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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.

May 16, 2010

Book Club 

free for all book cover

Replay – Author Chat: Janet Poppendieck “Free For All”

On Thursday, June 3 author Janet Poppendieck joined us to discuss her new book "Free For All: Fixing School Food in America"

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 24, 2010

Health Care Reform 

restaurant menu sign

Health Care Bill Calls Out Chain Restaurants, Vending Machines

The health care overhaul was signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday, including a provision directed toward chain restaurants.

March 2, 2010

Fermented Foods 

small jars of homemade yogurt

Yogurt Made Easy: How To Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt

Yogurt is full of protein, calcium and other essential nutrients and contains beneficial strains of bacteria that aid in digestion. Here's how to make your own!

February 11, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

Michelle Obama applauds children involved in her "Let's Move" campaign.

Michelle Obama: “Let’s Move” On Healthier Lifestyles For American Kids

On Tuesday, Michelle Obama launched her "Let's Move" campaign which aims to combat the child obesity epidemic that plagues our country.

February 11, 2010

Food Theaters 

Jamie Oliver in the kitchen

Naked Chef Jamie Oliver Wins 2010 TED Prize

Jamie Oliver won the 2010 TED Prize for his wish to travel around the country and teach kids the fundamentals of cooking fun, tasty, healthy food.

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