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Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 18

Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 18

President Obama’s proposed budget was at the top of the news this week, and those who follow childhood nutrition were pleased to learn that all programs will retain their current level of funding, with $7.9 billion for discretionary nutrition program support (as per Obama Foodorama). However, as The Slow Cook pointed out in Grist this week, school […]

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Friday Food News Feed: October 15

Just in case you were thinking that this week’s kids’ nutrition news was all about Happy Meals that still haven’t rotted six months later, think again. It is National School Lunch week, after all. Plus, there are plenty of other good stories you should know about: Chefs at Schools: Chefs arrived at 67 Chicago public […]

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Eating Out? Calories Add Up For Kids

Where is your kid’s lunch coming from – McDonald’s, a school cafeteria, or your refrigerator? A fascinating new report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service gives concrete evidence to what you may have already suspected: that eating out tends to add calories to your child’s diet. “How Food Away From Home Affects Children’s Diet Quality” finds […]

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Friday Food News Feed: October 1

September is over, but that doesn’t mean we are going to stop hearing about childhood obesity any time soon. First up is the news that the winning apps from the USDA/Let’s Move “Apps for Healthy Kids” competition have been named. Let’s hope these new apps will gain popularity while educating kids about good nutrition. Nutrition Bill Stalls: […]

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Friday Food News Wrap: August 27

Seems like the chocolate milk debate was all over the news this week, or at least it was in our little corner of the world. Of course we’re biased, but we’d like to point out that Jolly Tomato had a pretty good wrap-up on the issue. Oh, and remember the egg recall? That’s still going […]

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