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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.

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.

July 9, 2010

Interviews 

marion nestle and book cover of feed your pet right

Marion Nestle (Part 1): Raw Milk, School Food & What To Feed Your Pets

Earth Eats recently spoke with Marion Nestle about everything from the raw milk debate to pet food to food labeling. This is the first part of the interview.

June 25, 2010

School Food 

Tom Colicchio

Bravo’s Top Chef Tries Hand At School Lunch

Celebrity chefs taking on the challenges of school lunch is becoming a bona fide trend!

June 10, 2010

Food Safety 

a bottle of sunscreen

Health Risks From Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products In Food

Researchers hope to measure the impacts of continuous doses of very low levels of drugs being constantly reintroduced into the environment and the food supply.

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.

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