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July 30, 2012

A Veritable Smorgasbord 

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State Fair Chow-Down

Fair concessionaires pour fryers-full of creativity into developing the greasiest and tastiest snacks imaginable. Here are some of our 2012 favorites.

June 5, 2012

Healthier Ads 

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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.

May 18, 2012

Depends On How You Slice It 

Two side-by-side photos.  On the left, two carrots that grew wrapped around one another, as though they are hugging.  On the right, close-up of a hand holding a packaged twinkie.

How Much Does It Cost To Eat Healthy?

Is junk food really cheaper than healthy food? The USDA says it depends how you do the math.

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 19, 2011

Not Buying It 

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L.A. Students Snub Healthy School Lunches

You can lead the students to healthy food, but you can't make them eat.

September 22, 2011

Junk Vs. Fruit 

twinkie

An Apple A Day? More Like A Twinkie

A new report, "Apples to Twinkies," finds that taxpayers are spending billions on junk food subsidies and only a fraction on fresh food subsidies.

September 6, 2011

Healthy Snacks 

vending machines in the dark

Hooray For Healthy Vending Machines

Down with candy bars, long live the carrot sticks! Healthy vending is being introduced as an alternative to the usual fat, sugar and salt-laden junk foods.

August 24, 2011

Soda Ban 

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Food Stamp Soda Ban Fizzles Out

The push to ban the use of food stamps for sodas has been defeated by the USDA.

July 4, 2011

Paper Or Plastic 

Reusable Shopping Bag

America’s First Packaging-Free Grocery Store Coming Soon

Americans throw away 1.4 billion pounds of trash every day, 40 percent of which is packaging that's only used once. One grocery store is hoping to change that.

April 7, 2011

Food Dependency 

A chocolate milkshake

Cravings For Junk Food Mirror Drug Addictions

This just in: junk food is addictive. But researchers claim our brains consider junk food as addictive as drugs.

March 29, 2011

Healthy Snacks 

Baby Carrots: Eat Them Like Junk Food

Baby Carrots Get A Trendy Make-Over

Move over, potato chips! If the manufacturers of baby carrots have their way, their product will be the new junk food.

February 26, 2011

Brain Food 

Kids Cereals

Is Bad Food Making Your Kids Dumb?

Will eating all that processed food end up lowering your toddler's IQ? A new study seems to think so.

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.

September 29, 2010

Veggie Snacks 

Baby carrots

Carrot Vending Machine A Success With Ohio Teens

Skeptics are eating their words. Junk food is out of school vending machines and carrots are in.

August 23, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

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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.

March 30, 2010

Obesity Epidemic 

A graphiti mural by Banksy

Junk Food Junkies: Study Compares Junk Food To Drug Addiction

A new study found that the term "junk food junkie" is really quite accurate - junk food cravings are similar to a drug addict's craving for their next "fix"

March 8, 2010

Healthy Snacking 

an apple and a bunch of fresh cherries

Got Snacks? Steps To Healthier Snacking For Your Kids

Recent news on childhood obesity is not good and snacking plays an important role. Learn what you can do to provide healthier snacking options for your kids.

February 16, 2010

Soda Tax 

Soda bottles

So Long, Soda Tax: The ABCs Of An Idea Gone Flat

The sticky set of issues behind the failure of President Obama's proposed penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages turns out to be anything but sweet.

December 28, 2009

New Year's Resolutions 

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Earth Eats’ Top 10 Ways To Go Green In The New Year

New Years resolution time, and many people are thinking about steps they can take to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle. Here are our favorite 10 tips.

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