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Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution: Yes!

Posted March 29, 2010 | 11:39:27 (EST)

I’m not much of a TV-watcher but from what I’ve been hearing about Jamie Oliver’s new series, I thought I had best take a look.

Don’t miss it. Get your kids to watch it with you.

Oliver, in case you haven’t been paying attention, went to Huntington, West...

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Obesity Initiative Sends Food Companies Scrambling

Posted March 18, 2010 | 16:42:44 (EST)

Food companies wanting to do something to prevent childhood obesity are in a bind. Preventing obesity means staying active, eating real, not processed, foods, and reserving sugary drinks for special occasions. None of this is good for the processed food business. At best, food and beverage companies can make their...

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Why Are Doctors Selling Out to Coke?

Posted October 12, 2009 | 14:37:00 (EST)

On October 6, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) announced its new partnership with Coca-Cola. What does AAFP get from this? A grant "to develop consumer education content on beverages and sweeteners for FamilyDoctor.org."

The AAFP, says its president, looks forward to

working with The Coca-Cola Company,...
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The High Human Cost of Unsafe Food

Posted October 6, 2009 | 17:03:53 (EST)

Put me out of business big box Web

I think we need a whole lot more public outrage about unsafe food. Maybe the recent front-page articles in the Washington Post and

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Kellogg's Asks for a Froot Loops Correction: More on Smart (?) Choices

Posted September 5, 2009 | 17:57:39 (EST)

2009-09-05-FrootLoops192x300.jpgEarlier this week, I received a phone call from Dr. Celeste Clark, Kellogg's senior vice president for global nutrition, corporate affairs and chief sustainability officer.

She had seen my previous blog post on the Smart Choices program, and wanted me...

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This Week's Huge Flap About Organics

Posted July 31, 2009 | 15:22:00 (EST)

I'm in London and this week's tabloid Daily Express has a headline in type two inches high: "ORGANIC FOOD NO HEALTHIER." The article begins, "Eating organic food in the belief that it is good for your health is a waste of money, new research shows."


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Fixing School Food: Out With the Junk Foods!

Posted May 31, 2007 | 14:00:00 (EST)

Since 2005, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a Washington DC-based organization of physicians and scientists who write reports on health topics at the behest of federal agencies, has issued four studies on the causes and consequences of childhood obesity. The latest, Nutrition Standards for...

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