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Questionable Habits

An article from yesterday's New York Times has stuck in my mind. It's about the adverse effects of "healthy" eating habits. Apparently, there are a slew of kids whose anxiety is being stoked by their parents insistence on organic, low-sugar, and high-fiber foods. As someone who is very interested in serving healthy and savory foods to his children, I read the piece with alacrity (and a bit of my own anxiety). I don't want my kids to grow up worried about what's in someone's birthday cake. We tend to serve a balance of foods here and stress moderation more than anything. That seems to be the key, along with listening to what the kids want.

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