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November 13, 2013

Let's Move! 

sesame street

Let’s Move! Teams Up With Sesame Street

The Let's Move! campaign has announced Sesame Street characters will promote produce to children. Will it work?

June 11, 2013

Cheap And Fresh? 

variety of local vegetables

Walmart Commits to Buying Produce From Local Growers

As part of its healthy food initiative, Wal-Mart has announced it will buy 80 percent of its fresh produce directly from local growers.

May 22, 2012

Food Snobs 

USDA Organic neck stamp

Organic Foodies Debate: Are We Jerks?

Do your attitudes about food say anything about other aspects of your ethical life? That was the question posed by a new study.

April 8, 2012

Pretty And Tasty 

redbud dessert

Edible Beauty Of Spring: Redbud Dessert

The blooming of redbuds on trees across the Midwest is a sign of spring. Did you know you can eat these beautiful little flowers?

February 18, 2012

New Tastes 

kid eating cereal for breakfast

Every Good School Day Starts With A Good Breakfast

Two recipes for a healthy breakfast using grapefruit and oats, Mimi Ito documents what her kids eat for lunch, and cultivating truffles like any other crop.

August 17, 2011

School Lunch 

school lunch

Changes To School Lunch Seem Mighty Tasty

In anticipation of the upcoming Child Nutrition Act, some schools are already featuring healthier options. But do vending machines have a place?

August 16, 2011

Urban Foraging 

Fruit Tree

Foraging Or Stealing? Harvesting Food From Abandoned Lots

Urban foraging collects unused or unwanted produce from public places. What about abandoned gardens on foreclosed lots?

June 11, 2011

Preventative Measures 

Salmonella Bacteria

How Consumers Can Prevent Food Borne Illnesses

The most common pathogens that cause food borne illnesses can be eliminated from food with a few simple steps.

June 9, 2011

Hot Potato 

box of white potatoes

New Guidelines Might Cut Spuds From School Lunches

In addition to white potatoes, starch-heavy corn and peas are also in danger of being cut in favor of leafy greens and orange vegetables.

April 11, 2011

Pollinators 

Bat In A Tree

Bats Are Dying, Farmers Should Be Concerned

Fruit lovers should be very concerned by the increasing number of bats dying from white nose syndrome.

April 10, 2011

Green Thumb 

Seed Packets And Brochures

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Sowing Seeds

How deep? How far apart? How often? We answer all these questions regarding sowing seeds.

December 17, 2010

Start The Day Off Right 

Woodstone Oven Eggs

Brunch, Part 2: Drunken Watermelon And Woodstone Oven Eggs

More brunch! An egg casserole with artichoke hearts, potatoes and a slew of other things. And, the Drunken Watermelon will put a smile on your guests’ faces.

November 22, 2010

Fun With Baking 

Apple Being Sliced For Crisp

Seasonal Fruit Baked Into An Easy Apple Crisp

For locavores, apples are the perfect fall food, and this apple crisp is the perfect fall dessert!

October 29, 2010

Indiana Fruits 

persimmons and paw paws

Persimmons And Paw Paws: Cooking With Indiana Fruits

We’re focusing on Indiana fruits. Paw paws transform some sliced apples into a unique starter dish. Then, a recipe for traditional persimmon bread pudding.

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.

December 14, 2009

Green Eating Tips 

A deer grazing in the snow.

7 Ways To Keep A Green Diet This Winter Season

Here in the Midwest, most markets are closed for the winter and locally grown foods can be harder to come by. Fortunately, there are still ways to eat green.

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