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December 28, 2012

Who Could Forget? 

The second hand on an analog clock approaches the 12.

2012: The Year In Food News

From droughts to hurricanes, 2012 has been rocky one for farmers and foodies alike. Here's our annual roundup of the year's major food news stories.

December 12, 2012

Baby Steps 

Row of school buses

Finally, Kids Are Losing Weight

For the first time in thirty years, studies are showing declines in childhood obesity rates.

July 7, 2012

Farming Trends 

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Sustainability: From The Farm To Your Plate (And Cup)

In today's show, we speak with a number of farmers and producers to find out what sustainability means to them. Then, two recipes using broccoli and snow peas.

July 7, 2012

Weighty Matters 

kids playing in the ocean

Healthy Eating At Home, School Can Help Reduce Obesity Rates

Researcher Terry Spradlin discusses implications of childhood obesity trends and gives suggestions to parents and educators for how to encourage healthy living.

December 2, 2011

Happy Meals? 

mcdonalds toy

Despite Ban, Toys Offered With Happy Meals In San Francisco

To combat childhood obesity, San Fransisco banned toys included with high-fat children's meals. McDonald's decided to sell them for 10 cents each instead.

May 10, 2011

Advertising to Children 

cereal_boxes

Food Industry Whines About FTC’s New Marketing Guidelines

If they follow the FTC's guidelines, food companies will have to make healthier food if they want to continue advertising to children.

April 21, 2011

School Food 

Lunchbox

At This School, Lunch Is Mandatory

Some parents are angered by one Chicago school's attempt to promote healthful eating.

April 19, 2011

School Food 

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How One Philadelphia School Battles Childhood Obesity

As schools increase their attack on childhood obesity, one school shows how a group of parents are working to ensure their kids have access to healthy food.

April 13, 2011

Food Cravings 

Kid Eating A Cupcake

We Have Loved Sweets Since Birth And Food Companies Know It

A new documentary claims our brains are predisposed to be addicted to sweet and salty foods. Naturally, food companies use this info to sell us more junk.

March 21, 2011

Soda News 

PlantBottle

Petroleum-Free Bottles And Big Donations: Soda’s PR Battles

Soda has been targeted by public health advocates as a leading contributor to the obesity epidemic. See the ways the industry is trying to change its image.

February 15, 2011

Let's Move! 

Let's Move!

Let’s Move! Celebrates One Year, Turns To Restaurants

As Let's Move! celebrates its first year, we look at its past progress and its goals for the future.

January 16, 2011

School Lunch Reform 

Jicama

USDA Releases New Nutrition Plans For School Meals

Move over, tater tots. The USDA released its new set of guidelines for school meals, and overall it favors whole foods.

December 19, 2010

Food News 

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Low-Sugar Cereal Helps Kids Choose The Right Portion

A Yale study shows that kids who are given low-sugar cereals choose a healthier portion than ones given a high-sugar alternative.

December 11, 2010

Fast Food 

mcdonald's happy meal toy

Wisconsin Council Votes To Keep Toys In Happy Meals

Last month, San Francisco voted to ban toys from being included in high-calorie fast food aimed at kids. But Superior, Wisconsin wants its Happy Meal as is.

December 3, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

fries and macaroni and cheese being scooped onto plate

Congress Passes Child Nutrition Bill, School Lunches Get Healthier

In an effort to fight child hunger and obesity, Congress passed a bill that makes the most significant changes to school meal program in 30 years.

October 20, 2010

Evil Snacks 

Junk Food

Junk Food, Junk Calories: What Kids Are Eating

A new study found that children 2-18 get 40% of their daily intake from fat and sugar — putting them at risk for obesity and other diet-related illness.

August 23, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

free for all book cover

Janet Poppendieck: School Food In America Today

Author Janet Poppendieck joined us to discuss school lunch policy reform and history, and how society is impacted by the federal school lunch program.

August 19, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

free for all book cover

Janet Poppendieck: The History Of School Food In America

Author Janet Poppendieck joined us to discuss school lunch policy reform and history, and how society is impacted by the federal school lunch program.

July 28, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

The Massachusetts State Senate chamb

MA Senate Passes Bill Ousting Junk Food From Schools

The House and Senate of Massachusetts passed a bill last week banning the sale of junk food in public schools.

June 25, 2010

School Food 

Tom Colicchio

Bravo’s Top Chef Tries Hand At School Lunch

Celebrity chefs taking on the challenges of school lunch is becoming a bona fide trend!

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