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Food Themes in Children’s Books What's Cooking?

Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada Photo: Janet Fotheringham    My mother has given me many gifts. Two of them are a love of reading and an appreciation for good, homemade, simple food. I have fond memories of time spent in the kitchen with my mom, especially baking bread and cookies. I also remember cooking with my grandmother, learning how to make her special cakes....

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My First LLL Meeting and a Cookie Recipe What's Cooking?

Katja Leccisi, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada   My daughter was born healthy, albeit a couple of weeks early and a little small. There was no question whatsoever as to whether I would breastfeed her. She latched on nicely right after birth. We were off and running! Things got a little more difficult, but I persevered through blocked ducts and a full-blown mastitis. I had to see a...

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No Added Sugar What's Cooking?

Anna Gladstone-Buchanan Sugar is BAD for us. You cannot escape this message in the media about how sugar addiction is harming us and our children. Sugar consumption has been linked to everything from obesity and dental caries, to cancer and heart disease. We are starting to understand. Take a look at the food section of the bestseller lists to see how popular books are that focus on sugar-free,...

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How To Feed Your Kids What's Cooking?

Annie Brown Photo Michele OConnor Book review How to Feed Your Kids Feeding a healthy young infant is pretty straightforward: he shows hunger cues; you breastfeed him. You know that your breast milk is the healthiest choice for him, but once that cherubic little nurser grows older, figuring out the best approach to feeding him healthy foods becomes more complex. Babies’ bodies mature at different...

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Let Your Child Eat! What's Cooking?

Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN Photo: Kelly Sijapati, Illinois, USA Most parents worry about how much their children eat. How do we take the pressure off and foster a healthy relationship with food?  Did you know that healthy babies are born with an innate ability to know how much food they need? Breastfeeding your baby, you have most likely learned to be aware of her needs, by being responsive, feeding her on...

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Mood Foods What's Cooking?

Photos: courtesy of Michele O’Connor, Guiseley, Yorkshire, UK Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.   Eating for a good mood After the birth of your baby you will be doing a great job making milk for your baby. You will want to feed yourself well too, to stay healthy and well...

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Lentil Loaf What's Cooking?

Hannah McKenzie, Cary, North Carolina, USA   Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.   Lentil loaf is a savory go-to meal made with simple flavorful ingredients for our vegan friendly family. It lends itself to substitutions or additions depending on what vegetables or fruits are available and in season. Canned or...

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Flapjack What's Cooking?

Oats are low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol and sodium. They are a good source of dietary fiber, thiamin, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus, and a very good source of manganese. Importantly flapjacks are one of La Leche League mothers’ favorite snacks to share at LLL meetings. This recipe is from Johanna Rhys-Davies, an LLL Leader from Silsden, West Yorkshire, UK, who has...

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