In Brief: Apr. 16, 2001

JUNIOR HOSTS In an effort to get kids excited about eating dinner with company instead of in front of the TV, the James Beard Foundation and the American Institute of Wine & Food have developed the Dinner Party Project. The month-long program for elementary schools teaches students all about throwing a dinner party, including how to invite guests, plan a menu, cook and show good manners.

TWEEN DISCIPLINE An Iowa State University study shows that children with stricter parents are more likely to stay out of trouble later in life. Trying to determine why some kids run into trouble as teens...

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