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Entries Tagged as 'school food'

How Many Birthday Cupcakes Can One Kid Eat?

March 8th, 2014 · 65 Comments · Call to Action

There will be some who will say that I’m trying to ruin birthdays, that I’m an out-of-season Grinch, my heart clearly two sizes too small (likely from lack of sugar and white flour, they’ll snidely surmise). There will be plenty who will point fingers at me and inquire why I think I should have the […]

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Healthy School Christmas Party = No Sugar for Kids? You Bet!

December 5th, 2013 · 10 Comments · Do It Yourself, Special Situations

It means a lot to my kids when I volunteer in their classrooms, and as a former teacher myself, I know it’s a great help to have extra adults coming in to help. I do really enjoy being back in the midst of the chaos, but I have a sneaky ulterior motive for signing up […]

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Do Real Food Moms Love Their Kids More?

October 4th, 2013 · 49 Comments · Kids in the Kitchen, Tips

“Everyone always has such junky food,” she lamented, shaking her head in dismay and disgust. “My friend packed THREE candies for lunch, and she ate them ALL – can you believe that, Mom?” True story. Those are real sound bytes out of the mouth of my 5-year-old kindergarten daughter, not a real foodie adult. As […]

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Healthy School Treat Ideas when You’re Not Allowed to Make “Homemade”

September 16th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Tips

As a former elementary school teacher, anything having to do with kids and healthy food grabs my interest and I get pretty passionate about it. Over the past few years, more and more schools are moving to a "no homemade" rule for community snacks, birthday treats, and parties. The reason isn’t to support the food […]

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Welcome!  Meet Katie.

I embrace butter. I make homemade yogurt. I eat traditional real food – plants and animals that God created, not products of plants where food scientists work. Here at Kitchen Stewardship, I share how I strive to be a good steward of my family's nutrition, the environment, and our budget, all without spending every second in the kitchen. Learn more about the mission of KS here.

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