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According to a recent Consumer Reports study, the tuna fish sandwiches that so many of our children eat for lunch every day may be putting them at risk for ingesting dangerously high levels of mercury. more »

Health

Girl-Scouts

Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines

Girl Scout cookies can be purchased at thousands of cookie booths throughout central and eastern North Carolina now through March 1. Pick up a few boxes of these favorite sweet treats for your neighborhood Super Bowl party. more »

Dining

cranberry cocktail

www.marthastewart.com

Two recipes for mocktails that will make any holiday party more festive. more »

Recipes

Are Your Kids Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables?

A new strategy for parents to motivate their children to eat nutritiously. more »

Fit Family Challenge

hungry globetrotter

www.monicabhide.com

Experience food from around the world with the Hungry Globetrotter. more »

Family

frozen herbs

thereshegrowsagain.com

Extend the life of fresh herbs by freezing them. more »

Dining

Amy's Mac and Cheese

www.amys.com

Amy's Organics offers a wide variety of healthy frozen meals that kids are sure to love. more »

Dining

smoothie

secretdiaryofarookierollergirl.com

Your kids will love this sweet smoothie packed with fruits and a healthy green veggie! more »

Family

Peanut Butter Bites

crackercrumbchaos.blogspot.com

This easy recipe allows kids to help in making their own snack. more »

Family

Grilled nuggets

Gluten Freeville

Chick-fil-A adds grilled chicken nuggets to its kid's menu. more »

Health

Freshalicious

motherofpearlitis.net

Freshalicious, a cookbook focused on eating fresh, local foods offers tasty, dairy-free recipes. more »

Dining

Rush Hour cookbook

newbookjournal.com

Snack mixes make a great holiday treat. This is a yummy version with dried fruit and nuts. more »

Family

TGIF steak

TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays offers a satisfactory dining experience. more »

Dining

Pita Pizzas

ncfitclub.net

Celebrate National Pizza Month with a simple, tasty pizza. more »

Family

Pizza book

Headchefs

New Headchef tools make cooking fun and interactive for the whole family. DEADLINE to ENTER giveaway is 10/10. more »

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kids eat free

deliciousdiva.com

Check out this list of restaurants where your kids can eat for free! more »

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Red Robin Burger

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Red Robin delivers quality service and food at affordable prices. more »

Family

Planet Box

planetbox.com

Packing a waste free lunch saves money and protects the planet! more »

Ages & Stages

apple fries

Burger King

Fast food chains are offering healthier options for kids, but most meals are still quite high in calories. more »

Health

farmers market

Chip Henderson

Shopping local Farmers Markets gives you access to the season’s best crops more »

Family