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    How to Introduce Your Kids to Vegan and Plant-Based Diets

    Photo: Jacob Lund (Shutterstock) For parents of kids who are picky eaters, introducing any new food item into their diets can be a challenge. That challenge gets even more complicated when parents try to introduce kids to vegan or vegetarian diets—especially when they’re doing it at older ages. The good news? There are a lot more options now than in the past. Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, a holistic nutritionist, vegan chef, cookbook author, and television personality, points out that plant-based food products have improved in accessibility and taste over the years. “I’ve been vegan for 23 years, and  

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    McEachin, Ryan introduce legislation to eradicate food deserts

    Published Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, 12:32 pm Join AFP’s 100,000+ followers on Facebook Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes News, press releases, letters to the editor: [email protected] Advertising inquiries: [email protected] (© W. Scott McGill – stock.adobe.com) Donald McEachin (D-Va.) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) have introduced bipartisan legislation to incentivize food service providers such as grocers, retailers, and nonprofits to help eradicate food deserts. According to the USDA, more than 20 million Americans live in food deserts, or areas in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food. The Healthy Food Access  

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    How to Introduce Your Kids to Cooking

    Photo: Rawpixel.com (Shutterstock) Before turning 18, Amber Kelley had already won Food Network Star Kids, written her own cookbook, launched a successful YouTube show, and been a finalist in Jamie Oliver’s “Search for a FoodTube Star” competition. But she got started as a chef by hanging out with her parents in the kitchen. “Cooking has always just been something we’ve all sort of done together,” Kelley says. “My mom taught me the basics. I started with a butter knife to cut bananas. I did a lot of helping my mom, she’d be at  

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