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The Green Life: Green Kids in the Kitchen: Limit Packaged Snacks

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July 12, 2010

Green Kids in the Kitchen: Limit Packaged Snacks

Yogurt pops Showing kids how to eat in an eco-conscious way starts at home, so this week's tips provide fun ideas and teaching moments to enjoy spending time making food with the youngsters in your life.

Tip #1: Create Tasty Treats Without Waste

Packaged snacks are so prevalent that sometimes we don’t even notice how much we’re throwing away. To cut down on the waste, provide kid-friendly refreshments that don't require any wrapping at all. Making commonly packaged treats at home is fun, especially if you prepare the foods with your child. Cool off with DIY popsicles, try out some flavorful fruit leather, or give kids healthy energy with organic granola bars.

Tip #2: Recipe Resources

Tip #3: Start at the Source

Tip #4: Get the Gear

Tell us: How you teach kids about environmentalism and food issues?

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