Raising Food-Conscious Children

Silvana Nardone— Best-selling Author & Former Founding Editor-in-Chief of Every Day w/ Rachael Ray

From Dairy-free to Gluten-free— Experience Full Flavor and Enjoy Mealtime Together

American parents feel that eating together as a family is important, but 46% of parents find this very difficult to do due to busy schedules, according to recently published results from a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Raising her son who needs to eat gluten-free, Silvana knows firsthand the importance of preparing quick, family meals, as well as the need for delicious, gluten-free options. Ever since her son was diagnosed with gluten intolerance at the age of 10, she’s worked to keep the fridge—and her family's stomachs—full, the way only a mom knows how, with patience and plenty of good food.

Check out the video below to learn how you can raise food-conscious children, as well as offer some great insight into how families can experience full flavor and enjoy mealtime together.

About Silvana Nardone: Silvana Nardone is a writer, editor, cooking instructor, and food consultant. She is the coauthor of Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian and has written for Food & Wine, Departures, Ikea Space, Menu, Garden Design, Boston, Lifetime, The Source and YM. She has been featured in many publications including the New York Times, New York, New York Press, The New York Sun, Specialty Food and Radar and has appeared on NBC “Weekend Today,” “WCBS News This Morning,” WABC “Eyewitness News This Morning,” E! Entertainment “True Hollywood Story,” Fox News “Fox & Friends,” and the Food Network’s “Roker on the Road”. She was profiled by Big Apple Parent and About.com for her focus on gluten-free and dairy-free cooking. Silvana owned her own Italian bakery, Fanciulla, when Rachael Ray hired her to launch her magazine, Every Day with Rachel Ray.

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