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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #82 A Green Halloween?
October 30, 2007

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Kindy's Musings....

Now every week, as your family dietitian, I will be scoping out the most relevant research and news that you can use to help your family make healthy nutrition and wellness choices.


...about the food industry we shop in as parents and educators...and family nutrition and health issues today.

Speaking of green....The Healthy School Campaign Lunch & Learn Series to Feature Green Building & Green Cleaning Pioneers Anja Caldwell and Kurt Larson in Chicago Area During National Greenbuild Conference.

Green Design in Action: Bringing the Academic, Financial and Health Benefits of Green Design to Your School Nov. 6

Anja Caldwell, the Green Building Program Manager for Montgomery County Public Schools and self-described "proud parent of the first LEED certified school in Maryland," will share her experiences and insight on ways that all schools can benefit from green changes and ideas. Join us to learn how you can bring the academic and financial benefits of green design to your school community.

Learn more or register online at

Green Cleaning in Schools: From Policy to Reality Co-sponsored by the Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council

Kurt Larson, who headed up New York’s implementation of a policy requiring green cleaning in schools, will share his experiences and insight on this statewide change. The program will also include perspectives from the Office of Illinois Lt. Governor Pat Quinn, as the state of Illinois embarks on implementation of a new law requiring green cleaning in schools. Come learn about the challenges and opportunities in making green cleaning a reality for all schools.

If you live in the Chicago area - maybe you can attend and tell us all about it!

Enjoy the remaining days of October Harvest month!

Read the latest food trends and happenings with the links below:



Autumn Stew

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 7 or 8 hours


1 pound boneless pork shoulder

2 cups cubed, peeled sweet potatoes

2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (1 3/4 cups)

2 small cooking apples, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 3/4 cups)

1 medium onion, chopped

3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 cups apple cider or apple juice


Trim fat from meat. Cut pork into 1-inch cubes.

In a 31/2- or 4-quart crockery cooker layer potatoes, parsnip, apples, and onion. Sprinkle with thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Add meat. Pour apple cider or juice over all.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 31/2 to 4 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Ladle into bowls. Makes 4 servings.


Check out a new water drink company that was founded by Kara Goldin, a mother of four who cares about providing healthy beverages to families....she talks more below about Hint..

The idea behind Hint is simple: pure water, nature's original refreshment, accented with a hint of natural flavor.

No sugar, no artificial sweeteners: Hint is a refreshing alternative to sodas, juice and other sweetened drinks and it tastes great.

Sound good? It tastes even better.

We thank you for trying Hint, hope that you and your family enjoy it, and wish you excellent health.

Kara Goldin

CEO, Founder.

Hint, Inc

Hint is available in many specialty markets and is also sold in fine spas and hotels. If Hint is not yet available in your favorite store, please ask for it.

Hint is adding new stores, spas and hotels every week and are also interested in school and corporate lunch programs.

Get Hint delivered right to your door, click here.

What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

Celebrating Healthy Families 2007

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Kindy --Your Family Dietitian

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