Welcome to Nourishing the Next Generation Newsletter. This site is an archive site. The newsletter was designed for grandmothers and grandfathers who care for a child (or children) of any age: infants through teens. Others who may be interested include other family members, many child care providers, neighbors and friends. Dr. Mary Meck Higgins and Graduate Student, Priscilla Brenes had this article published in The Journal of Extension related to this newsletter. Designing Education Newsletter Interventions: An Example That Supported Grandfamilies Physical Wellness Needs.
February / March 2016 CONTENTS: Impacts of this Newsletter: Survey Results, Raising Healthy Easters, Tips for Feeding 'Picky' Young Eaters
December 2015 / January 2016 CONTENTS: Nourishing the Grandkids with Between-Meal Snacks, Increasing Indoor 'Active Time', Using Cost-Cutting Foods in Tasty Meals and Snacks
October / November 2015 CONTENTS: Do-It-Yourself Frozen Dinners, Make-Ahead Broccoli, Rice and Chicken Casserole
August / September 2015 CONTENTS: Is Your Grandbaby Ready for More than Formula?, Teaching Babies and Toddlers to Feed Themselves, Is It Done Yet? Cook Food Safely!
June / July 2015 CONTENTS: Older Newsletters are Online, Please Watch for a Mailed Survey from Us, Thirsty? Make the Best Beverage Choices Often, Nutty Cole Slaw with Peaches
March / April / May 2015 CONTENTS: Growing Vegetables or Herbs at Home, Kids Benefit when Offered a Variety of Foods, Crunchy Baked Kale Chips
January / February 2015 CONTENTS: Want to Feel Happier, Look Better and Be Healthier?, Plan for Nourishing Snacks, Reflecting on New Year's Resolutions
November / December 2014 CONTENTS: Help your youngsters learn to love a variety of foods, Wishing You Joyful Holidays and a Happy New Year!, Fall Harvest Soup Recipe
September / October 2014 CONTENTS: A Healthy Mouth for Baby, Help Young Athletes Make Healthful Food Choices, MyPlate Dietary Advice for Kids Ages 2 and Older
July / August 2014 CONTENTS: Physical Activity Is Fun For Your Family,Delicious, Nutritious and Affordable Veggies, Lentil Veggie Soup recipe
May / June 2014 CONTENTS: Choosing Healthful and Affordable Foods, In the Kitchen with Kids, Grow Some Vegetables with Container Gardening
February / March 2014 CONTENTS: Preventing Kids from Choking on Foods, Kids Eating Twice Too Many Empty Calories, Noisy Nutty Chocolate Monkey Treats
December 2013 / January 2014 CONTENTS: Easy, Tasty, Healthy: Simple Recipe Substitutions, For Festive Feasts and Happy Holidays, Keep Food Safety in Mind
October / November 2013 CONTENTS: Serving Child-Friendly Veggies and Fruits, Towards More Healthful Snacking, Let's Move -- Often and More!
August / September 2013 CONTENTS: Sports, Supplements and Nutrition, Baby's First Foods, Recipe for Healthful "Fast Foods"
June / July 2013 CONTENTS: Offering 'Rainbows' at Meals, Snacks, Rethinking Your Family Meal, Health Is More Important than Weight
April / May 2013 CONTENTS: Healthful Breakfasts, Healthy Grandkids, Mini Gardening using Containers, Recipe: Fruit Smoothie
March 2013 CONTENTS: Dietary Fiber Makes a Difference, Lead the Way: Creating a Relaxed Family Mealtime Experience, Kitchen Time Together Promotes Bonding and Fun
January / February 2013 CONTENTS: Add more Veggies to your Family Meals, Managing "Picky Eater Syndrome", Recipe: Cold Pocket Sandwiches
November / December 2012 CONTENTS: A Spotlight on School Lunches, Prepare Now to Keep Food Safe during a Storm, Feed Your Young One Independence
September / October 2012 CONTENTS: Start Every Day the Whole Grain Way, Vary Your Fruits and Vegetables, No-Cook Banana Nut Balls
July / August 2012 CONTENTS: Tips for Picnics, Cookouts, Camping, Outdoor Parties; Frozen Fruit Cup Snacks
May / June 2012 CONTENTS: Teaching Youngsters to "Eat Smart"; Food-Safe Families Wash Often; New Foods? Be a Taste Buddy!
February / March 2012 CONTENTS: Attention Grandparents Raising Grandchildren!; Excellent Eggs; Easy Hard-boiled Eggs
December 2011 / January 2012 CONTENTS: Help your Grandchild Eat Enough Iron; Homemade Holiday Gift Idea: Dry Food Mixes; Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars
October / November 2011 CONTENTS: Be Smart with Healthy Snacks; Getting the Benefits of Breakfast; Try These Fun Snacks; Banana or Blueberry Blast Smoothie
August / September 2011 CONTENTS: "MyPlate" Replaces the MyPyramid Symbol; Beverages, Foods Protect against Dehydration; Grandchildren and Body Weight
June / July 2011 CONTENTS: Juicy Yogurt Ice Pops; Plan for Active Family Fun, Good Foods This Summer; Sports Nutrition Improves Athletic Performance
April / May 2011 CONTENTS: Keep preferences in mind when preparing and serving food for youngsters; Gardening with Children and Teens; Remember Food Safety When Handling Eggs
March 2011 CONTENTS: Eight ways you and your grandchildren (if they're 2 years or older) can eat for taste AND good health; More Healthful "Packaged Food" Options; Easy Supper Pie
January / February 2011 CONTENTS: Setting "Family Rules" for Fast Foods, Buffets; Tips for Making Fitness, Good Nutrition Part of Your Everyday Family Life
November / December 2010 CONTENTS: Food Habits are "Caught" as Kids Watch You; The K-State Healthy Caregiver Decision Tool; Pumpkin "Pie" Dessert; Tips to Avoid Emotional Eating
September / October 2010 CONTENTS: Cook, Share Favorite Foods Together; September is national food safety education month; Quality, Quantity are Important in Food Choices
July / August 2010 CONTENTS: Coping with a Child's "Food Jags"; Good (and Good-for-You!) Party Snacks; Cinnamon Chips; Fruit Salad Salsa
May / June 2010 CONTENTS: First issue welcome; Weight Concerns about Children?; Bring On the Barbecue! Tips for Grilling Foods Safely
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