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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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A Day on the “Coupon Diet”

Recently some researchers released a study of what you happen if you only ate the food that was advertised on TV. (Answer: You’d be in a sorry state.) It also got us thinking a lot about coupons, which are marketed heavily toward people shopping for families with kids. In fact, we’re constantly hearing about how […]

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Is Sodium Bad For Kids?

We know that too much sugar is bad for kids, and we’ve heard about why we should steer clear of preservatives, artificial coloring, and junk foods. But what’s the deal with sodium? On the one hand, studies find that Americans eat almost twice as much as the recommended daily amount of sodium, and some companies […]

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Re-Thinking Ketchup

Ketchup – once dubiously considered a vegetable, and possibly the closest some kids get to eating one – is cleaning up its act. First Heinz started tinkering with its recipe to create a version that has about 15 percent less sodium. Now Hunt’s is removing high fructose corn syrup from its recipe. So does that […]

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