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April 25, 2019

 

Parents Grapple With Increasing Debt For School Lunches

A growing number of low-income families that do not qualify for free school lunches are going into deeper debt, as school districts crack down on outstanding payments.

December 12, 2018

 

More Salt, Fewer Whole Grains: USDA Eases School Lunch Rules

Advocates say the Trump administration's rollback of nutrition requirements could lead to school meals that are inconsistent with federal dietary guidelines.

September 24, 2018

 

Do Healthy Diets Protect The Planet?

As United Nations leaders gather in New York, top food and nutrition experts are convening for a forum to talk about how people around the globe can have both a nourished diet and a healthy planet.

November 7, 2017

 

Food Activists Walk The Long Walk … To The Nearest Grocery

Participants in the "Grocery Walk" demonstrate how difficult it can be to get basic items in low-income areas.

October 24, 2017

 

The FDA Will Decide Which Ingredients Count As Fiber

Chicory root. Bamboo. Soy fiber: Manufacturers can use these to add fiber to foods. FDA will decide if these can count as fiber on nutrition labels.

September 19, 2017

 

A Pioneer Of Food Activism Steps Down, Looks Back

Michael Jacobson led the fight against "junk food" for four decades. He's now stepping down as president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

August 11, 2017

 

Welcome To The Linton Farmers’ Market

This week, we meet vendors and customers whose lives have been changed by this small but bustling southern Indiana market.

August 4, 2017

 

More SNAP Dollars At Market Mean More Sales For Farmers

Mallory Rickbeil says incentivizing SNAP users to shop for vegetables at the Linton Farmers' Market has enticed more farmers to become vendors.

July 19, 2017

 

Why It’s So Hard To Stop The World’s Looming Famines

Millions of people in Yemen and sub-Saharan Africa are facing food shortages and severe malnutrition. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Justin Forsyth of UNICEF.

June 5, 2017

 

Do Carrots Really Help Your Vision?

The orange vegetable helps us see — but that's different from improving our vision. That said, carrots are part of a diet designed for eye health.

May 16, 2017

 

Americans Are Drinking Less Cow’s Milk, Its Appeal Has Curdled

In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed.

May 16, 2017

 

What Michelle Obama Thinks About Trump’s School Lunch Rules

The former first lady got fired up talking about the issues she championed during her eight years in the White House.

April 11, 2017

 

Obesity Shifts To Low Income Families In Mexico

Historically, prevalence of obesity in Mexico was associated with higher socioeconomic status. A new study shows that's changing, and impacting teen girls.

April 6, 2017

 

Soda Taxes And Small Candy Bars: Two Countries Fight Sugar

The U.K. and Canada released reports last month detailing efforts to reduce sugar consumption in their respective countries, with two different approaches.

March 27, 2017

 

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers

When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows.

March 23, 2017

 

Meals On Wheels Lose Funding? It’s Hard To Say How Much

Meals on Wheels America has seen a surge in donations from worried supporters since President Trump's budget proposal was released.

March 14, 2017

 

Why Kids Should See Their Veggies

Getting kids to eat veggies through subterfuge sets the bar too low, researchers say. Your child must actually learn to like veggies, weird textures and all.

March 9, 2017

 

For Breast Cancer Survivors, Soy Tied To Longevity Boost

New research finds eating soy milk, edamame and tofu does not have harmful effects for women with breast cancer, as some have worried.

January 20, 2017

 

FDA Issues New Seafood Advice For Moms-To-Be

Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat, what to avoid.

January 18, 2017

 

Food As Medicine: It’s Not Just A Fringe Idea Anymore

Treating people through nutrition is not a new idea, but it's making inroads as more medical professionals make meals a formal part of care.

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