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Hunger Is

If you’re a kid suffering from hunger, you can’t get much done. You’re probably lacking energy, maybe feeling a little woozy, and having a hard time thinking about anything else besides food. Just ask Academy Award nominated actress Viola Davis, who suffered from hunger as a child while growing up in “abject poverty” in Rhode […]

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Hunger Challenge

We are gearing up for an important week here in the Jolly Tomato household: We are taking part in the Hunger Challenge, an awareness effort put together by the San Francisco Food Bank/Marin Food Bank. The challenge is to live on what someone on food stamps would have to spend on food: $4.72 per day […]

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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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Friday Food News Feed: Dec. 17

The Jolly Tomato is temporarily re-located to the frigid East Coast for the holidays,┬ábut we’ll do our best to keep blogging while staying warm and enjoying time with the family. Let’ start with the big news from Monday, which is that President Obama signed the $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. The bill […]

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Friday News Feed: Nov. 12

Maybe instead of “Friday News Feed” we should call it “The Parade of Bad News.” Sorry, folks: It’s just not pretty this week. At least let’s start with a positive spin: The American Dietetic Association has launched a new initiative called “Kids Eat Right.” As reported by Fooducate, the campaign has three goals: 1) mobilizing […]

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