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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-pie

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.

February 1, 2011

Food Labels 

Nutrition Key

The Food Industry Jumps The FDA, Releases Its Own Nutrition Guide

The Food Industry released its own set of nutrition guidelines, but the Obama administration is not convinced.

January 6, 2011

Label Debut 

packaged meat in grocery store

Nutrition Labels On (Or Near) Meat To Debut In 2012

New USDA rules will require familiar nutrition labels either on packaging or signs in supermarkets.

December 20, 2010

Community Kitchens 

black and white photo of serving line

Hungry For The Holidays: Fighting Food Insecurity

Next to Thanksgiving, Christmas is the busiest time of year for the folks at the Community Kitchen of Monroe County and the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

December 7, 2010

Blogger Introduction 

clara moore and the st. louis arch

Born To Cook Locally: Clara Moore Does The Impossible In St. Louis

My passions lie in all things food, from nutrition to farming. I see cooking as a way to communicate, cure, share, grow, or just simply spend a great afternoon.

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?

November 19, 2010

Food And Health 

Food Insecurity in the U.S.

Hunger In America Increases, Studies Find

Recent studies published by the USDA and Feeding America find that food insecurity has increased in the United States.

November 9, 2010

Pet Food 

dogbiday

How-To: Homemade Doggie Treats

Always baking for your friends? Don't leave out your furry ones! Everyone loves homemade treats, especially around the holidays.

October 27, 2010

Candy Love 

colored balls of candy

Candy’s Virtue Is In Its Honesty, Says Rutgers Professor

"It has always been a processed food eaten for pleasure with no particular nutritional benefit," says Rutgers Professor. Candy-lovers' guilty consciences eased.

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 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.

October 14, 2010

Improving Health 

young boy eating corn on the cob

Orange Corn Jam-Packed With Vitamin A Fights Childhood Blindness

Researchers at Purdue University have found a way to turbo-charge orange corn with vitamin A, making these ears good for your eyes.

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.

October 6, 2010

Liquid Candy 

Orange Soda

NYC Mayor Proposes Banning Soda From Food Stamp Program

Reducing soda consumption is undeniably a healthier choice for consumers. However, Michael Bloomberg's proposal raises controversial issues of classism.

September 28, 2010

School Lunch 

school lunch

The Powerful Position Of Schools To Influence Nutrition

School meals have a huge influence over the nutritional well-being of children. How can you make a difference?

September 3, 2010

Organic Produce 

Glazed strawberries

In Strawberry Study, Organic Produce Delivers The Goods

A study was published this week supporting a few of the health and environmental benefits of organically-grown produce that foodies have been arguing for years.

August 18, 2010

School Lunch 

school lunch tray with healthy food

Your Top 12 Tips: Back-To-School Lunches For Healthier Kids

Earth Eats fans weighed in with their two cents about how to put healthier food choices (that they will actually eat!) into your kids' lunchboxes.

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