DV: Ridgewood HealthBarn Offers Yummy Winter Food Programs

“When you’re a parent, you don’t want to be the food police.” Antine said. “It’s stressful. That little person can tell you they don’t want to eat this and they don’t want to eat that. And then you find yourself in goldfish and chicken-nugget land … because you just can’t bear to hear, ‘No, no, […]

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New Year Meal Planning!

Meal Planning 101! The New Year is the perfect time to create new habits!  If making sure that you and your family eat healthy tops your resolution list, learning how-to meal plan is a must to succeed!  I plan the nutritious meals for 50+ kids, ages 3-12, each week for the classes at HealthBarn USA, […]

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Get Your Kids Healthy this New Year!

It’s a New Year and It’s All About Doing More Good Things! At HealthBarn USA our #1 priority is teaching children and families how-to live a healthy-lifestyle through a fun, hands-on experience.  No matter where you are in your journey to be healthy, now is the time to embrace new concepts and put them into […]

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Gifts Worth Giving This Holiday Season!

It’s The Giving Season! At HealthBarn USA we are all about giving the gift of learning about living a healthy lifestyle to children and families and we do this by providing a fun and entertaining experience.  As you get bombarded with emails about special offers on electronics, clothing and toys, please consider giving an experience!  We asked our HealthBarn […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Making Herb-Infused Oil

Making this herby olive oil is a fun activity to do with kids because it’s simple to do but makes a delicious, sophisticated oil for dipping, drizzling, and gifting!  It’s so pretty that it can even serve as a decoration for your countertop.  Kids will learn about herbs and how they add flavor to food. […]

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How-to Start an Organic Veggie Garden!

It’s Sunny and Warm… It’s Garden Time!  At HealthBarn USA we are all about sharing important information about living a healthy-lifestyle, so you too can bring these exciting concepts home to your family!  I’ve been teaching the Organic Veggie 101 Workshop at the Barn to many first time gardeners and I’m excited to report that […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Solar Ovens

The sun is the source of most energy on earth, including energy from wind and waves.  Plus it provides a natural source of vitamin D for our bodies.  This activity introduces kids to the power of solar energy in an easy-to-understand way.  They’ll learn how the energy of the sun can be used to heat […]

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Hands-On Recipe: Yum! Yum! Dumplings

Spring is here marking the time to plant zucchini!  It’s a member of the squash family and it’s one of those veggies that is easy to grow and just keeps giving at harvest time!  Kids love it because it doesn’t have a strong taste, making it easy to incorporate into stir-frys, breads and cupcakes (Chocolate […]

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Hands-On Recipe: Tilapia Fish Sticks

Parents are always looking for ways to get their kids to eat more protein.  I have found the perfect hands-on recipe solution that kids love while providing them with a lean protein source and healthy fat to boost their brain power — Tilapia Fish Sticks! Remember those frozen fish sticks circa 1975?  Well skip the […]

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Tips for National Nutrition Month

Happy National Nutrition Month!  Here at the barn we know that eating a variety of foods is one of the keys to a healthy diet.  Everyone who has experienced HealthBarn USA will agree:  You can argue, lecture, bribe, beg and threaten at the dinner table, but there is a better way to get kids to […]

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