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Friday Food News Wrap: April 14

It seems like we’ve been all over the map with school lunches this week. First the USDA had its deadline for comments for the proposed new rules over the school lunch and school breakfast programs (Did you get your comments in?).  Then USA Today looked at a school that is consistently making healthy lunches for kids, and published an [...]

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Friday Food News Wrap: March 18

Friday Food News Wrap: March 18

We’re seeing green this week, with a rash of St. Patrick’s Day stories and with spring just around the corner. Want some green in your diet? Take a look at Jolly Tomato’s St. Patrick’s Day WITHOUT Food Coloring story before you reach for those artificial colors. Also check out Food with Kid Appeal, which has [...]

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Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 11

We’ll start this week with a “Happy Birthday” shout-out to Michelle Obama’s one-year-old “Let’s Move” campaign for curbing childhood obesity. Obama Foodorama has a great assessment of how the first year has gone, and Marion Nestle has weighed in too. A sampling of what makes Mrs. Obama’s campaign different from those of other First Ladies: [...]

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25 Best Snacks for Kids?

When we saw that Parents Magazine had put up a list of “25 Best Healthy Snacks for 2011” we were glad to see them do a story like this and we were preparing to share the link…until we read through the choices. And then we found ourselves asking, “Really, Parents? Is that the best you [...]

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Friday Food News Feed: Jan. 20

Friday Food News Feed: Jan. 20

Healthy food is all over the news this week, starting with yesterday’s announcement by Walmart executives (joined by First Lady Michelle Obama) that they are launching an effort to offer more healthful foods and push its suppliers to do the same. According to the Washington Post, Walmart will develop more healthful and affordable packaged food [...]

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Party Time? Keep Your Kids on Track

If your child can’t even make it through the school day without being offered a cookie or a candy cane, then it must be December, the month of sugar-addled kids (and strung-out parents). While you may be tempted to throw in the towel and give up any semblance of nutrition until the New Year, you [...]

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