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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
July 31, 2017
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If you’re on the lookout for sure-fire fast tasty meals, pasta night essentials and lunch box wins to ease the transition back to school, you’ll be happy to know that we’ve added many new items to our shelves that fit the bill.
July 21, 2017
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From modeling good eating habits and introducing new foods to coming together to catch up, family dinners are more than just meals. Whether you’re aiming to establish a family dinner routine a few days a week or every day of the week, we can get you started with time-saving tips and delicious recipes.
August 19, 2016
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Sandwiches are a portable, versatile lunchbox hero, and they can fit in many diets! Here are our tips on how to build a healthier sandwich.
August 18, 2016
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Back to school means a return to routine, but bento boxes are a fun way to banish boring lunches and please even the pickiest palates. Here are top tips from our favorite bloggers and Instagram artists.
August 4, 2016
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Know someone heading off to college? Follow these tips to stock the dorm room fridge to fuel busy freshmen.
July 28, 2016
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Back to school season can be a bit of a challenge for parents who care about sustainability. It’s a time when the three Rs—reduce, reuse, recycle — often take a backseat to convenience. But with a little ingenuity, parents can find easy-to-use alternatives that match their Earth-friendly values. Just ask Kirsten Quigley, mother of four and creator of LunchSkins reusable snack and sandwich bags. Back in 2008, Kirsten was organizing a green auction at her kids’ school when she came across some striking statistics: • According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, 90% of the plastic items in our daily lives are used once and then discarded. • Somewhere between 5.3 and 14 million tons of plastic waste enters our oceans each year, posing a threat to ecosystems and marine life.
July 29, 2015
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PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market have teamed up to offer a new adorable line of back-to-school products, which makes shopping for school supplies a breeze. And you’ll be earning extra credit because proceeds support children’s learning, nutrition and healthy development.
September 11, 2013
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Healthy eating guru Mary shares her kid’s favorite ways to fuel up on nutritious breakfasts before zooming off to school and beyond.
August 13, 2012
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Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and soy nuts work great as alternatives to nut butters. Learn how to make your own seed butter.
August 8, 2012
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We’ve pulled together a primer in nutrition for kids and teens making it much easier to get through the meals and milestones of childhood.
August 5, 2012
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Here are easy tips for nutrition-packed breakfasts that get the grade.
August 3, 2012
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I’m a mom who definitely does NOT have it all figured out. I am learning as I go and once I think I’ve got a handle on something, the game changes. What’s up with that?!? That’s why I love tip swapping. I’ll take all the ideas I can get and I’ll happily share what’s worked (sometimes) for me. I hope I’m not jinxing myself, but the lunch routine I established to feed my picky’ish preschooler is still running pretty smoothly after a year.

September 12, 2011
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Break the bad-for-you fast food grip with convenient sandwich meals — no cooking required. What more can busy parents ask for?
September 5, 2011
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Make lunches easy to eat with these ideas for no-fork, no-spoon, no-cooking–required finger foods — perfect for kids and adults alike.
September 3, 2011
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Help us fund school gardens. Every seed planted sprouts a new opportunity for kids to cultivate healthy eating habits. Donate now!
August 27, 2011
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Want to make an impact on what your kids are eating in their school lunchroom? Get inspiration from a school district in Texas!
August 24, 2011
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Looking for a kid-friendly DIY gardening project? Turn your recyclables into a windowsill container garden in just a few steps!
August 23, 2011
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Comment on this blog post about your favorite healthy snack for a chance to win a $100 gift card from us plus a set of snack-packing essentials and a $25 gift card from The Container Store.
August 20, 2011
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Mushrooms grow in recycled coffee grounds in just 10 days! Learn how you can help Back to the Roots donate mushroom growing kits and sustainability curriculum to an elementary classroom of your choice.
August 19, 2011
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Nutritionally balanced kids can make for nutritionally balanced adults. Learn how to build a healthy foundation with your kids and teens.
August 18, 2011
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Healthy eating starts at home! Kick off the new school year with these ideas for setting the stage for nutritional and educational success.
August 12, 2011
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Don’t get stuck in a (lunch)box — here’s a toolbox of tricks for packing nutritious and delicious lunches!
August 11, 2011
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We’ve teamed up with The Container Store to offer healthy lunch ideas, packing tips and a $100 gift card giveaway to stock up on the perfect containers!
August 7, 2011
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Our recently launched Whole Kids Foundation® has partnered with FoodCorps to help implement a School Garden Grant Program.
August 5, 2011
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Which facts about kids’ and teens’ health are most important? Learn what questions to ask about children’s health…and beyond!
September 7, 2010
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As their name suggests, essential fatty acids (EFAs) are a critical component of children’s health. Learn why, where to find them, the difference between omega-3s and omega-6s, and how to easily incorporate them into your child’s diet. Dr. Marie Rodriguez is a licensed naturopathic physician who uses nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, homeopathy and energy medicine to treat the whole person.
August 28, 2010
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Looking for a simple and nutritious after school snack for the kids? Look no further! Our Banana Nice Cream recipe is a fast and fresh treat - free of refined sugars - and it takes only a few minutes to prepare. Watch Mary and her daughters, Josephine and Helen, whip up this snack and talk about how they could get creative with different ingredients.
August 24, 2010
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This is an encore presentation of a podcast from two summers ago.
August 16, 2010
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One of the best things about late summer is all of the wonderful fruits available: peaches, grapes, melons, berries, the list goes on and on. But as we head into the fall and the back to school season, you may be on the hunt for a tasty apple to add to those lunch boxes. It's a tricky time of year for apples as the selection of domestic fruit is limited and the new season has not quite started (unless you are fortunate enough to have a local supply that is already underway!).

August 12, 2010
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This is an encore presentation of a podcast from last summer.
August 8, 2010
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Don’t know where to start when it comes to products designed for children? Join us as we clear up the confusion and outline the most important nutrients and supplements to support growing kids and teens. Malia Curran holds Masters degrees in Nutrition Science and Public Health from Tufts University School of Nutrition and School of Medicine. She is a nutrition consultant, speaker and mother of 2 young children.
August 7, 2010
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Thanks to Jimmy Dunne, President of Inspire — a music and branding company partnering on music initiatives with Whole Foods Market — for providing this blog post. As you’re navigating through the glitter, glam, and superheroes this back-to-school season, you’re bound to get a little nostalgic of your own childhood.  We want to help you embrace the memories with three fantastic new albums that harken back to a different age… Read on for an opportunity to win a gift bag of all three CDs! Sting - Symphonicities