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Welcome to Nourishing the Next Generation Newsletter. The newsletter is published bi-monthly and 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.

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


Questions or concerns about the content of this page may be directed to Dr. Mary L. Meck Higgins, Ph.D, R.D., L.D. mhiggins@ksu.edu, Extension Specialist and Associate Professor, Human Nutrition.  202 Justin Hall, Manhattan, KS  66506  Phone: 785-532-1671  FAX: 785-532-1678