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Jenna Pepper is a blogger, foodie, nutrition enthusiast, mother of two and business owner in Houston, Texas. The self-proclaimed recovering picky eater blogs about her journey to feed her family the best whole food her budget allows and her time permits. Read her blog at foodwithkidappeal.blogspot.com. Jenna also works with a local elementary school to create food tasting games to get kids interested in real, natural food. And, of course, Jenna is featured right here on ZisBoomBah’s Chef Page.

How to Cook Vegetables the Way Kids Love Them
March 31, 2011 – 6:31 pm | One Comment
How to Cook Vegetables the Way Kids Love Them

My readers are asking how to cook vegetables for kids. They want to serve more veggies, but don’t know how to prepare them in ways that appeal to kids.  As a home cook, I too had to learn new ways to prepare vegetables. Most of the vegetable dishes I serve my family are not the ones I grew up eating.

Kids like to eat food that looks and tastes good …

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Eat to Learn! Apples for Brainpower
October 6, 2010 – 1:01 pm | 10 Comments
Eat to Learn!  Apples for Brainpower

I’m digging up some facts that connect foods to brain function and energy production, so I can share them with students in a program called “Eat to Learn.” The program intends to increase participation and consumption of fruits and vegetables available during school lunch for elementary school kids.

And my research can help parents at home too!

Here are some of the factoids we’ll be sharing with kids during morning …

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Make Real Food Relevant to Kids
September 22, 2010 – 10:30 am | 15 Comments
Make Real Food Relevant to Kids

Most parents know kids should be eating more vegetables and less goldfish, more fruit and less juice boxes, more protein and less spaghetti-o’s.  But how do you get them to eat what you serve?  With goldfish and juice boxes it’s easy.  Put them out for snack time and they get gobbled up.  Why don’t celery sticks and apple slices fly off the plate and in the stomach like that?   It’s …

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