Vol. LXIV, No. 37
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Were passionate about educating parents, said HappyBaby representative Nicole Koroghlian Auker. On Thursday, September 16, at 2 p.m. in the Community Room at the Princeton Public Library, the East Windsor resident will be doing just that.
Ms. Aukers appearance is part of the librarys effort to present food and health-related programs that coincide with the Thursday afternoon Farmers Market on Hinds Plaza.
Parents neednt be fazed by babys transition to solid food, said Ms. Auker. The important thing, she said, is to make sure the introduction is made as early as possible using organic, fresh ingredients.
At the Thursday presentation, Ms. Auker, who also participates in the Princeton HealthCare Systems Bright Beginnings program, will demonstrate how to prepare healthy, organic food for babies, as well as offering samples of Happy Baby products.
While HappyBaby, a nation-wide company endorses cooking your own baby food, its primary products are frozen homestyle foods for hungry little ones whose parents may be pressed for time. Its as if you made your own baby food, said Ms. Auker. Same color and texture, 100 percent natural. And, she added, There should be no pesticides in foods consumed by growing bodies.
Ms. Auker will be offering samples of two of HappyBabys baby foods: Mama Grain and Great Greens. Other products include HappyMelts; organic freeze-dried yogurt and fruit snacks containing both prebiotics and probiotics; and HappyTot pouches, reported to be the only toddler food enriched with the super-grain Salba, natures most nutritious whole food.
Since its launch on Mothers Day in 2006, HappyBaby has become the leading premium organic baby and toddler food company in the United States, with six different lines of organic foods sold in over 5,000 stores. Locally, its sold at Whole Foods, McCaffreys, and Target.
The four-year old company takes its inspiration from the book, HappyBaby: The Organic Guide to Babys First 24 Months by pediatrician Robert W. Sears. Its a great resource guide, said Ms. Auker. It covers everything from foods to cleaning products, toys, and recipes. There are tips on best first foods and how to store them.
Ms. Aukers, who is a certified Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition) Coach, will lead Thursdays discussion and answer questions. She notes however, that participants often include experienced parents who are happy to share what theyve learned about feeding babies. Babies are welcome, she added.
Parents and caretakers who miss the Thursday program can visit the HappyBaby website at www.happybabyfood.com, or contact Ms. Aukers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under the rubric of her own business, Wholesome Kids Cook, Ms. Auker will be starting parent/child cooking classes at the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Wellness Center in Hamilton this October. Ever the passionate educator, she emphasizes that the series will not be Just a kids entertainment drop-off opportunity. Her own website is at www.wholesomekidscook.com.
Cooking demonstrations, films, speakers, and more events will continue at 2 p.m. every Thursday through November 4 at the Princeton Public Library.
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