Protein, Protein, Protein… What Does It Mean?

February 3, 2020

Around many dinner tables… all across America… parents are desperately trying to get their children to eat a balanced meal—consisting of fruits and vegetables, grains and proteins. Sometimes a little embellishment is thrown in to encourage more healthy choices: like…

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Explaining Healthy Eating To Your Children

May 7, 2019

Getting children to develop healthy eating habits can oftentimes be challenging. Toddlers are easily distracted. Some throw their food on the floor… Others may reject food all together, or insist on only eating plain pasta with grated cheese on top…

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Any Child Can Go Vegan (Or Vegetarian)—For Lunch

April 15, 2019

Some people think vegan and vegetarian are the same. So before we get into the merits of packing a vegan lunch for your child… let’s start with some definitions. This way, we can all be on the same page. And…

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preschool snacks

Need To Pack A Snack? Try These

April 1, 2019

At 8:29 every morning students at Oak Village Academy are engaged in free choice time or outdoor activities… And a minute later one of our teachers announces that it’s “snack time.” The students hear those words, and excitement immediately spreads…

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picky eaters

Lunch Strategies For Picky Eaters

March 23, 2019

We have the perfect eating solution for picky eaters. Wait for it… Wait for it… Almost there… Just repeat after us: “There’s no place like home… There’s no place like home.” Then click your heels three times, and remember that…

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new foods

Experiment With New Foods At Home, Then Pack Them For Lunch

February 19, 2019

Lunchtime is an exciting part of every day at Oak Village Academy. Students open their lunch boxes with a chorus of “ooh!” “yes!” and “my favorite!” Soon they are devouring all the yummy goodness packed by loved ones the night…

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