The Lunchbox Blueprint

School lunch is definitely a hot topic these days.  Recently I was a guest at a high energy Moms Night Out  and many of these super women were frustrated by schools’ lunch offerings and when lunch was packed at home, the pickiness factor of their kids!  A recent study published in the Journal of the […]

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Moms’ Burning Questions: Lunchtime Trades

I make my 7-year-old’s meals, including a packed lunch for school. I know I can’t be in control all the time, but how do I know she’s not eating other kids’ junk foods during lunch hour? The best way to find out if food items are being traded is to ask her.  I find that […]

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Moms’ Burning Questions: Processed Foods

I read a recent article in the New York Times Magazine about addictive junk foods and how bad they are, and I want to serve my kids less processed foods.  What alternatives do you suggest? At HealthBarn USA our mantra is to eat foods from nature.  We are all about natural foods made with natural […]

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Moms’ Burning Questions: Back-to-School Lunches

It’s hard to believe summer is already coming to a close, but next week kids are heading back to school in New Jersey.  Around the Barn, parents are aching to know: how can they pack easy, healthy lunches that their hungry kids will eat? There are plenty of tricks to help make packing a healthy […]

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The Eater’s Confession Booth: Back-to-School Lunch Anxiety

“My 10-year old daughter is a bit overweight.  I make a major effort to pack healthy lunches for her, but the challenge is that I can’t resist including some junky stuff (chocolate Kisses, Twix bars, marshmallows, cookies) in her lunchbox.  And this isn’t because my daughter asks for it; it’s because my own mom used […]

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