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Where obesity meets hunger

Admit it: Every now and then you see a chubby kid drinking a soda and you think, “Why do his parents feed him so much?” The answer may be more complex (and depressing) than you think. It’s true that this country has an obesity problem. But while in some cases the cause of obesity can […]

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Friday Food News Feed

Here at JollyTomato headquarters, we’re reading lots of fascinating food news every week… and we’re still trying to come up with a good name for our weekly news round-up. We’re going to go with Friday Food News “Feed” today and see how it goes.  So without further ado, we give you some of the most […]

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Food News Round-Up

While we were shuttling kids back and forth to the doctor all week (don’t ask), the world apparently kept turning, and news kept being made. We wish we could have been among the news-makers, but how about the next best thing? We’ve got a little round-up here of some of the most interesting food and […]

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So There’s Lead in Drinks Now?

Just when you start to think you’re reasonably safe from major contaminants, you get blindsided by another story letting you know that you can never get too comfortable. In this case, it’s that once-harmless children’s treat – apple juice – that is suddenly showing up with lead. The story, as reported by NPR and which […]

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This just in…”Let’s Move” report

Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to combat childhood obesity has taken another step forward. The much-anticipated action plan from the Interagency Childhood Obesity Task Force, called “Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity within a Generation” has been released and is now available online. The “action plan” aims to: • Create a healthy start on life […]

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Do you want toys with that?

Today the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is set to give final approval to a controversial ordinance that would ban local fast-food restaurants from offering toys with unhealthful fast-food meals. Probably the best we can say about the effort is if they did it to get publicity, they certainly succeeded. This motion has brought […]

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