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College Lunch

Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Sandwich

When it comes to preparing food, college dorm living can seem two steps away from camping. It only worsens when daytime dining hall options are limited to a scarcely stocked canteen or a busy schedule that requires a dorm room to be stocked with actual food. My colleagues have shared dorm room hacks and tips for turning your dorm room into a kitchen. As college students make the move to dorm rooms for another year it’s a good time to revisit these ideas and more.

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Join dietitians Allison Stowell and Kitty Broihier for this free, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, September 11 at 2:00 PM ET as they discuss the unique nutritional needs of older adults.

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Little Lunch Preppers

Lemony Lentil Salad with Feta

Packing lunch every day can become a grind for parents, especially when half of it ends up in the trash because kids didn't want to eat it. Empowering kids to help pack their own lunches can help take some of the pressure off parents and give kids more investment in their chosen lunch for the day. Here are a few tips for letting even the littlest ones in the family pack their lunch.

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Packed Lunches for All Ages

As summer fades and we enter back to school season I want to share some tips for packing lunch for the entire family.

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Questions for Little Lunchers

If you're sick of seeing your kids' lunches come home half-eaten, or hearing them complain about the food you pack, you're not alone. One strategy for helping match what you send to what they're willing to eat is to engage them in the work of planning lunches.

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