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Pizza Farm

We’re all for healthier school lunches, right? But sometimes it feels like we talk and talk about it and we sound like broken records. Well, here’s a fresh and funny look at school lunches, as produced by Funny or Die and the American Heart Association, and presented by the brilliantly off-kilter Nick Offerman (of “Parks and Recreation”). […]

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5 (Doable) New Year’s Family Food Resolutions

You know those New Year’s eating resolutions that you start out making – like eliminating all added sugar – that turn out to be really, really hard to keep? Sure, resolutions are aspirational, but they’re also arbitrary. If you set the bar too high, they can lead to discouragement and – worst case scenario – […]

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Ask Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign is gearing up to celebrate its second anniversary – and now you have a chance to ask her your questions about it. If you have a burning question for the First Lady on her campaign to get kids to stay active and eat healthy foods – or if you have […]

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Prevent Child Obesity – 5 Tips

Childhood obesity has been in the news this week – even more so than before – in part because of a controversial series of ads run in Georgia. These ads feature overweight kids who talk frankly about being teased and ostracized because of their weight. No matter how you feel about the ads, the pain […]

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Return of the Snack Cake

Given the childhood obesity epidemic, there’s plenty of debate right now about the role of dessert in kids’ lives. But one problem we have with the central question (Let them eat cake?) is that it assumes that the dessert in question is some ooey-gooey, over-the-top, triple-chocolate-fudge, Oreo-frosted creation. That led us to ask: Whatever happened […]

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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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