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Recently a friend of mine expressed concern over which type of beef she should be feeding her family. She wanted to know if she should be buying grain-fed or grass-fed beef. There is a lot of misleading information in the media and after this conversation I was determined to learn more. I studied the topic by searching out non-biased research based literature and contacted UNL Extension Agriculture Educator specializing in the area of beef, Dr. Lindsay Chichester.

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6 Ways to Promote a Healthy Weight in Your Child

Maybe you're concerned about your child's weight. Maybe your child's pediatrician has expressed concern or perhaps you have been trying to make healthy changes for a while now. What do you do?

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Let's be honest, we all had our picky food moments. I did grow up loving broccoli and spinach and many foods that kids would turn up their noses. On the other hand, I would not eat brussel sprouts or tuna noodle casserole. Now that I'm an adult, I am proud to say I will still not eat tuna noodle casserole. But I did embrace the brussel sprouts, as long as they're fresh and roasted - none of this frozen stuff for me. They get squishy... yuck.

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I have the fun job over here at ParentSavvy of being the amateur foodie and general lover of Christmas time. So what's any Christmastime-foodie, working for ParentSavvy to do but decorate sugar cookies with a few wonderful kids.

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I've well established that I enjoy fall and fall food. Well, I also love fall drinks, so there has to be a post about two of my favorite drinks - apple cider and hot chocolate. I searched for a few recipes to make at home and found more than I bargained for. Take a look at the recipes below and then check out the rest of the recipes I salivated over on our ParentSavvy Pinterest board. There is a great recipe for Nutella Hot Chocolate and a Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate.

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Fall is my favorite time of the year. Watching the leaves change color, visiting apple orchards and pumpkin patches, watching the sun sink over the horizon on walk with the smell of a fireplace in the air.

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