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5 reasons to encourage your child to eat school lunch

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, particularly those in lower income communities, access to healthy foods remains a challenge. However, when it comes to building healthy, happy kids, proper nutrition is essential to helping them succeed later on in life. School lunch is important for student health and well-being because it ensures students have the nutrition they need throughout the day to learn. Kids’ minds and bodies are also constantly developing, so healthy habits developed in the school cafeteria directly impact future decisions.

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Monday 10/14/2019
Bring The Family Back To The Dinner Table With Five Quick Tips
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:40 am

(NAPSI)—With summer in the rearview mirror, school back in session and days getting shorter, it’s the perfect time to rethink your dinner routine.

Friday 10/11/2019
A Flavorful Fall Meal for the Entire Family
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When fall comes around, it brings many iconic flavors, festive traditions and family meals, along with cravings for warm, hearty dishes. For your next gathering of loved ones, whether it’s a special occasion, sporting event or simply spending quality time together, serve a classic comfort food perfect for a small crowd.

Thursday 10/10/2019
A Stuffed Tomato Snack
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:45 am

(Culinary.net) Whether you need a quick appetizer or something to snack on, these Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes make for an appealing bite.

5 Tips to Save at the Grocery Store
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:45 am

(Culinary.net) Among the many monthly expenses that are simply unavoidable, buying groceries is one of the few that's squarely in your own control. While it's a necessity you can't eliminate from your budget completely, there are some simple ways to save a few bucks during future grocery runs.

Family Favorites with a Blended Twist
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) If you are raising picky eaters, there's a cooking technique that makes some of kids' favorite foods - like burgers and nachos - more nutritious while still tasting delicious.

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Breakfast
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) Recipes that are both nutritious and flavorful can help bring your loved ones together at the family table. Power up your family meals with protein-packed dishes like Peanut Butter Breakfast Bread Pudding with Maple Peanut Sauce.

A Spooktacular Seasonal Treat
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Hay rides and pumpkin carving aren’t the only time-honored traditions of fall. This time of year also brings the opportunity to enjoy spooktacular and hair-raising seasonal treats.

Homemade Halloween Treats
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Culinary.net) Halloween calls for candies and treats of all kinds as trick-or-treaters roam neighborhoods, but don’t forget to stock your own snack supply with homemade goodies.

How to Bring a Restaurant Favorite Home
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Ever wonder about the secret to making your favorite restaurant’s ranch dressing? Look no further – the secret could be Hidden Valley® Ranch Seasoning Mix. In fact, more than half of all restaurants that use a ranch seasoning mix use Hidden Valley Ranch signature buttermilk seasoning mix to provide a distinctive house-made taste. Those who enjoy freshly made ranch at their favorite eateries can recreate this great flavor in the comfort of their homes.

A Creative Twist on Halloween Carvings
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When it comes to Halloween, carving the same pumpkin designs each year can become routine. This year, save a pumpkin and carve your spooky masterpiece into a watermelon instead.

A Festive Fall Treat
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Culinary.net) This ultimate fall dessert is filled with caramel sauce, topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting and drizzled with even more caramel sauce. Family and friends can enjoy every morsel of this moist, autumn-themed cake.

Sweet Shortcuts
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) No matter the season or the reason, no party is complete without dessert. The trick to making the most out of your celebrations is finding ways to trim your kitchen time so you can enjoy the festivities, without sacrificing quality or flavor in your favorite sweet treats.

A DIY Halloween Creation
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When it comes to family fun, it’s hard to beat Halloween, and with all the candy flying around, it’s an opportunity to add something nutritiousand delicious to festive celebrations.   

Wednesday 10/09/2019
How Americans Get Enough Protein While Eating Less Meat
Updated: October 11, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re eating meat on a daily basis, it appears you may be in the minority—according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans examined respondents’ eating habits and found that less than half (47 percent) said meat is a major part of their diet.

Monday 10/07/2019
Watch this love story unfold from the beginning [Video]
Posted: October 07, 2019

Wednesday 10/02/2019
Making Birthday Celebrations Even Better
Updated: October 05, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Birthdays: we all have them, and we all have a chance to make them memorable for the people we care about. From unique ideas for celebrating to top birthday gifts at any age, here are some ways to put the happy in these special occasions, turning every birthday into a “birthYAY!”

Making Birthday Celebrations Even Better
Updated: October 06, 2019 - 3:10 am

(NAPSI)—Birthdays: we all have them, and we all have a chance to make them memorable for the people we care about. From unique ideas for celebrating to top birthday gifts at any age, here are some ways to put the happy in these special occasions, turning every birthday into a “birthYAY!”

5 Steps for Better Meal Prep
Updated: October 08, 2019 - 3:06 am

(Culinary.net) Eating healthier and saving time around the house are common goals for many families, and there’s one solution that can help attain both: meal-prepping. By planning and preparing meals in advance of each week, you can practice better portion control while creating free time for normally hectic mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Busy Season Solutions
Updated: October 08, 2019 - 3:06 am

Quick and tasty meals and snacks

A Fruity, Frosted Dessert
Updated: October 08, 2019 - 3:06 am

(Culinary.net) If you need a recipe idea for your ripened bananas, try this Frosted Banana Cake recipe. A moist but not overly sweet cake bursting with banana flavor paired with a cream cheese frosting may be your new favorite.

Ethnic Dishes to Celebrate Diversity
Updated: October 08, 2019 - 3:06 am

(Family Features) Incorporating the tastes and traditions of Hispanic-style cuisine into at-home meals is as simple as choosing your favorites, preparing with quality, authentic ingredients and watching your family devour them.

Tuesday 10/01/2019
Delicious And Memorable Bites For Every Occasion
Updated: October 03, 2019 - 2:48 am

(NAPSI)—Throughout the holiday season, there’s a wealth of occasions and reasons to get together with loved ones—from classic celebrations to fun traditions. Whether you’re having family over for a pumpkin carving party, hosting this year’s Friendsgiving pot-luck dinner or coordinating an all-night holiday movie marathon with friends, Lindsay® Olives are an excellent food to help make each occasion delicious, memorable and, most importantly, not boring.

Thursday 09/26/2019
Tailgating 101: Recipes for Success
Posted: September 26, 2019

(StatePoint) Before the action and drama on the field comes the action in the stadium lot, and if you’re looking to be the most valuable player of the tailgate party, college football legends say it’s all about the food, friends, and fans.

Wednesday 09/25/2019
7 Dishes Perfect for Game Day
Updated: September 30, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Culinary.net) Fried, grilled, baked or slow-cooked, game day dishes come in all flavors and textures so everyone comes out a winner. Try these classic ideas and new spins to take your home-gate to the next level.

Make Family Meals Matter
Updated: September 30, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) For busy families, finding time to eat together isn’t always easy, but coming together around the dinner table regularly isn’t just about keeping hungry bellies full. Family meals nourish the spirit, brain and overall health.

Friday 09/20/2019
5 tips for hosting an award-winning viewing party
Posted: September 20, 2019

(BPT) - Whether it’s the long-awaited premiere of your favorite drama, the return of a hyped reality series, or this season’s big award show, there’s always a reason to gather your friends around a screen for a viewing party!

Spice Up Your Life With Easy-To-Enjoy Jambalaya
Updated: September 24, 2019 - 2:47 am

(NAPSI)—For a fast, easy and delicious one-pot meal, few dishes can beat a jambalaya. Created by the unique blend of cultures that make up New Orleans cuisine, jambalaya is both satisfying and simple to make using whatever you happen to have on hand (thus excellent for that “end-of-week-clean-out-the-fridge-meal”). Known for its bold flavor and versatility, there’s no wrong way to make this crowd-pleaser.

Wednesday 09/18/2019
Get Back into the Swing of Dinnertime
Updated: September 23, 2019 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) After juggling work, school, extracurricular activities, homework and preparing dinner, getting back into a weeknight routine may feel impossible.

5 Tips for a Tasty Tailgate
Updated: September 23, 2019 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Casual and diehard sports fans alike can all agree one of the best parts of game day is the tailgate. Whether you’re heading to the game to take part in the action or tuning in on the big screen, you can light up the scoreboard this season with these tips for a fun, easy and downright tasty tailgate (or home-gate).

Get Creative with a School Lunch Favorite
Updated: September 23, 2019 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Getting back in the swing of the school year routine can be hectic. With the right ingredients, though, lunchtime doesn’t have to be.

Peanut-Powered Protein
Updated: September 23, 2019 - 2:49 am

Nutritious ideas for flavor-filled family meals

Add Mexican Flair to Game Day Favorites
Updated: September 23, 2019 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Football season, for many people, is just as much about the food as it is about the action. No matter who’s playing and whether you’re at a tailgate or living room watch party, one thing is for sure: football and flavor go hand-in-hand.

A Sweet, Chocolaty Dessert
Updated: September 23, 2019 - 2:49 am

(Culinary.net) When it comes to dessert, it’s hard to beat chocolate as the main ingredient for dishes of all kinds. Add a twist to your next treat with the sweet taste of caramel in this Chocolate Caramel Pie.

Tuesday 09/17/2019
Celebrate Oyster Season In The Heart Of South Carolina’s Lowcountry
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 2:52 am

(NAPSI)—There’s no place to experience the culture and taste of South Carolina’s famous oysters like on the Lowcountry Oyster Trail. Headquartered in the historic riverfront community of Bluffton, S.C., the Lowcountry Oyster Trail offers an immersive culinary experience not found anywhere else in the region. Visitors get an in-depth exploration of S.C.’s magical mollusks while sampling both the wild harvested kind and commercially grown single selects.

Friday 09/13/2019
Foodies Flock To Old World Pepperoni℠ And Spark Heated Pepperoni Pizza Debate
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 2:42 am

(NAPSI)—Pepperoni is America’s most popular pizza topping, with 53 percent listing it as one of their top 3 favorites, according to a YouGov survey.

Wednesday 09/11/2019
How to host the perfect girls’ night in
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 2:52 am

(BPT) - You’re going to have the house all to yourself, so you’ve invited your best girlfriends over for a fun night in — but what next? You want to make the most of this occasion. To make the night really special, you’ll need to pull together a few key ingredients.

Bigger, Better Breakfast Bites
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:56 am

(Culinary.net) If you need an on-the-go breakfast option, wake up your morning with bacon, eggs and a biscuit in these simple, tasty Breakfast Sandwiches.

10 Tips to Recognize Ripe Fruits
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:56 am

(Culinary.net) Keeping fresh fruit around the house provides a healthier alternative when your sweet tooth comes calling. Understanding how and when to buy at the peak of ripeness (or just before, in some cases) can help you avoid food waste while keeping your doctor happy.

Family Meals Matter
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:56 am

(Family Features) For busy families, finding time to eat together isn't always easy, but coming together around the dinner table regularly isn't just about keeping hungry bellies full. Family meals nourish the spirit, brain and overall health.

Monday 09/09/2019
Are You Ready for Tailgating Season?
Posted: September 09, 2019

(StatePoint) Firing up the grill is a year-round pastime for many, especially in fall, when tailgating takes over stadium parking lots nationwide.

Friday 09/06/2019
An Out-Of-This-World Collectors’ Edition
Updated: September 10, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NAPSI)—It was “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. Now, half a century after the first Moon landing, you can hold some of the wonder of it all in your hand with a set of commemorative stamps.

Wednesday 09/04/2019
Give Your Keto Diet A Kick Four Ways
Updated: September 07, 2019 - 2:38 am

(NAPSI)—When you’re looking to add some excitement and variety to your Keto routine, Lindsay Olives are the answer. Loaded with antioxidants, healthful fats and important phytonutrients, olives add a nutritious boost and savory goodness to just about anything.

5 Steps to Grill Vegetables
Updated: September 09, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Culinary.net) Burgers, brats, steak, chicken, pork chops and all the flavors of fresh meat get all the love on the grill, but a well-rounded meal calls for sides and veggies.

Take Down a Tantalizing Tailgate
Updated: September 09, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) Whether you prefer watching your favorite teams in-person or on TV, tailgate season means it's time to break out your party's favorite foods from appetizers and snacks to all-out meals.

Friday 08/30/2019
Bring Your A-Game With this Tailgating Recipe for the Grill
Posted: August 30, 2019

(StatePoint) Want to bring your A-game to tailgating season? For a winning strategy, you’re going to need the right grill and great recipes.

Wednesday 08/28/2019
Fall in love with cool-weather gardening for a healthy, hefty homegrown harvest
Updated: October 12, 2019 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Shorter days and cooler temperatures mean gardeners everywhere can flex their green thumb that much longer to squeeze every last moment out of the growing season.

Go FIGure! New Ways To Enjoy Figs
Updated: August 31, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—A marvelous enhancement to almost any sweet or savory dish, California Figs—either fresh or dried—are a fruit not to be missed. Figs make it easy to be a better cook. So does a new cookbook.

Celebrate Plant-Based Alternatives
Updated: August 30, 2019 - 2:57 am

(Family Features) World Plant Milk Day on Aug. 22 is a day to celebrate plant-based alternatives to dairy milk – from soya to oats to cashew nuts to hemp, the diversity of vegan milks continues to grow. However, milk isn’t the only dairy product with plant-based alternatives.

A Classic Staple for Family Meals
Updated: September 02, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Every day seems to bring a new food trend, and while it can be tempting to go all-in on the latest craze to hit the shelves, there are lots of tried-and-true foods that still deserve a place at the table. One of those is real, wholesome dairy milk.