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Making Your Kids' New Year's Resolutions for Them 

Ah, another arbitrary point on the human-made calendar is upon us. Time to capitalize on the built-in narrative and start making better decisions, citizen. Time to cut the gut! Pull the trigger on that gym membership! Eat fewer McNuggets! Make 2013 your year!

What's that? You were really banking on that other calendar's end of the world prediction coming to pass, so you spent that last six months only consuming fried Oreos, chicken wings and Twinkies-'cuz-they're-gonna-be-gone-soon? Oh no!

Well, maybe there's no hope for you. But let's see if we can ward off heart disease and diabetes for your offspring. Need some help with that project? The good food-passionate ladies of Locally Delicious have just released their latest book LunchBox Envy, a guide to healthy eating for the youngins. Eat your heart out, Michelle Obama!

Doing its part to combat childhood obesity, the kid-friendly book book contains tips for easily lunch box-able healthy food options, fun ways for kids to be involved in their family's food -- including gardening, preserving and cooking -- and DIY food-related projects including how to make a solar oven and how to worm compost. Yes!

And because a book works better when it's signed by the authors, the Locally Delicious crew will be on hand to sell endorsed copies of LunchBox Envy. Pick one up -- and warm yourself with hot soup! -- Thursday, Jan. 3, at the North Coast Co-op in Arcata from 5-7 p.m. and on Friday, Jan. 4, at the Eureka Co-op on from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eat up, kids.

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