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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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Taking A Stand on Fresh Fruit

It’s hard for us to even wrap our minds around this, but this week we learned that PepsiCo Tropicana has begun testing this new portable kids’ snack called Tropicana Tropolis™ – “a smooth blend of real squeezable fruit, packed with nutrition, designed for kids.” *Sigh* Where to begin? Grist takes a first stab at this […]

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Party Time? Keep Your Kids on Track

If your child can’t even make it through the school day without being offered a cookie or a candy cane, then it must be December, the month of sugar-addled kids (and strung-out parents). While you may be tempted to throw in the towel and give up any semblance of nutrition until the New Year, you […]

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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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…And More Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk: We just can’t seem to leave it alone. In case you can’t get enough either, here’s the Jolly Tomato on The Great Chocolate Milk Debate in today’s Huffington Post. Enjoy.

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The Great Chocolate Milk Debate

Chocolate milk – thumbs up or thumbs down? We’re hearing so much on both sides of the issue we’re starting to think chocolate milk is the high fructose corn syrup of 2010. Call it a tempest in a sippy-cup: On one side are the people who say that kids aren’t going to choose milk otherwise, […]

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