Grow Me Something, Mister!

Local kids plant gardens, raise chickens to create a more sustainable way of life  After Hurricane Katrina tore through Corrie Spano’s neighborhood in 2005, she found herself waiting in line with what seemed l...

Diversifying the Plate of Picky Eaters 

Take baby steps to establish a new food routine  Michelle Bullock knows a thing or two about picky eaters. Her two-year-old son, Ronald, has a few favorite foods, but the Lakeview mom wishes he would add a li...

Nola Family’s Weekend Family Fun Guide

Nola Family Magazine’s Guide to Weekend Family Fun! Friday, March 24 Louisiana Crawfish Festival, Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, Chalmette. Families will enjoy local food, music, rides and arts and crafts ...

King (and Queen) Cake Round-Up

You know your king cakes, you think. but we’ve rounded up a few ones that maybe you should try- you have ‘til the 28th to officially binge on king cake in New Orleans! Classic King Cake in New Orleans Hay...

Packing A Safe School Lunch

A study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that more than 90 percent of sack lunches were kept at unsafe temperatures, exposing children to foodborne illnesses. Even lunches that included ice...

Nighttime Schedules And Picky Eaters

Written by The Parenting Center Q: My 15-month old wants to—and does—go to bed by 7 every night. I’ve shied from taking her to evening activities (dinners with friends, special events, etc) to respect her bedt...

Maintaining A Healthy Weight For Children

 Written by Kim Hemenway M.S., L.D.N., R.D.      A weighty topic Helping children maintain a healthy weight bodes well for their future It used to be, an overweight chi...

Juicing: What You Need To Know To Get Started

We have all heard of people juicing to loose weight. Juicing can be so much more! There are juices to gain energy, to improve brainpower, to boost immune system, to aid digestion, and improve their skin. While ...

Involving Children In The Kitchen

One of the best gifts you can give your child is to teach him or her that healthy food takes planning and preparation. It is my belief that children should know about food and should learn how to handle and to ...

Healthier Diets Yield Better Behavior

Children are dynamic creatures and their development is the product of multiple factors, including innate temperament (nature) and environmental factors such as discipline (nurture). The connection between nutr...