Better Food Choices Radio

19
Aug

There is an improved awareness in the school systems that healthier foods need to be on their menus.  Chef Carlino, who serves school lunches, reminded me of the obstacles in front of decision makers. So before you go storming in and demand better food for your kids, take a look at what these obstacles are; then make your move.

1. Food DIstributor’s make deals with food companies.  Food companies are known to off load their over-runs or soon to be out of date products to school lunch
distributors for pennies on the dollar.  This fits the school’s food budget.

2. Contracts with food distributors and food companies are made for multiple years.  In order to change the planned orders, these contracts have to be broken at
a price, or, they have to run their coarse.

3  Cafe managers and workers need to be educated about healthier products and menus.

Chef Carlino suggested that parents “create a demand, not a protest.” In other words, offer constructive practical solutions without being negative or angry.  A group of parents has more power than a single one so work together.  Talk to principal, supervisors, cafe managers in a helpful mode.

Number One way to change the system – don’t use it.  If most of the kids brought their own lunches to school, the school lunch program would fail – it could not survive.  Then the school would need redesign their school lunch program. You could be right there to help them!

Chef Carlino offers more helpful and delicious school lunch ideas in our interview with himClick HERE. to listen.

… for the health of your family,
ellen

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20
Apr

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Keep it simple.  Start with three, two or one pots, good organic soil, seeds and water.  That's it!  The soil is key to making gardening easy.  And, you must keep the soil moist.  No green thumbs required.  Jesse recommends that your first plants be lettuce, radishes, carrots, baby beets, potatoes… yes root vegetables as well. For herbs, first try thyme, rosemary, oregano, sage, basil, parsley and chives.  Don't expect your results to be perfect, just do it and keep trying.  Get you kids involved.  You'll find that when they grow it, they will eat it.  For more of our interview with food expert, chef, cookbook author and organic gardener, LISTEN HERE.

… for the health of your family,
ellen

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15
Apr

Book,150 Healthiest 15 Minute Recipes on Earth

When talking with whole food chef and author, Jeannette Bessenger, we picked 5 healthy recipes for kids from her book 150 Healthiest 15 Minute Recipes on Earth. One is the "Cheater Fajiter."  Fajitas have to be altered to meet the 15 minute deadline.  Another is the "Cocoa Oat Dreams" Hmmm good.  Find out more by listening to her interview on www.Better Food Choices Radio.  Click Here.

… for the health of your family,
ellen

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11
Apr

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GBOMBS are the essential foods you should eat for a strong immune system, says Dr. Joel Fuhrman.  Greens, Berries, Onions Mushrooms, Beans and Seeds.  Those who include these foods in their daily diet will be the ones with a disease fighting constitution.  (That include the cancer beast.)  Please, start serving your family GBOMBS daily now, young and old.  You be the smart ones and beat the odds. Here's how: Berries in smoothies, green mixed salads, saute onions and mushrooms with your entrees, include beans in your rice, chili, and other side dishes, snack on seeds.  Or, cook them all together as seen in this photo. There are so many ways to eat all of these foods.  Enjoy them and enjoy good health.  Turn your doctor a stranger seldom seen.

For more great information, listen to Dr. Fuhrman's interview: CLICK HERE

… for the health of your family,
ellen

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6
Apr

 

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No Kidding.  During today's podcast interview, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. explains why everything you eat/drink and digest during those years of rapid growth shapes the health of your DNA and so much more. And, he shares nutrient-packed fun recipes that work for his kids and their friends.  This is a passionate, helpful, and must listen to conversation. Click Here . Or, go to www.iTunes.com, Podcast, Better Food Choices, April 6, 2012 interview. Please listen,

… for the health of your family and you,
ellen

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