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October 19, 2012

Healthier Changes 

lucky charms breakfast cereal

Overseas Cereals To Get Healthier Makeover

Nestle and General Mills have agreed to reduce sugar and sodium content in cereals sold outside the United States.

September 6, 2012

Food For Thought 

Rows of vegetable servings for school lunches, including broccoli, baby carrots, and radishes.

Awaiting The Grade On New School Lunches

The new school year brings with it new standards for school lunches. School food preparers and students are adjusting.

June 5, 2012

Healthier Ads 

girl in minnie mouse ears

Disney Nixes Junk Food Advertising

The Walt Disney Company has decided to stop carrying junk food ads aimed at children, making it the first company of its kind to do so.

February 24, 2012

Food Fight! 

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Food Trucks Face Battle In California

A proposed ordinance would make it illegal for food trucks to park within 1500 feet of a school in California -- but the issue is much wider than a few blocks.

February 7, 2012

Picture Perfect 

green beans

A Picture May Be Worth A Thousand Veggies

How do you get a kid to eat more veggies? Don't tell them, show them.

January 10, 2012

Food Vs. Pills 

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Healthy Diets, Less Hyperactivity?

A new study has looked at children's diets as a means of treating ADHD. Can avoiding junk food really affect hyperactivity?

December 10, 2011

Sugar Smacked 

cereal

Dessert For Breakfast? Kids’ Cereals Have As Much Sugar

Cookies for breakfast? Not quite, but many popular children's cereals contain as much sugar as Chips Ahoy!

December 7, 2011

Couch Potatoes 

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‘Let’s Move’ Campaign: Shifting Away From Healthy Food?

Did First Lady Michelle Obama shift her focus from healthy food to exercise in her fight against childhood obesity?

October 19, 2011

Obesity And Youth 

frosted flakes

Tony The Tiger Isn’t Going Anywhere

Officials attempting to tighten marketing to children have decided to lay off of cartoon characters, but will it satisfy the food industry?

October 15, 2011

Get Your Garden On 

Stephanie Solomon in a field of buckwheat

Building Healthy Soil, Training Young Gardeners

Stephanie Solomon of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard explains how she transformed grassy parkland into two fertile garden plots, one of which is in a hoop house.

October 11, 2011

Childhood Hunger 

sesame street

Children’s Hunger Addressed On Sesame Street

Sunday's Sesame Street special introduced Lily, a seven-year-old pink Muppet who didn't always have enough to eat.

October 5, 2011

Not Just Orange 

colorful carrots

Will Colorful Carrots Get A Cult Following?

New varieties of colorful carrots have arrived in U.K. supermarkets -- will they wow children, foodies, or both?

September 12, 2011

Homemade Medicine 

Elderberries

Elderberry Syrup For Colds And Flu

What I especially love about this treatment is that the syrup is as sweet as candy and something children will actually enjoy taking.

September 7, 2011

Marketing To Children 

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Food Marketing To Kids: Free Speech Or Fair Suggestions?

A group of legal scholars responds to the food industry's claim of free speech infringement by stating no rules were actually enforced.

August 24, 2011

Food Stamps 

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Food Stamp Program Sees Sharp Increase

Even as more people rely on food stamps, one in three could be eligible for assistance.

August 19, 2011

Kids In The Kitchen 

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After-School Snacking: Be Safe, Be Healthy

School is out for the day and the kids are hungry! Keep them reaching for healthy options while keeping them safe.

August 7, 2011

Kids In The Garden 

two kids sporting homemade masks

Garden Parties Are The New Tea Parties

Kids love a good harvest and when combined with a party, I don't have to tell you what to expect: grab more invites - children are jogging down the driveway!

July 22, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

Box Of Fast Food Toys

Fast Food Nation: One Mother’s Perspective

I initially applauded the decision by Jack in the Box to remove toys from kids meals, but when you peel back the layers you see that this is just a PR move.

July 19, 2011

Obesity Epidemic 

Man In A Hospital Mask

F As In Fat: What Americans Can Do To Be Healthier

This comprehensive study shows that many factors affect the obesity crisis, notably restrictions individuals face in their access to exercise and healthy food.

July 11, 2011

Clean Food 

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Clean, Cook, Chill, Separate To Prevent Food Borne Illness

In the wake of the recent E. coli outbreak in Europe, the US government is launching a campaign to raise awareness of safe food handling procedures.

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