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Childhood Nutrition

So Long, Sniff Test: New Tech Tells You When the Milk's Gone Bad

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Technology
Van Winkle's

Scourge of cereal, corrupter of coffee, cause of more spit takes than a Donald Trump press conference: rotten milk has ruined many mornings. And yet our only defense against the potentially stomach-souring effect is the simple, unreliable sniff test.

Your College Student Is Home: What You Need to Know to Help Your Family Adjust

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 05.29.2015 | College
Ingrid Prueher

You finally adjusted to your adult child being away at college. Of course, you were still eager for those few texts and even fewer phone calls, but you got used to eating -- and sleeping -- on a certain schedule.

Where Were You When Tater Tots Turned 60?

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.14.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I normally have an excellent memory when it comes to birthdays, graduations and other special events that must be recognized via a card, a gift or, at the very least, a congratulatory Facebook post. But I owe a sincere apology to H.J. Heinz Company.

What Are We Feeding Our Families?

Jennifer Owens | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

When it comes to putting food on the table -- on a weeknight, no less -- the brunt of the burden still falls most heavily on moms. And when mom also has a full-time job, well, the time available to make a healthy dinner happen for everyone is tight, to say the least.

Should Kids Play With Their Food? Of Course!

Eileen Gordon Chiarello | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Eileen Gordon Chiarello

There are so many ways that we can support our kids on their paths to become healthy eaters and sustainable food advocates, but I've found the more fun we're having, the better it is for all of us.

5-2-1-0 For Healthy Kids -- And You!

Amy Pleimling | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Amy Pleimling

As we are bombarded by diet information and get more confused by nutrition headlines daily, I tend to grab onto the simple, proven basics.

Prevent Kids From 'Sliding' Over the Summer

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Just the other day my neighbor casually mentioned an upcoming camp registration deadline for her kids. For next summer! I was completely caught off gu...

Projecting American Strength Depends on Investing in a Stronger America

Billy Shore | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

Ending childhood hunger won't solve the problems of the world, but the values we embrace can: lifting up the dignity of every human being, investing in the next generation, sharing strength so that everyone has a role and stake in America's future.

Fever Pitch: The Fight Against The Long-Term Effects Of Child Hunger

Noël Marie Zagre | Posted 10.03.2014 | Impact
Noël Marie Zagre

At five years old, Eric's tiny body already tells a story of poverty and lost opportunity. He is six inches shorter than he should be for his age. Because he is stunted, experts say his chances of growing up healthy, learning at full potential and getting a job have been greatly diminished.

This Top Nutritionist Knows Why Monday Is the Best Day to Teach Your Kids to Cook

Diana K. Rice | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Diana K. Rice

And while some parents may balk at the idea of corralling the kids into the kitchen after a long first day of the week, starting the week off by engaging in this habit is well worth the effort.

A Community of Problem Solvers: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Where's the B-12? Include Animal-Based Foods in the Global Malnutrition Agenda

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Calcium, protein, vitamin B-12 and iron are essential to human health. Animal-based foods are an important source of these micronutrients, and where we at Heifer work, they're sometimes the only source readily available.

Did I Miss the Summer Camp Junk Food Consent Form?

Caron Gremont | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

It's time our summer camps, like our schools, step up and be part of the solution, not the problem, and support the efforts of families to give our children a strong and healthy start to life.

Preventing Malnutrition, One Child at a Time

Nan Dale | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Nan Dale

Long before I joined Action Against Hunger and became fervently committed to ending childhood malnutrition, I had a "nutrition incident." What happened undoubtedly shaped my future approach to the work I do today.

Should Healthy Camp Snacks Take a Summer Vacation?

Caron Gremont | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

Fond memories of youth and happy times aren't reason enough to continue doing things that just aren't good for us. We learn more and we do better.

5 Reasons Your Child Eats Differently Than You

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

Kids are learning about food in the same way that they learn to read and write. But as a society, we don't always look at kids eating this way. And as parents, we often forget that kids are not little adults when it comes to food.

Walking the Peaceful Path: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

The Heroism of Fostering a Healthier Next Generation

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 07.06.2014 | Education
Kevin W. Concannon

Our children deserve the best we have to offer, and I commend school nutrition employees and school nurses for giving students their best each day. They may not wear super hero capes, but they are undoubtedly real, authentic heroes.

NYC Tech Growth Booming, Education Not Keeping Pace, Signs of Hope

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
André Corrêa d'Almeida

New data released by the Census Bureau shows that even though the recession has ended, the city's poverty rate continues to increase, and the gap between the rich and poor is on the rise. Information and communication technology, however, offers signs of hope.

Teaching the ABC's of Nutrition in Schools Across America

Rep. Matt Cartwright | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
Rep. Matt Cartwright

Overhauling our food labels, encouraging exercise, increasing the availably of healthy food in our schools, and incorporating nutrition education into curriculums are all important steps forward to reduce childhood obesity.

Got (Chocolate) Milk? What You Really Need to Know About the Battle in our Schools

Caron Gremont | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

We have to eat to survive, but how we eat can determine if we will thrive or not, and schools have a tremendous opportunity to positively influence the lives and health of our children.

Tax a Cola, Improve Life for San Francisco's Children

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.02.2014 | Home
Jeff Ritterman, MD

In San Francisco, the communities with the highest hospitalization rates for type-2 diabetes are the same communities with the highest rates of soda consumption. Type-2 diabetes is far more costly and far more regressive than any soda tax ever could be.

The Feeding Mistake Parents Don't Even Know They're Making

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

The whole dynamic of feeding changes when parents learn to see things through their child's perspective. It not only helps them become more confident feeders, it ends the blame game.

Healthy Breakfast, Healthy Future

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

A well-balanced breakfast offers an important nutritional foundation for a productive and healthy day, at any age. School breakfast fosters success in the classroom, and also plays a critical role in helping children develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.

Picky Eaters? It's Not About the Food

Caron Gremont | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

Have you ever carefully prepared a home-cooked meal (like roasted chicken with root vegetables and fresh herbs on top) only to have your kids refuse to take so much as a bite, insisting, instead, on eating those same nuked frozen chicken nuggets (again)?