Healthy Habits is coming to a school near you!

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Starting in early March, members of the Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team have been heading out to share our nutrition education program, Healthy Habits, with New York City students. It has already proved to be an incredibly rewarding experience for both the students and teachers!
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MDIO March Giveaway


Happy March everyone! A few of our recent posts were written about traveling. I recently traveled to Peru with my family and wrote a few months ago on the importance of healthy eating while on-the-go. So, to continue this theme of eating while traveling, I wanted to host a giveaway!
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What Kind of Candy Mom Are You?

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Considering that it was Halloween last week, you can just imagine how many people—friends, family members, clients, and colleagues alike—asked me: “Just what are you going to do with all the candy your kids collect?” Click to read more...!
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Cookie Comparison: Which Cookie Should You Feed Your Children? & Giveaway!


  Check out Laura’s review of four popular cookie brands to find a great, kid-friendly cookie! Click the photo above or here to view. While we’re talking about feeding our children, we have a fun giveaway to share with our readers! We’re giving away an adorable Planet Box Shuttle Lunch Box, perfect for school and on-the-go lunches. You can learn more about this great product by clicking here. To Enter: You must be a subscriber of Mom Dishes It Out (which [...]
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Lemon Cake

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INGREDIENTS Cake: Cooking spray 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 3 large eggs 1 cup nonfat buttermilk 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon rind 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Icing: 3 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 tablespoon lemon rind 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice Lemon rind strips (optional) DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat [...]
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Understanding the USDA’s Smart Snacks Rule


The USDA has recently published new rules on July 28, 2013, regarding the nutrition standards for competitive foods sold on school campuses. Basically, these rules will set higher nutrition standards for food items that are not necessarily considered part of the School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program. This means that food sold in vending machines or at bake sales on campus will have higher health standards than ever before.
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