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How To Make Mealtime Healthy and Fun For Kids

Ahimsa colorful stainless steel dinnerware set for kids


Did you know
 that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), harmful chemicals found in plastic called Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) interfere with children's hormones, growth and brain development?

Did you know that more than 80% of baby and children's feeding products are plastic?

Did you know that by decreasing your child's exposure to these plastic chemicals, the level in their bodies can drop dramatically within just 3 days?

Read on and find out how.

By Birgit Sund on November 16, 2021

Fun And Versatile Backpacks And Lunchboxes For Back To School [Giveaway]

Hard to believe, but school starts in a couple of weeks! In case you're looking for a backpack or a lunchbox for your little ones, check out the super versatile backpacks and lunchboxes from Wanderwild.

Read more about Wanderwild and enter for a chance to win your own Wanderwild lunchbox!
By Birgit Sund on August 2, 2021

Food For Austin Families Fundraiser by Live Grow Play Austin Readers

Food For Austin Families Fundraiser by Live Grow Play Austin Readers
Back in May, we hosted our first Central Texas Food Bank fundraiser and we exceeded our goal, thanks to you. Unfortunately, the need for food now is even greater, so let's do it again!


During the holidays, when family meals are so central to our lives, thousands of our neighbors are still struggling to put food on the table. And the unprecedented demand of the past several months has strained the Central Texas Food Banks resources to the limit. This holiday season, the Food Bank will put food on the table for thousands of families. You can help. Give to the Central Texas Food Bank. Because, now more than ever, we're stronger together.

By Birgit Sund on December 1, 2020

Interactive Online Cooking Classes with Sticky Fingers Cooking [Free Classes]


Does your child like to cook or is your child interested in learning how to cook? Or do you want to involve your kids more in everyday housework and help you in the kitchen? Or are your own cooking skills rather mediocre and want someone else to take over 😉?

Here’s a way to inspire a love of healthy cooking in your child. Read on to learn more about interactive online cooking classes with Sticky Fingers cooking and how to register for free classes in August and September.

By Birgit Sund on August 17, 2020

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

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

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