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Ask Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign is gearing up to celebrate its second anniversary – and now you have a chance to ask her your questions about it. If you have a burning question for the First Lady on her campaign to get kids to stay active and eat healthy foods – or if you have […]

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Prevent Child Obesity – 5 Tips

Childhood obesity has been in the news this week – even more so than before – in part because of a controversial series of ads run in Georgia. These ads feature overweight kids who talk frankly about being teased and ostracized because of their weight. No matter how you feel about the ads, the pain […]

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Food News Wrap: Aug. 19

Please, summer, don’t end yet. Pretty please? We’re happy to see all sorts of farm-fresh stories in the news this week, which makes us sort of feel like summer is still in full bloom. Top of the news this week: Fifty young people have become the first class of FoodCorps, a national service organization dedicated to […]

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Cook it Yourself!

Do you need any more reminders that it’s healthier and more economical to cook at home rather than eating out? Well, here’s a good one. Our friend Andrew Wilder at Eating Rules has written a wonderful “In Defense of Cooking” post that is a must-read for parents who want to create healthier meals for their […]

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Food News Wrap: July 29

Let’s start with the heavy hitters: McDonald’s made a big splash this week when it announced a nutrition overhaul of its much-criticized Happy Meal. They will downsize the French fry portions and put a fruit or veggie in every Happy Meal. This was the talk of nutrition-watchers all the way up to the White House, […]

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Food News Wrap: July 22

We keep saying it, and we’re still going to keep saying it: Watch what your kids are watching on TV, because it’s hard to say who else is watching out for them. Exhibit A: Coming up at the same time period as proposed new federal guidelines, food manufacturers have drafted their own nutrition guidelines for marketing to kids. […]

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