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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 Wrap

We’ve been desperately searching, foraging, scraping for some good news – any good news – to share on the food front this week. And finally, at the 11th hour, the U.S. Senate came in and helped us out. The New York Times reports that the Senate on Thursday approved a long-awaited child nutrition act that [...]

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Where obesity meets hunger

Admit it: Every now and then you see a chubby kid drinking a soda and you think, “Why do his parents feed him so much?” The answer may be more complex (and depressing) than you think. It’s true that this country has an obesity problem. But while in some cases the cause of obesity can [...]

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Friday Food News Round-Up

OK, we’re really going to have to come up with a better name for the Friday food news round-up than “Friday Food News Round-Up.” We’re open to any and all suggestions. Anyway, another round of great news stories crossed our desk this week. Take a look: Apps for Healthy Kids: The USDA has officially unveiled [...]

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