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Posts tagged children

June 6, 2011

Seasonal Allergies 

five kids jumping outside

Treating Your Kids’ Allergies With Healthy Foods

Allergy season is in full swing. As a parent, I believe that most ailments can be treated naturally with properly grown foods.

May 24, 2011

Nutrition For All 

Baby

Congressional Budget Cuts Hurt Women, Infants And Children

$500 million will be taken from the WIC program, which provides at-risk mothers and babies with nutritional meals.

May 23, 2011

School Lunch 

Baby Being Video Taped

Camera Tracks School Children’s Calories

Five San Antonio elementary schools have unveiled new "calorie cams" to see how many calories their children are consuming.

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.

May 5, 2011

School Lunch Reform 

Chocolate milk

LA Schools Are The Latest To Ban Flavored Milk

Although kids find flavored milks tasty, school systems are banning them from the lunchroom because they contain as much added sugar as soda.

April 27, 2011

Advertising To Children 

Thre little girls looking at a computer

It’s All Fun And Games For Online Junk Food Ads

Opponents of new online advertisements and games geared to children say that food companies have too much influence over them.

April 5, 2011

Feeding Kids 

child's face peeking through leaves

How Parents Can Help Kids Eat And Enjoy Vegetables

Parents may have to be sneaky when it comes to helping kids like veggies, but keep trying. You never know when your child may come around to liking vegetables.

February 15, 2011

British Influence 

jamieoliver

Jamie Oliver Faces Resistance From LA School District

British celebrity chef was banned from filming in Los Angeles schools.

February 14, 2011

Budget For Health 

Two thirds of adult Hoosiers weigh in as overweight or obese, putting them at risk for heart disease and other chronic illness.

Bold New Obesity Initiative May Lack Funding

Almost two thirds of adults in Indiana are overweight or obese, but the state budget doesn't include the funds to tackle this public health issue.

January 26, 2011

Chinese Food Politics 

Chinese Milk Powder

China Cracks Down On Food Producers, Threatens Harsh Punishments

Responding to a history of food contamination, the Chinese government has recently taken measures to enforce food safety.

January 12, 2011

Children's Health 

baby with soda can

75% Of Young Children Drink Caffeine, Study Finds

A new study finds that the majority of young children consume caffeine daily, and the more caffeine they consume, the less they sleep.

December 20, 2010

Community Kitchens 

black and white photo of serving line

Hungry For The Holidays: Fighting Food Insecurity

Next to Thanksgiving, Christmas is the busiest time of year for the folks at the Community Kitchen of Monroe County and the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

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.

November 2, 2010

Halloween Hang-Over 

kid holding taffy

Exchanging Halloween Candy Saves Teeth, Supports U.S. Troops

The Candy Exchange programs aim to save kids' teeth and gums and replace the sugary sweets with free toothbrushes, gift certificates and even cash.

October 21, 2010

Food Pyramid 

2005 MyPyramid - Rejected?

The Food Guide Pyramid: Let’s Try That Again

Not only is the food pyramid confusing, but studies conducted since 1992 have shown it may be grossly flawed in the amounts of carbs and fats it recommends.

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.

October 14, 2010

Improving Health 

young boy eating corn on the cob

Orange Corn Jam-Packed With Vitamin A Fights Childhood Blindness

Researchers at Purdue University have found a way to turbo-charge orange corn with vitamin A, making these ears good for your eyes.

October 14, 2010

School Lunch 

school lunch plate

It’s National School Lunch Week!

To celebrate the National School Food Program's successes, the USDA is hosting a number of activities this week to promote advances and benefits of the program.

August 18, 2010

School Lunch 

school lunch tray with healthy food

Your Top 12 Tips: Back-To-School Lunches For Healthier Kids

Earth Eats fans weighed in with their two cents about how to put healthier food choices (that they will actually eat!) into your kids' lunchboxes.

June 5, 2010

Food Labelling 

rice krispies box

Kellogg Cited (Again) For Misleading Health Claims On Cereal Boxes

For the second time in a year, the Kellogg Company has been slapped by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for making misleading claims on their cereal boxes.

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