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How to Get Kids to Eat Organic Greens

How to Get Kids to Eat Organic Greens

Now that many of my friends have young children, one thing that I hear from all of them is that “My kids won’t eat any green vegetables.” This doesn’t surprise me in the least because (a) most kids would rather have french fries than spinach or broccoli; and (b) they have to be taught to […]

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Now that many of my friends have young children, one thing that I hear from all of them is that “My kids won’t eat any green vegetables.”

This doesn’t surprise me in the least because (a) most kids would rather have french fries than spinach or broccoli; and (b) they have to be taught to like greens at a very, very early age. The good news is that there is an easy solution.

It is called Juicing. Read more »


RootDown LA: Reconnecting Youth in South Los Angeles to Farm-Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

RootDown LA: Reconnecting Youth in South Los Angeles to Farm-Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

If you haven’t watched Jamie Oliver’s keynote address at the recent TED conference, you need to.  The speech was an all-out assault on the food that Americans eat and how it is literally killing our population. It is a shame that we have to have someone who isn’t even a U.S. citizen give us a […]

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If you haven’t watched Jamie Oliver’s keynote address at the recent TED conference, you need to.  The speech was an all-out assault on the food that Americans eat and how it is literally killing our population.

It is a shame that we have to have someone who isn’t even a U.S. citizen give us a wake-up call but that is the dire situation we are in with our food system. The truth is that our government is failing us and not acting in our best interest when it comes to health.

One of the great things about doing this blog is that I get to publicize organizations who are working diligently to reverse this severe crisis we now face. One such group is called RootDown LA.

RootDown LA, a project of Community Partners, is a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles whose purpose is simple: to get kids reconnected to real, whole foods that are not processed nor laden with chemicals. Read more »


The Dirty Dozen: The Must-Have Organic Fruits and Vegetables

The Dirty Dozen: The Must-Have Organic Fruits and Vegetables

Each year the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting public health and the environment, puts out a list called the “Dirty Dozen”. What is this list?  It is a list of the most chemically-treated fruits and vegetables. EWG research “has found that the people who eat the 12 most contaminated fruits and […]

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Peach stock photoEach year the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting public health and the environment, puts out a list called the “Dirty Dozen”.

What is this list?  It is a list of the most chemically-treated fruits and vegetables.

EWG research “has found that the people who eat the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables consume an average of 10 pesticides a day.  Those who eat the 15 least contaminated conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables ingest fewer than 2 pesticides daily.”

In case you are shopping and can’t remember what is on the list, the basic rule of thumb is this: buy organic fruits or vegetables that have nothing to be peeled off before eating. Read more »