Three Tips for Creating a Lifetime of Healthy Eating Habits in Children

Establishing healthy eating habits early in a child’s life is crucial to growing a healthy body and fostering a respect for nature’s best preventative medicine. As a nutrition consultant and educator, the most common question parents ask me is how to get their children to make healthy food choices. Here are three tips to help get you started. 1. … [Read more...]

How to Eat Seasonally and Support North State Farmers with a CSA Membership

Aside from shopping at natural food stores, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is one of the best ways to provide your family with high-quality seasonal produce, while at the same time supporting local farmers. A CSA membership allows consumers to purchase a share of produce directly from a farmer, and either pick it up on site or have it … [Read more...]

U-Pick Farms

U-Pick Farms Visit a farm and learn about growing and harvesting. Picking fresh fruits and veggies together can be a favorite family tradition. Watch for North State Parent’s October issue, which annually features U-pick pumpkin patches and other harvest-time fun.   BUTTE COUNTY Johnson U-Pick Farm; Gridley. U-pick cherries, … [Read more...]

Natural Food Stores

Natural Food Stores From the national chain Grocery Outlet to local favorites, these stores offer natural food products to stock your kitchen with wholesome ingredients.   MULTIPLE COUNTIES Grocery Outlet. www.groceryoutlet.com Chico. Mon−Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm & Sun 8am-9pm. 2157 Pillsbury Rd. (530) 345-2666. Medford, OR. … [Read more...]

Healthy Foods Organizations, Nutrition Info & Support

Healthy Foods Organizations, Nutrition Info & Support Committed to nutrition education, these organizations help families obtain fresh, nutritious foods, which are especially important for growing children.   NATIONAL & MULTI-COUNTY PROGRAMS CalFresh Program. Assists qualifying low-income families with purchasing healthy & … [Read more...]

Farmers & Growers Markets, Farm Trails & Marketplaces

Farmers & Growers Markets, Farm Trails & Marketplaces Farmers markets offer fresh, locally grown produce certified as being offered straight from a local farm. Bring your family and meet farmers and others offering locally prepared foods, hand-crafted items, fresh flowers, plants and more. At many community markets you’ll find … [Read more...]

Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) & Organic Produce Deliveries

  Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) & Organic Produce Deliveries Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way to buy fresh, seasonal produce directly from local farmers. Consumers buy a “share” of a farmer’s crop in exchange for a weekly box of farm-fresh produce during growing season. It’s a win-win situation: delicious, … [Read more...]

Community & Teaching Gardens & Gardening Support

Community & Teaching Gardens & Gardening Support Community gardens are a wonderful way to grow food if you are limited on space, and fellow gardeners typically love to share gardening tips. Growing extra food to donate can be a satisfying way to give back to the community.   MULTIPLE COUNTIES California School Garden Network. … [Read more...]

Farm Stands & Schools: How A Local Public School Promotes Fresh Produce And Healthy Food Choices – And How You Can Too.

The Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) at California State University, Chico, has launched its Farm Stand Pilot Project at an elementary school to promote healthy eating and to enhance community. Every other week, staff from CHC make an hour-long trek from CSU, Chico to Burchfield Primary School in Colusa, armed with a wagon-full of fresh, … [Read more...]

U-Pick Farms

Visit a farm and learn about growing and harvesting. Picking fresh fruits and veggies together can be a favorite family tradition – and saves money too! Watch for North State Parent’s October issue for our annual feature on U-pick pumpkin patches and other harvest-time fun. BUTTE COUNTY Johnson U-Pick Farm; Gridley. U-pick cherries, … [Read more...]