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Get ahead of the game for that dinnertime rush with planning and prep work

12:53 PM, Sep. 10, 2013
Heather Veith prepares a meal at home with her daughter Addy, 6, and son Tyler, 9, for a picnic during her son Bryson's, 7, baseball practice.
Heather Veith prepares a meal at home with her daughter Addy, 6, and son Tyler, 9, for a picnic during her son Bryson's, 7, baseball practice.
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When sports, school, the frenzy to balance homework, team practices, extracurriculars, multiple children and lack of time factor clash - as they often do this time of year - the struggle to provide healthy food to fuel the family sometimes goes the way of convenience, fast food and prepackaged foods.

Heather Vieth's first experience eating on the run was a matter of survival with two boys in sports, both needing to be at a field by 4:15 p.m. or so following their arrival off the bus from school at 4 p.m., said Vieth, a Kimberly mom of 9- and 7-year-old boys and a 6-year-old daughter.

"We'd eat an ...

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