October 2016

Healthy Foods Cube – Free Printable Activity

Fun activity with kids and students to educate about Healthy Foods of each category! See activity instructions below. Enjoy!



Download PDFs:

Colored version: cube_healthy_food_color_full

Black & White version: cube_healthy_food_blackwhite_full


Drinking water

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Mini Eggplant Pizzas


Mr. eggplant is back! Now, as Mini eggplant pizzas! It’s quick, easy, creative and delicious!

Eggplant Pizzas

Check out the recipe video from my fussy eater below. Enjoy!

Which is healthier: Hot Cereal or Cold Cereal?


Whole unprocessed oats are better for you as it takes longer to digest (steadier rise on blood sugar) compared to Cheerios and other processed cereals which are rapidly digested, creating a spike on blood sugar which doesn’t last through morning.

On the article, Dr. Mozaffarian also mentions about a practical way to choose healthful whole grain products: look for products with a total carbohydrate-to-fiber ratio that’s less than 10 to 1 (which means products with less total carbohydrate and more fiber are better).

List of Prohibited Ingredients by NYC School Food

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This is a list of prohibited food additives of School Food in NYC. Although these additives are approved by FDA for consumption, they aren’t necessarily essential or nutritious in a diet. For some of these additives, there are studies showing that they can even be harmful to our health and/or the environment in the long run. For example, processed/ cured meats (e.g. ham, hot-dogs, sausages) which have sodium nitrate are considered as carcinogenic by WHO (IARC).

This list can be a helpful guide for you and your family to shop and consume more nutritious and safer foods.

In Coal Country, Farmers Get Creative To Bridge The Fresh Produce Gap – NPR


It’s impressive the efforts of farmers trying to provide healthy food and facilitate access to groceries in West Virginia food deserts through agriculture training and mobile farmer’s market. However, there is an important aspect that need to be solved: unemployment.


Balanced and nutritious lunch box idea:

  • Carbs: Brown Rice
  • Protein: Lean Beef (Eye of Round), Mushroom
  • Veggies and Fruits: Lettuce, Tomato, Beet, Grape
  • Dairy: Egg, Low-fat Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • Oil: Olive oil (good fat – rich in monounsatured fat)
  • Seasoning: Lemon juice, salt and black pepper.


Food Inspiration: School Food

#School Lunch from a #Middle School in #Korea.
Photo: @hi_misan (on Instagram)

#fruitsalad #chicken #rice #fishcake #soup #steamedbuns #hellokitty #kimchi #fruit #salad #veggies #koreanfood #healthyfood #nutritious #meals #kids #students #cafeteria #nutrition

Rooftop Farm in NYC


Check out Brooklyn Grange‘s timelapse video on how they started their rooftop farm:

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