Kids, Label Power and the New FDA Rules

As a food educator, I see a lot of extreme reactions from kids. They might squeal with delight at the sour tang of a lemon, or groan in dismay when the cocoa powder they assumed would be sweet turns out to taste as bitter as black coffee. In one of my favorite moments...

Summertime Dinner Party

I cook a lot. Almost every meal in fact, for my husband and 5 year old daughter, Ruby. Our dinners aren’t always lavish affairs- usually not, in fact- but my daughter likes to make place cards, and my husband likes to light the candles, and me… well I just...

Tasting Biodiversity

Here at Spoons Across America, we talk a lot about food and food news. What caught my attention recently was a conversation about agricultural biodiversity from journalist Simran Sethi. She writes and speaks widely about conserving biodiversity in global agriculture...

Discovering & Developing Taste

I’m just finishing my 14th year of feeding kids lunch. This is amazing to me.  To think that it has already been over 15 years since I took early retirement from “The Corporate World” is absolutely unbelievable to me.  Feeding kids is the most rewarding work I’ve ever...
Sustainable Eating on a Budget

Sustainable Eating on a Budget

Make your own. When you buy processed foods, you are paying for packaging, pesticides, and transportation. By replacing store-bought items with homemade counterparts, you can save huge amounts of money and enjoy the privilege of knowing exactly what went into your...