Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Posted in Bumkins on March 2nd, 2011 by admin – 27 Comments
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with Bumkins! We’re giving away Dr. Seuss gift basket of goodies every week in March. Just post your favorite Dr. Seuss quote from any of the beloved books and you are entered to win.seuss_snuggle

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Video Games and Vegetables

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on January 3rd, 2011 by johanna – 1 Comment

A study conducted by Baylor College of Medicine found that playing video games featuring fruits and vegetables may encourage children to have healthy eating habits. The children reported an increased intake of fruits and vegetables after playing two video games designed to promote healthy eating and then answering questions about the information. Two of the sites recommended are the Food Champs website (www.FoodChamps.org) tn_fruits6and the Fruits & Veggies-More Matters consumer website (www.FruitsAndVeggiesMoreMatters.org).

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Are You A Locavore?

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on December 22nd, 2010 by johanna – Comments Off

An interesting article in USA Today highlights the debate about the difference between organic and conventionally grown produce. Is organic really better? Do foods grown organically contain less pesticides? Are they worth paying the higher price?

Many people (locavores) are purchasing their produce at the increasing number of weekend markets that are popping up in shopping plazas, parks, and parking lots. These farmers markets feature produce grown under organic conditions or by farmers that use minimal amounts of chemicals.

Wherever you choose to buy your food, remember that the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables to consume on a daily basis is a minimum of five servings.

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Go Easy on the Detergent

Posted in Bumkins on December 13th, 2010 by johanna – Comments Off

An interesting article in the New York Times highlights how much dishwashers and washing machines have changed and along with the changes, how the amount of detergent and water needed in the newer machines is far less than in the older models. Here at Bumkins we talk about tablespoons of detergent for washing cloth diapers. Unfortunately, most people do not read instructions or follow directions so we could poss0511-1009-2817-0330ibly be doing damage to these newer models. The article provides wonderful tips on how to use the appliances correctly and thus hopefully prevent any damage.

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A Step in the Right Direction

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on December 10th, 2010 by johanna – Comments Off

General Mills has announced it will lower the sugar content inthumbnail-1 children’s cereals from 11 grams per serving to no more than 10 grams per serving. The move comes in response to the growing problem of childhood obesity and the associated health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

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