Tuesday, May 15, 2012

An important survey from Weston A Price foundation... *** SURVEY ON PREGNANCY OUTCOMES Sponsored by the Weston A. Price Foundation If you have given birth between May 1, 2010 and May 1, 2012, we welcome your participation in our survey. The purpose of this survey is to collect information that can help us determine how certain foods and supplements affect the health of pregnant mothers and their newly born infants, in the hopes of improving the experience of future mothers and the levels of health their babies achieve. It is important to us that a large number of mothers with different dietary habits and different pregnancy outcomes participate in our survey. Whether you perceive your dietary habits as usual or unusual, and whether you consider your pregnancy to have been eventful or uneventful, we welcome your participation. The survey should take less than twenty minutes to complete. We will incorporate the information you provide into statistics that we may eventually publish, but we will not publish the individual, personal information you share with us, nor will we share it with anyone publicly or privately. If you would like to participate, please do so by September 30, 2012. Once again, we thank you for your invaluable participation in this survey. TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY, VISIT: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3NHBSR7 PLEASE SEND THIS SURVEY TO OTHER GROUPS: In order to achieve the fullest participation possible, we ask that you send this survey to other groups, such as groups involving midwives, new mothers, young families, etc. THANK YOU!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Director (s) Wanted

BabyCarrots has been on a hold while founder, Josie Lauducci, relocated from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. Although no longer residing in Santa Barbara, BabyCarrots will be able to continue under management of a new director and can also be formed in new locations where local organic produce is available. We are looking for a driven person, skilled in outreach and traditional nutrition. Knowledge of pregnancy and breastfeeding not required, but helpful. Program logistics have been established and some local organic farms have offered produce for the Santa Barbara region. Time requirements would start approximately 20 hours/week and less as program grows and volunteers established. Please contact Josie Lauducci by email (joskate2001@yahoo.com) with your interest to direct BabyCarrots in your community now!

Good traditional food. Made easy!

Good traditional food. Made easy!

A healthy, easy way to preserve your food.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Birth Peeps with Pam England: BHJ: WHO IS THE WARRIOR

Birth Peeps with Pam England: BHJ: WHO IS THE WARRIOR: Dear Birth Peeps, (BFW Facebook has just reached 8000 followers! We're going to celebrate: follow this!) Before we can understand the War...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Why Soup?!!!

Serve a soup.

Serve a good soup with your vegetables.  Made from homemade stocks and broths (like roast chicken stock, homemade beef stock, fresh chicken broth or even a broth made of chicken feet) Broths and stocks, made from the bones and meats of pasture-raised animals, is potently rich in trace minerals, glucosamine chondroitin, collagen and other nutrients.  Learn more about the benefits of broth.  All vegetables are suited to soups.  Begin your soup by melting a few tablespoons of fat in the bottom of a heavy-bottomed stock pot, stir in onion and fry until fragrant, then stir in vegetables (except greens) and fry them for a few minutes before adding stock.  Simmer the soup for at least a half hour until the vegetables are tender, then remove the pot from the heat, stir in greens and herbs, cover and allow the greens and herbs to cook in the residual heat of the soup for at least five minutes before serving.
Simple Ratio for a Good Soup: 1 to 2 tablespoons butter, ghee (see sources); 1 chopped onion; 1 to 2 pounds chopped vegetables; meat (as needed); 1 to 1 1/2 quarts stock or broth; fresh herbs and seasonings

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fresh Soup is Back!

Hello Pregnant Ladies and Breastfeeding Women,
Thank you for waiting and being patient with Organic Soup Kitchen and the BabyCarrots Program as we jumped over and around hurdles that came up with its kick-off month in February. I hope this post finds you all well and healthy as well as your growing baby.
Organic Soup Kitchen will have fresh quarts of soup again!  Mom's can go down to the Veterans Building (112 W. Cabrillo Blvd) every Wednesday 12p-3p and pick up some fresh soup. 
Email  for now for a sign-up sheet if yo haven't filled one out, and if you have go down next Wednesday to the Veteran's Building. Anthony will be serving fresh soup every Wednesday 12p-3p.  There is a side entrance to the left of the building and the kitchen is  through the gate and straight back.
Also, just to spread the word to people that can afford to donate, OSK has a "monthly soup club" donation program.  For a monthly donation of a specified amount a donor can "purchase" a soup for themselves and one (or more) for a program of their choice.
Help spread the word, so that we can keep feeding pregnant and breastfeeding women!