Keys to concentration: Why meeting basic needs means everything for kids in school

In addition to healthy food, kids need to feel safe, accepted for who they are and represented in their school communities.

Phipps’ Homegrown program cultivates backyard gardens in food-insecure Pittsburgh neighborhoods

“We found that the average Homegrown participant shared produce with nine people.”

Beverly’s Birthdays to the rescue with formula for hungry babies in Pittsburgh

“It is devastating to hear a mother say, ‘I have no idea how I am going to feed my baby.’ ”

9 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, from Steelers fun to swimming lessons without a pool

This week is full of challenges, inspiration and creative ways to move outside (safely).

Struggling with your kids’ unhealthy food choices? Here’s LittleMoochi to the rescue!

When Moochi is well-fed, the character smiles and appears active and happy.

Here’s where your family can find help in Pittsburgh during the coronavirus pandemic

Lots of people are hurting. Lots of people need help. But it’s often hard to know just where to turn.

9 things to do with kids (at home) this week in Pittsburgh, from a dance party to a magic show

Groove to the music, get your baseball fix and enjoy the best rainy day ever.

Kidcast shares a kid-friendly recipe for junior chefs

Cooking can be a great way to enjoy time together with your kids.

Kidcast shows how to get your kids cooking, age by age

Believe it or not, kids can start to help cook as young as 2 years.

10 Pittsburgh shops where you can (safely) buy local chocolate and Easter treats

These local candy companies offer curbside pickup or will ship chocolate bunnies to your door.

6 Pittsburgh bakeries offer curbside pickup for DIY cookie kits

These DIY kits for kids provide entertaining activities, plus yummy treats at the end of each project.

Michael Keaton to the rescue with bus-stop meals for Pittsburgh kids

Pittsburgh non-profits wanted to find a solution to help bring food closer to kids.

5 things to do (at home) with kids this week in Pittsburgh

Just because we’re under a stay-at-home order doesn’t mean kids can’t explore exciting new activities.

Here’s how to be a coronavirus hero and help struggling families in Pittsburgh

Support organizations and efforts helping people affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Mid-Atlantic Mothers’ Milk Bank is making donor milk more accessible to babies — and researchers

the milk bank’s staff and supporters advocated for legislation to regulate and license milk banks in Pennsylvania.

Wesley Richards and Kerry L. Francis

Kidsburgh Hero: This first-grader organized a food drive to help the homeless

“It gives us a great feeling inside knowing we’ve reached out and made a positive difference in the life of someone less fortunate.”

Sponsored Content From our sponsor: Fields of learning: The Shady Side Academy Farm

“Through gardening, students learn how to be responsible caretakers for their environments.”

Living in a Pittsburgh food desert? Lyft’s new Grocery Access Program will help you feed your family

“It can be a big challenge to transport frozen goods or lots of groceries using public transportation.”

Bright by Text, in partnership with WQED, offers kid-focused tips, games and guidance via text

“We want parents to have the best research-based information right at their fingertips.”

6 best hot dog spots for kids in Pittsburgh

Hot diggity dog! Nothing says summer like a grilled hot dog on a soft fresh bun.


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