On our family’s food journey over the past three or so years, I’ve done a lot of web surfing. A lot of folks out there are doing really amazing work to make lifestyle changes, healthier eating and dealing with food allergies easier for parents and kids. Here are some of my favorites.
Die, Food Dye
Started not too long ago by Rebecca, a mom who was fed up with her daughter’s behavior and who discovered that the behavior was caused by sensitivity to synthetic food dyes (think Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5), this website and blog serve as a community for parents to share stories and ideas. Plus visitors will find amazing dye-free recipes, links to a discussion forum and more. www.diefooddye.com
The Allergist Mom
A blog by a pediatrician who also parents four kids – three with life threatening food allergies! I love this site because The Allergist Mom is a medical expert who actually “gets it.” www.theallergistmom.com
Environmental Working Group
This site is run by serious experts providing resources and tools such as an annual list of the least toxic sunscreens, a guide to pesticides in produce, information about the safety of household cleaners. Clear and concise, these well-researched pieces help parents make decisions right away. www.ewg.org
Who couldn’t use a little more inner peace and wellness on top of it? Mommy OM is the blog (and Facebook page) of a mom helping other moms get through life healthier and a little more sane. Here you’ll find uplifting blog posts but also ideas for birthday treats such as strawberries, pineapple and brownies on a stick – all organic, of course! www.newhealthom.com
Mother of two and freelance editor/writer Brooke Bernard thinks she needs all the help she can get! Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/BrookeBBlogs.