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July 28, 2011

Big Box Stores 

grocery store

New Initiative Increases Funding For Grocery Stores

The Partnership for a Healthier America is working with several leading banks and national grocery retailers to increase stores in food deserts.

May 11, 2011

Food Deserts 

Food Deserts

Tracking Food Deserts: Where Do You Live?

Food deserts are areas where 20% of the population lives in poverty and 33% have difficulty accessing a grocery store.

March 25, 2011

Presidental Gardening 

obama

First Lady To Write Book About White House Garden

Michelle Obama will come out with a book in 2012 about the White House garden.

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 29, 2011

Walmart and Healthy Food 

Walmart

Many Questions Face The New “Healthier” Walmart

Walmart announced that it will promote healthier food, and though the Let's Move! campaign supports it, critics are skeptical.

January 21, 2011

White House Meals 

State Dinner

The State Dinner Was Quintessentially American

Local American food played an important role in last night's state dinner with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

November 23, 2010

School Lunch 

Michelle Obama Laughs With Kids

Michelle Obama’s Salad Bar Could Eclipse Sloppy Joe In Cafeterias

Michelle Obama announced a plan to install 6,000 salad bars in elementary schools across the country. Could lawmakers soon affect wider change to school lunch?

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 15, 2010

Weekly Roundup Oct. 15, 2010 

man preparing sorghum

Weekly Roundup: Global Hunger, GM Corn And School Lunches

Learn what can curb global hunger, why economics may stop GM corn and celebrate School Lunch Week.

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 6, 2010

Child Nutrition 

U.S. Capitol Building

Senate Passes Historic Child Nutrition Act, Hurdles Remain

On Thursday, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Child Kids Act passed by unanimous consent in the Senate.

July 14, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

First Lady Michelle Obama during live web chat with AOL Health

VIDEO: First Lady Answers Americans’ Questions in Live Video Chat

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted her first live web chat on Tuesday to answer questions about her Let's Move campaign.

June 4, 2010

School Food 

a group of chefs in white coats on the white house lawn

Chefs Move To Bring Healthier Food To Schools

Hundreds of chefs gathered on the White House lawn today to launch "Chefs Move to Schools" an adopt-a-school program pairing chefs with local schools.

May 20, 2010

Food Policy 

Michelle Obama hula-hoops with school children

Food Manufacturers To Trim A Trillion Calories From American Diet

The White House has signed an agreement with food and beverage industry leaders to cut 1 trillion calories from the American diet by 2012.

May 11, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

Michelle Obama hula hooping

White House Task Force Outlines Plan To Deal With Childhood Obesity

Earlier today First Lady Michelle Obama and the Childhood Obesity Task Force unveiled a new action plan to address America's childhood obesity epidemic.

May 6, 2010

School Food 

Kids harvesting potatoes on a farm in Maine in 1940.

Food Corps: A New Service Corps For Kids And Food

Celebrities are making healthy food the latest cool cause. That's a trend AmeriCorps wants to harvest, literally, with a new FoodCorps volunteer program.

April 17, 2010

School Lunch 

bagel dog, tater tots, fruit cup and cookie on a school lunch tray

Interview: Anonymous Teacher “Mrs. Q” Is Fed Up With School Lunch

"Mrs. Q" is an anonymous elementary school teacher in the Midwest who has resolved to eat school lunches every day in 2010 and document her experience.

March 31, 2010

White House Garden 

Michell Obama planting Spring Garden

First Lady Michelle Obama Breaks Ground On Spring Garden

Michelle Obama will be joined by the White House chefs, elementary school children and others to break ground today on the White House Spring kitchen garden.

March 26, 2010

Food On Television 

Jamie Oliver on David Letterman

Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution” Debuts To Mixed Reviews

Chef Jamie Oliver's new television show, "Food Revolution," premieres tonight on ABC, but the show has already met with cynicism from comics and critics

March 17, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

grocery store aisle

Michelle Obama Asks US Grocers To Join Her In Fighting Obesity

Michelle Obama spoke with U.S. grocers yesterday, calling for industry-wide improvements to help parents and kids make healthier food decisions.

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