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DeBoles Alphabet Organic Pasta, 9.25-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)

New DeBoles Kids Only! Pastas are fun, wholesome and made with the finest premium ingredients - including organic whole wheat durum flour, organic semolina and Jerusalem Artichoke flour.

We also offer a gluten free variety made from corn flour so even kids with dietary restrictions can enjoy eating healthy! With whole grains and fiber, and fortified with six B vitamins, iron and zinc, these pastas were designed with kids in mind to make healthy eating fun!








Eat This Not That! for Kids!: Be the Leanest, Fittest Family on the Block!

It's no secret that children are getting fatter: 17% of this country's youth are overweight or obese, and the number of diabetic children has nearly quadrupled in the past thirty years.

Now, to help combat the problem, David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men's Health, and co-author Matt Goulding have created Eat This, Not That! for Kids.

This must-have guide for concerned parents offers detailed analysis and nutritional tips on thousands of the most popular food choices for kids.

Covering the best and worst options available at the most popular restaurants in the country as well as the healthiest—and most harmful—foods in the supermarket aisles, if kids are eating it, this book is probably analyzing it.



Conversation Starters

Looking for a way to engage in conversations with your kids? Use these conversation starters for a fun way to get everyone talking.

  • Where would you go for a dream vacation?
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  • What is one thing you could absolutely not live without?
  • If you could live in any time period, which one would it be?
  • What is your favorite thing you learned today?
  • What is one thing you want to accomplish in your lifetime?
  • What book are you reading right now? What do you like about it? What do you dislike about it?

A Dinnertime Story

"Let's Fix Dinner," a new book by award-winning author and illustrator Todd Parr, will make you giggle, grin, and think about all the ways dinner can bring families closer together. And since regular dinners and reliable housing are two of the best ways to help families - and especially kids - succeed, 100 percent of the net proceeds from sales of "Let's Fix Dinner" will support Habitat for Humanity. Order your copy of this limited edition book at www.letsfixdinner.com.





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A funny thing about kids and pasta..Did you ever notice that
children prefer pasta with just butter and salt?  Or, they only want plain marinara sauce over the pasta?  Most kids hate chunky style sauce of any kind on pizza or pasta.  Make the Italian Sauces for the adults, and please the kids by keeping it very simple for them!  They have not yet learned to appreciate seasonings yet..  A lot of kids would prefer a can of Chef Boyardee to a fancy Italian Pasta Feast!  They will outgrow it, don't worry!



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Dinners Make a Difference

(Family Features) - Whether you're sitting down to a macaroni and cheese dinner or a three-course meal, the simple act of eating dinner with your kids has a powerful impact on the whole family.

Almost two decades of research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University has consistently found that the more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs.
 
Studies show that kids who have family dinner five times a week are:

  • 45 percent less likely to drink and 66 percent less likely to do drugs.
  • More likely to get A's and B's in school.
  • More likely to think their parents are proud of them.

"The power of the family dinner comes not from the food on the plate but from who's at the table and what's happening there. The emotional and social benefits that come from family dinners are priceless," said Kathleen Ferrigno, CASA's Director of Marketing and head of CASA Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children. "Having dinner as a family is one of the easiest ways to create routine opportunities for parental engagement and communication, two keys to raising drug-free children."
 
Even with busy schedules, it's easier than you think to have a regular family meal. Here are some tips from CASA and Stouffer's:

  • Plan meals together.
  • Make a date - schedule it on the calendar.
  • Cook together.
  • Unplug during dinner and talk.

Save time making dinner with family-friendly entrées such as Stouffer's Easy Express Cheesy Garlic Lasagna. This dish of freshly made pasta layered between mozzarella cheese, seasoned beef and a rich garlic tomato sauce is ready in only 18 minutes. While it's cooking, make a Creamy Parmesan Romaine salad and a simple Fruit Salad for a delicious dinner the whole family will enjoy.
 
Remember, dinner makes a difference, so be sure to take your seat at the dinner table often. For more tips on raising drug-free kids and creative ideas for family dinners, visit these websites: www.letsfixdinner.com and www.casafamilyday.org.





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