Tag Archive for kids

Bitsy’s Brain Food Taste Test

Eating Bitsy's Brain Food

Although I’m usually against food products specifically geared towards kids, I have to admit I was lured in by Bitsy’s Brain Food. The fun packaging and interesting veggie-and-fruit flavors (lemon-broccoli, orange-chocolate-beet, sweet potato-oatmeal-raisin, and zucchini-gingerbread-carrot) were intriguing. First Impressions We…

Lunch – the most important meal of the day

NO OFFENSE, BREAKFAST, you’re important too, but for kids in school Lunch has it all going on. Sure breakfast gets kids through the morning, but without a healthy lunch, kids just can’t function in the afternoon. Recently, I spent some…

Worst Food of the Week – Ice Pops

Summer’s here and if you have kids that means ice pops for every special occasion. And in the summer, special occasions abound: Memorial Day weekend, end of school parties, July fourth, every weekend with friends, family vacation, and “What the…

Worst Food of the Week: Yogurt Tubes

THERE ARE TWO REASONS YOGURT TUBES MAKE IT TO THE CTF WORST FOOD LIST. One: they contain additional ingredients not found in regular yogurt. Two: they are a huge rip-off. Ingredients In the best case (Stonyfield Farms Yokids Squeezers), you’re…

Worst Food of the Week: Fruit Snacks

DEAR EVERYONE: STOP GIVING KIDS FRUIT SNACKS AS IF THEY AREN’T GLORIFIED CANDY. The ingredients are so similar, the cost so much more, and these gummy globs of sugar are keeping kids from eating actual fruits. Think I’m overreacting? Read…

Why Nobody Needs Nutrition Labels

By Dr. Dina Rose A big thank you to Dr. Dina Rose for giving CTF permission to re-post this fabulous piece about nutrition labels. Dr. Rose is a food sociologist who writes It’s Not About Nutrition, a wildly informative blog…

A Good Ice Cream is Hard to Find

THIS MORNING, I READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE (RBGH OR RBST) IN BREYERS, HAAGEN-DAZS, AND BASKIN-ROBBINS ICE CREAM. It made me think about just how hard it is to find a good, real ice cream. Ice cream is…

Worst Food of the Week: Sunny D

SUNNY D JUST WENT GREEN. And while it is impressive that Sunny D ‘s six manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Spain went to zero waste this year – beating the company goal by three years – this faux juice…

Booklist: Chew on This

By Charles Wilson and Eric Schlosser In Chew on This, Schlosser, who wrote Fast Food Nation, teams up with Wilson to provide a look at the fast food industry in a book geared towards young adults. Focusing on fast food…

Worst Food of the Week: Pop-Tarts

YOU HAVE TO GIVE KELLOGG’S CREDIT. Through some sort of marketing magic, they’ve convinced everyone Pop-Tarts are a breakfast food. Now, if only we could get them to use that marketing magic for good and not junk food, we might…

Everything I needed to know I learned in kindergarten

Consume This First is excited to have another guest post from The Non-Toxic Mom. Be sure to visit her blog, where she blogs often and with enthusiasm about living a non-toxic lifestyle. AHH, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO…