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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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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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Food News Wrap: July 1

As we head into the holiday weekend, we’re thinking all about healthy summer eats for kids. Some of the most troubling things we’ve read this week have come out of the Childhood Obesity Conference, including the fact that the average teen sees five fast food ads per day, and the average preschooler sees more than 1000 fast food […]

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Food News For Moms: May 6

Most moms we know start out with the goal of wanting to serve their kids the best food possible. But often those best intentions get chipped away by so many outside influences: too many demands on their time, the convenience of packaged and processed foods, and the constant seduction of marketing to kids. This week we’re […]

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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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Friday Food News Feed: Dec. 10

We’re still spinning over here from the ramifications of the passage of the landmark Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill, so we’re glad to be able to talk about it for at least one more week. Most significantly, President Obama plans to sign it on Monday, December 13 (via Obama Foodorama). But despite all of the hoopla surrounding […]

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