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What kids around the world eat for breakfast

Written by Malia Wollan , contributing writer for the New York Times and food & farming journalism fellowship director for the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Americans tend to lack imagination when it comes to breakfast. The vast majority of us, surveys say, start our days with cold cereal — and those of us with children are more likely to buy the kinds with the most sugar. Children all over the world eat cornflakes and drink chocolate milk, of course, but in many places, they also eat things that would strike the average American palate as strange, or worse.

Breakfast for a child in Burkina Faso, for example, might well include millet-seed porridge; in Japan, rice and a putrid soybean goop known as natto; in Jamaica, a mush of plantains or peanuts or cornmeal; in New Zealand, toast covered with Vegemite...

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5 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

Originally written by experts with a2 Milk

Back-to-school shopping can be a thrilling time for kids. There’s nothing like new pencil cases, binders, and electronics to get them excited about the upcoming school year, whether they're heading back to the classroom or e-learning at home. As a parent, however, you may be worried about keeping the cost of that long list of supplies within your budget.

Fortunately, there are some ways to work through the supply list while keeping your child - and your wallet - happy! Here are some of our favorite ways to save on back-to-school shopping this year.

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How to Make the Most Out of Dinner with Your Children

Written by Anne Fishel, Ph.D for The Family Dinner Project series on child development

Of any age group, teens may have the most to gain from eating dinner with their families.  Numerous studies over the last 15 years reveal that dinners can protect teens from engaging in a host of risky behaviors: smoking, drinking, getting pregnant, developing an eating disorder, and using drugs. Teens who dine with their families also report experiencing less overall stress, feeling more known by their parents, and having better relationships with them. (CASA, 2012)

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The Table - Feed the Children

The table is where you gather to share meals, ideas and the events of your day. It's where you make plans and collaborate to achieve a common goal. Take what you’ve learned today and help a family who need food and essentials. We’ve saved you a seat at The Table.