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Summer Food Reading

Summertime, and the readin’ is easy… Now that the kids are out of school and the schedule’s a little more relaxed, we’ve had some time to check out a few good food reads that we wanted to share. Some of our recent favorites include: You Have No Idea You’re Eating…: You might want to check [...]

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Farm Water and Farm-Fresh Food

Here’s a question that keeps coming up as we continue our Real Food farm tour project – Why should consumers care about or get to know what happens at farms? Why do we need to know about our food and where it comes from? This question struck us when we came across a survey by the U.S. [...]

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Food Safety for Families

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means that you’re likely to be eating at any number of special dinners, buffets, potlucks, and catered events in the next few weeks. As you sit down to enjoy your meal, food safety is probably the last thing on your mind. But all it takes is one round [...]

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No Vacation From Hunger

No Vacation From Hunger

School’s out, and for most kids, an entire summer of free-wheeling fun lies ahead. But for many children who rely on the National School Lunch Program during the school year, summer brings an end to those lunches and their families cannot fill the gap. For those kids, sadly, summer is a time of hunger. How big is the problem? [...]

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Corn…Sugar?

Corn sugar – Could that be a nice-sounding new name to replace high fructose corn syrup? As of yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration has decided “No.” The FDA’s letter, as sent to Corn Refiners Association, rejected the proposed moniker with the argument that “sugar” is typically associated with a crystallized substance, while “syrup” (like high [...]

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Protect SNAP Funding

Protect SNAP Funding

Did your kids eat three good meals today? If so, consider them lucky. Hunger is an epidemic in this country, and as many as 1 in 5 kids don’t get enough to eat. Kids and families who suffer from hunger do have an important safety net: SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), the federally funded food program formerly [...]

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