Category: Mealtime

Healthy feeding goes way beyond eating organically. We’ll steer you clear of the pesticides on your peaches and the toxins in your Tupperware.

School Lunch Ideas

School Lunch Ideas

Our favorite San Francisco nutritionist, Phyllis Timoll of Well Woman, shares her healthy tips and school lunch ideas. Get the most out of these tips by preparing meals using the right gear. Here are a few recommendations to get you started: Stainless Steel Bento Box; Stainless Steel Straw Sippy; Snack Cubes; Nesting Containers; Insulated Food Jar;… Read more »

These Chemicals Are Making Us Fat

Photo courtesy of Retha R. Newbold, NY Times. In January of 2013, Nicholas D. Kristof, of the New York Times, wrote a fascinating op-ed piece about the part that chemicals are playing in the obesity epidemic in America. What amazes me now, a year and half later, is that the dramatic evidence he laid out… Read more »

BPA: Not Just in Baby Bottles

I just went through my cabinets and threw away all of the plastic take out containers that I had been saving and reusing. Even more surprisingly, I got my mom to do the same. If you have ever been through my mom’s cabinets, you would probably think she had a business selling reused plastic takeout… Read more »

Eat Clean Food – Avoid Organophosphates

  Pesticides are poison.Conventional food is grown with pesticides. Pesticides are poison, they are meant to kill bugs and animals. In addition, they are linked to the development of cancer, such as childhood leukemia. The EPA states, “There is no safe level of pesticides, only those with an acceptable level of risk.” According to a… Read more »

Our Stolen Future

A year ago I read a book called Our Stolen Future, by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peterson Myers. The title conveys the book’s underlying message that the hormones in our environment will continue to wreak havoc on our reproductive systems, making it harder for us to conceive healthy offspring, and endangering the future… Read more »

Dangerous Allergies

Why Dangerous Allergies Have Become More Prevalent

Anyone with kids in preschool will notice the extreme avoidance of peanuts that’s mandated these days. Most of us also know kids with serious allergies, some that are even life threatening. This is a stark contrast to the PB&J school lunches I used to eat every day when I was little. Below we interview Dr. Larry… Read more »

The Case for Organic Meat

I am reading this wonderful book called “Anti Cancer: A new way of life”, written by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, a neuroscientist who recovered from brain cancer and then sought to find proven ways that changing his life and his environment could help to prevent a relapse. One of the MANY very interesting things I learned… Read more »

A Day Without Plastics

I recently read about a study where breast cancer cells were treated with chemotherapy. In the cases where there was an average presence of BPA in the blood, the cells showed no response to the chemo. Though, BPA was finally federally banned in baby bottles this year, it is still prevalent in many plastics we… Read more »

Should We Use Silicone to Feed Our Children?

We asked experts at the Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC) for their take on using silicone products around children. Dr. Sarah Evans, PhD MPH, from the CEHC shares her thoughts with us here: Food grade silicone is an FDA-approved synthetic rubber made of bonded silicon, a natural element found in sand and rock, and oxygen.  Silicone… Read more »

A Warm Family Meal for Fall

Like us, we know that many of you have been enjoying fun apple and pumpkin picking farm excursions with your little ones.  After coming inside from a long day outdoors, we want to make a meal that’s healthy, but also delicious and filling for the whole family. Our friends at share some great fall… Read more »