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Guest Blogger Brianne DeRosa: “Little Known Lunch Secrets”

by Bettina Elias Siegel on September 3, 2014

On day two of TLT’s “It Takes a Village to Pack a Lunch” series, I’m so happy to turn the floor over to Brianne DeRosa, a busy mom of two young sons who blogs regularly at Red Round or Green.  When it comes to family dinner, Bri is a master of the art of advanced planning and […]


Halloween Candy: Buy-Backs, Donation Ethics, Werewolves and More!

by Bettina Elias Siegel on October 31, 2013

Well, TLT’ers, it’s the time of year kid-and-food bloggers live for: Halloween.  No matter how much I’ve blogged in the past about the candy conundrum (what to hand out; what to do with the haul), it seems there’s always something new to share. . . . First, for those of you who are new around […]


Fourth Annual “It Takes a Village to Pack a Lunch!”

by Bettina Elias Siegel on September 12, 2013

Perhaps in your neck of the woods the leaves are just starting to turn and there’s a hint of crispness in the air.  Or, if you live here in Houston, the temperature has dipped from the high 90s to the mid 90s and the mosquito population has dropped from biblical-plague-level to a mere swarm. . […]


A Beautiful Way to Celebrate Food Day

by Bettina Elias Siegel on October 24, 2012

Happy Food Day, TLT’ers! In the past we’ve celebrated this day with a “virtual progressive dinner party” hosted by me and several food blogging friends.  I’m sorry we didn’t get our acts together this year for another party, but one of those fellow bloggers, Brianne DeRosa of Red, Round or Green, has come up with […]


“It Takes A Village to Pack a Lunch” – Thermos Tips and Tricks!

by Bettina Elias Siegel on September 27, 2012

I just looked at the calendar and realized that September – the designated month for TLT’s “It Takes a Village to Pack a Lunch” series — is almost over.  How on earth did that happen?  Well, get ready for a lot of lunch-packing resources and information in the next few days!  (And yeah, I might drift […]


Welcome, TLT’ers, to the 2012 edition of “It Takes a Village to Pack a Lunch!” For newcomers to this blog, this is my third annual series of posts, shared on an ad hoc basis throughout the month of September, designed to help parents with the sometimes challenging task of packing healthy and creative school lunches […]


In keeping with my goal of bringing new voices to TLT this summer, today I’m pleased to share a guest blog post from Brianne DeRosa, blogger at Red, Round or Green.   The subtitle of RRG is “just trying to get everyone fed,” and Brianne’s blog documents her efforts to do just that “with as […]


4/4: Latest LFTB Link Round-Up

by Bettina Elias Siegel on April 4, 2012

LFTB posts worth reading from the last few days: A beef processor which makes LFTB files for bankruptcy.  Food Safety News has more. ABC’s Jim Avila and Appetite for Profit‘s Michele Simon go right after BPI’s safety claims. Iowa governor Terry Branstad, who has called for a Congressional probe of the “smear campaign” against LFTB, sends a letter to fellow governors seeking support […]


My 2012 Food Resolutions

by Bettina Elias Siegel on January 4, 2012

I’ve don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions but for some reason this year I couldn’t stop making them, coming up with lofty goals for almost every aspect of my life.  (I figure if I keep even a quarter of these resolutions, I’ll be a greatly improved individual.)  Here are my 2012 food-related resolutions; at the […]


Obese Ohio Third Grader Placed in Foster Care

by Bettina Elias Siegel on November 28, 2011

The Plain Dealer‘s site and other media outlets report today that a 200-pound eight-year-old has been removed from his Cleveland Heights, Ohio home and placed into foster care due to an alleged failure by his mother to follow doctor’s orders to address his obesity. According to The Plain Dealer report, the child originally came to […]