers

    by John on 5/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Now that the bulbs are blooming and the ground is moist, it’s finally time to plant! Generally speaking, the island that makes up Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island warms up about two weeks ahead of mainland New York, which means the last frost date usually falls somewhere around April 15 on any given year. Of […]

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    Meet the Doctors from Premier Pediatrics

    by A Child Grows on 5/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    An interview with Premier Pediatrics physician Dr. Deena Blanchard: Tell us about your practice: Premier Pediatrics has an office in Brooklyn and Manhattan with seven board-certified pediatricians. We have been providing state-of-the-art medical care combined with a focus on family-centered compassionate care for over 30 years. Recently, we renovated both our offices to create a […]

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    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, […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]