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Free Summer Food Service Program - Kids Eat Free This Summer

Many children in and around Austin participate in the free or reduced meals programs at their school. When school is over for the summer it can be an expensive time for many families.

Fortunately, many schools and organizations in and around Austin offer a Summer Food Service Program where children age 18 and under can visit a summer meal site throughout the summer while school is out of session to receive free meals, snacks and participate in fun activities. Read on for participating locations. 

By Birgit Sund on July 6, 2020

Food For Austin Families Fundraiser by Live Grow Play Austin Readers

Food For Austin Families Fundraiser by Live Grow Play Austin Readers
Last Saturday, the Central Texas Food Bank was able to provide food for 1,515 households at a special drive-thru food distribution in Austin. Do you know how long a car line of 1,515 households looks like? Read on and see for yourself, and join us in raising funds for the Central Texas Food Bank, as more food distributions like this are in the works and monetary donations are desperately needed.
By Birgit Sund on April 7, 2020

Cookbook for Austin Families from Austin Families

Cookbook for Austin Families from Austin Families
Are you running out of ideas for what to cook? Are you eating the same thing over and over and over again? Are you trying to eat healthier? Do you want to save money by not eating out or getting take-out? Are you looking for fun things to do with your kids and are ready to give family-cooking a try?

Let’s create a “Austin Families Cookbook - Recipes from Austin Families for Austin Families” together!
By Birgit Sund on March 27, 2020

How to Boost Your Immune System

Foods high in vitamins
Why is everybody stocking up on toilet paper instead of fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods? Why is nobody talking about boosting the immune system?

The reason why the elderly and people with underlying conditions or those who are immunocompromised are more at risk to be seriously affected by illnesses and diseases, is because they don’t have the ability to respond normally to an infection due to an impaired or weakened immune system.

Here’s what should be on your grocery list (this list is not exhaustive and foods listed may have multiple and additional benefits):

By Birgit Sund on March 13, 2020

German Christmas Traditions And How To Prepare For Christmas The German Way


Christmas is the most important and most celebrated holiday in Germany and is very much enjoyed by children and parents alike. However, the Holiday season and pretty much the entire month of December (even the last week of November) demands a lot from parents in Germany. Preparing for the festivities is very time consuming and due to extreme sugar consumption you’ll see more kids bouncing off the walls and driving their parents insane than in any other month – as the following Christmas traditions will attest.

By Birgit Sund on December 5, 2019

Eating Veggies Never Tasted So Good [Giveaway]


We all do it: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! 
But, is anybody screaming for vegetables? If you're screaming for this particular ice cream, then you actually are! And you will. 
We’ve tried it. And so can you (hint, hint: we have a giveaway…).
By Birgit Sund on May 9, 2019

National Event Series Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry Debuts in Austin


Eating for a good cause - can it get any better? Take your other half or your bestie on a 3-hour culinary trip and meet some of Austin's top chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and restaurant owners. 

Help make this event a success and support its mission to leave no kid hungry. Get your tickets and share the event with your friends. As a little Thank You: use our promo code to save 15% on your ticket (see bottom of the article for details). 
By Birgit Sund on January 31, 2019

$47 Worth Of Candy Chocolate With Raspberry Frosting Cake


Who doesn't love a $47 Worth Of Candy Chocolate With Raspberry Frosting Cake? We had many requests for the recipe, so here you go.

This may also be a fun activity to do with your kids, so get them involved!
By Birgit Sund on June 6, 2018

School Grants from Action for Healthy Kids - Calling All Parents


Are you looking for tips for healthy living at home and ways to reinforce those healthy habits at school? Apply for the Parents for Healthy Kids grant and start promoting school-based physical activity and nutrition initiatives!

Not sure what to do? Here are some ideas:

  • Help your school start or grow their school garden and use their harvested vegetables and fruit in the school kitchen or the cafeteria
  • Organize a sporting event or an event that includes healthy activities
  • Create a running group or some other group that supports physical activity
  • Raise money for playscapes and other play spaces at your child's school
  • Organize a field trip to local farms and food banks
  • Bring in nutritionists, farmers, doctors, nurses, or other professionals to talk about healthy foods and healthy living
And here's how to apply for the grant.
By Birgit Sund on April 12, 2018

Keep Your Child's Lunch Healthy With a Non-toxic Lunchbox [Giveaway]


So, we’ve been trying to stay away from plastic food containers for quite a while now. We store all our leftovers in glass containers (even in the freezer in tempered glass or glass specifically labeled for freezing), and have migrated to stainless steel lunch boxes and water bottles.
 
Why? Because plastic is poisoning our bodies and oceans. Doctors and researchers have linked chemicals in plastics, such as BPA (bisphenol-A) and phthalates, in numerous studies to hormone and thyroid problems, behavior issues, obesity, cancer, diabetes, asthma, even kidney and heart conditions. Here's what you can do.
By Birgit Sund on April 2, 2018

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