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Archive | January, 2011

Friday Food News Feed: Jan. 14

After a slight lull over the holidays, it’s been a busy week in food news. Topping the list is yesterday’s release of proposed federal guidelines for school lunches by the USDA, the first such change in 15 years. The recommendations (prompted by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into law last month) include cutting salt and fat, adding […]

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Hey – Where Are Those Nutrition Standards?

Did your kids watch a lot of TV during the holiday vacation? You might want to check in on what kind of ads they have been seeing, especially if they start wandering back to you with glazed eyes, asking for sugary cereals. Food marketing and advertising to kids is a $2 billion industry – and the […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Stromboli

Pizza night starting to get old? Why not roll it up? We love making strombolis (essentially rolled-up pizzas) because they’re fun to make – and it’s always a nice surprise to see what they look like when you slice them. Extra mid-winter bonus: They make great football-watching snacks. The basic idea behind a stromboli is […]

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Rosca de Reyes – Kings’ Bread

While many of us have long since done away with the tree and the wrapping paper, the Christmas holiday is reaching its peak today in some cultures. January 6, also known as the Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas, or Dia de Reyes (Day of Kings), commemorates the arrival of the Magi or the three wise men. This […]

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Taking A Stand on Fresh Fruit

It’s hard for us to even wrap our minds around this, but this week we learned that PepsiCo Tropicana has begun testing this new portable kids’ snack called Tropicana Tropolis™ – “a smooth blend of real squeezable fruit, packed with nutrition, designed for kids.” *Sigh* Where to begin? Grist takes a first stab at this […]

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