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May 6, 2012

Spring Has Sprung! 

asparagus tomato mushroom in store together

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 

dog and cat

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 

grocery basket

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 

food in coolers at walmart

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 

deep fryer

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? 

mcdonalds toy

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 

colorful carrots

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? 

packaged foods

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 

empty plate

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 

local produce

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 

Man In A Hospital Mask

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 


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 


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 

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

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.

February 11, 2011

Healthy Snacks 

cheese slices, trail mix, fruit smoothie, and peanut butter

Ten Best Snacks For Kids (In One Mom’s Opinion)

Kids love to snack, but that doesn't mean those snacks can't be healthy. Here's a list of healthy snacks to fuel your kids after a long school day.

February 10, 2011

Controversial Dessert 


Whoopie Pies Could Become Top Dessert In Maine

A bill to name whoopie pies Maine's state dessert has started a debate over whether the treats are too unhealthy.

February 7, 2011

School Lunch 

Kids Leaving A School Bus

How Parents Can Influence School Nutrition

The Charlotte Mecklenburg School System in North Carolina has stopped serving fried chicken and French fries in their school lunches. What about your school?

February 1, 2011

What To Eat 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announcing the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans on Monday morning.

Food Bloggers Weigh In On USDA’s New Dietary Guidelines

For the first time ever, guidelines focus on the growing obesity epidemic, telling Americans to eat less, and emphasizing a plant-based diet.

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