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Child Nutrition

The Last-Minute Fight To Pass The Child Nutrition Act

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"It's this opportunity or we lose it," said Representative George Miller, a California Democrat and sponsor of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act...

Solutions To The Latino Child Nutrition Crisis In The U.S.

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Janet Murguía

Latino children are in the midst of a nutrition crisis. New food data released by the USDA show that for the third year in a row, Hispanic children make up the largest share of children living in hunger nationwide.

The Future of America's Children -- A Question of National Priorities

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

The whole 10-year child nutrition program proposed by the House could be paid for with just 42 days worth of Afghanistan war spending. How is it that we can unquestioningly fund illegal war, but not feed our children?

Speaking Up For Kids: Not a Political Choice

Judith S. Palfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith S. Palfrey

As the dust settles on the results of this week's mid-term elections-- a Republican majority in the House led by a new Speaker and a narrow Democratic...

World Food Day 2010: Dramatic Results in Niger

Tom Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Arnold

Today, on World Food Day -- I want to call your attention to the needs of many millions of children around the world. In countries suffering from absolute poverty, chronic hunger is a deadly threat to children.

43 Million Reasons for Congress to Get Serious

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Steve Gutow

Poor kids will not be able to learn as well or as easily as they could if they were not feeling the pangs of hunger and stress and illness that come with poverty. Poverty is not a partisan issue, but a moral one.

Thinking Outside the LunchBox

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

It's that time of year again, and if you pack school lunches 5 days a week, it is just the beginning of this particular job that can be just a teeny t...

The School Lunch Milk Wars

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

A school lunch program should be designed to nourish children, especially those whose meals at school represent opportunities to eat nutritious foods they might not get at home.

How Advertisers Manipulate Children

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

One study found that unhealthy cereals are the most aggressively marketed cereals to kids. These cereals that contain 85 percent more sugar and 65 percent less fiber than adult cereals.

A State of Emergency: We Need to Address Rising Poverty Now

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Calling for hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the top two percent of earners while one-quarter of our children are poor is morally and economically wrong.

Pennies and Pounds: Congress Takes on Child Nutrition

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

I applaud improvements in school food that will ensue with passage of the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act. But I wince at the prospect of the right hand breaking what the left just fixed.

Why The House Child Nutrition Bill Is Better For Children

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

While the improvements to the quality of foods provided by our child nutrition programs is a strong step forward, there are two shortfalls to the legislation that the House should consider before taking up the Senate bill.

It's Time for an NIH Institute for Nutrition

T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.

What controls the expression of genes that lead to health and disease events? Experimental and extensively published research from my lab has convinced me that nutrition provides this control.

Whole Milk Is Not Appropriate For Kids: So Why Are Schools Still Serving It?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Because they are eating so many meals outside the home, kids are increasingly reliant on teachers, caregivers and cafeteria staff to guide them to make healthy choices and model healthy eating behaviors.

A Seder Lesson: Let All Who Are Hungry Come And Eat

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Steve Gutow

As American Jews ate what for many was a plentiful meal, we listened to the traditional four questions and pondered a new one: why, in a country as wealthy and as bountiful as the United States, are there still children who are hungry?

Why Nutrition Matters

Joel Lamstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel Lamstein

Today's release of the Obama administration's Feed the Future implementation strategy will confirm what many in the global public health world have kn...

Rachael Ray Goes To Washington

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

To get people focused on child obesity, I asked Rachael Ray to come to Washington last week to help me lobby my colleagues in Congress on the Child Nutrition bill.

Pepsi Will Remove High-Calorie Sodas from Schools by 20 | Sarah CoffeyMar 17th 2010 at 6:00AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PepsiCo, the world's No. 2 soft-drink maker, says it is removing its full-calorie sweetened drinks from schools in more than 200 countries by 2012. Th...

The Quest For A Thin Baby: How Far Some Parents Go

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

As parents, we must do all we can to nurture a positive sense of self in our children. Let's stop obsessing about a few extra pounds and focus on keeping weight in a healthy range.

Nourishing Healthy Children With a Dash of Creativity and Determination

Susan Dell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Dell

Millions of kids are shortening their life expectancy every day with fast foods, sugar and the lure of video games and TV. I believe there is nothing more important than giving our children the gift of wellness.

Heart of Chicago Comes Through for Eat-In

Lynn Peemoeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lynn Peemoeller

The Slow Food USA 'Time for Lunch' Campaign is proving that people all over the country are passionate and dedicated to making a difference in our food system through civic engagement.