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October 31, 2012

Sugar Shock 

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CSPI To Disney: No More Characters On Candy

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has sent a letter to Disney applauding the company's healthier policies -- but stating it can do more.

September 6, 2012

Food Insecurity 

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Food Stamp Usage Reaches Record High

Hunger continues to be a major challenge as new data from the USDA shows food insecurity and food stamp participation are on the rise.

June 13, 2012

Fighting The Man 

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Foodies Aren’t Sold On FDA’s Updated Strategic Plan

What upcoming changes may you see in how the government regulates the food industry?

May 13, 2012

Silliest Meal Of The Day 

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New Cookbook Encourages You To Play With Your Food

Bill and Claire Wurtzel believe breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it's the most fun.

May 6, 2012

Spring Has Sprung! 

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Steamy, Garlicky, Springy Asparagus Pasta

What's better than a warm, flavorful and nutritious pasta to fill you up and warm you up on a cool spring evening?

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 21, 2012

So Paleo 

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Is Your Dog Eating Better Than You?

High-end foods and raw diets are hip among doting pet owners, but are they really all they're cracked up to be?

February 20, 2012

Grocery Store Analysis 

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Selling Healthy Eating In The Aisles

In the last ten years, using health claims and nutrition ratings to sell food is more popular than tempting consumers with descriptions of indulgent flavors.

February 12, 2012

Sticker Shock 

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Is Walmart’s Nutrition Labeling Great For You?

Walmart is rolling out the "Great for You" sticker on healthy food this spring. What is "great for you?"

February 10, 2012

Happier Hearts 

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Less Trans Fats In Foods Means Less In The Body

The FDA began requiring food manufactures to label trans fats in 2003. Since then, the levels of trans fats have dropped not just in food but in humans as well.

December 2, 2011

Happy Meals? 

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Despite Ban, Toys Offered With Happy Meals In San Francisco

To combat childhood obesity, San Fransisco banned toys included with high-fat children's meals. McDonald's decided to sell them for 10 cents each instead.

October 5, 2011

Not Just Orange 

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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 28, 2011

Fresh Look? 

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Pondering Positives Of Processed Foods

"Processed foods have become the default for everything negative," co-presenter Lindsey Loving said at the ADA conference. Some think there is reason for that.

September 14, 2011

Wake Up Call 

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Hunger At Home: Food Insecurity Still A Problem

Nearly one in three households categorized as "food insecure" had to cut back or alter their eating habits for lack of food.

August 31, 2011

Local Economy 

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Farmers Markets: Good For You, Good For Economy

Farmers markets are good for you. A new report says they are good for the economy, too.

July 19, 2011

Obesity Epidemic 

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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.

May 24, 2011

Nutrition For All 

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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.

April 21, 2011

School Food 

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At This School, Lunch Is Mandatory

Some parents are angered by one Chicago school's attempt to promote healthful eating.

April 5, 2011

Feeding Kids 

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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

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.

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