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Friday Food News Feed: Jan. 14

Friday Food News Feed: Jan. 14

After a slight lull over the holidays, it’s been a busy week in food news. Topping the list is yesterday’s release of proposed federal guidelines for school lunches by the USDA, the first such change in 15 years. The recommendations (prompted by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into law last month) include cutting salt and fat, adding […]

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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, but 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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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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Time for Lunch?

Ever since school started two weeks ago, our first-grader has come home with at least 75 percent of his lunch still completely intact and untouched. (We’re wondering – where does he get all of his energy if he’s not eating? But that’s a side issue for the moment.) When we try to get to the […]

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Friday Food News Wrap: August 20

Another Friday and lots more food news to report. One of the biggest stories we’ve seen this week (especially for our fellow Californians) is the egg recall, which appears to be growing. (380 million eggs are under recall at this point.) This LA Times story has a good summary of which eggs to look out […]

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