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Childhood Nutrition

Congress Says Pizza and French Fries Are Vegetables!

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Like many of you, when I heard that Congress decided that pizza is a vegetable, I thought it had to be a headline from The Onion.

Oh No! The Farm Bill Stole My Baby! (video)

Nicole Betancourt | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home
Nicole Betancourt

Do you ever wonder why highly processed foods are so profitable for the food industry? The Farm Bill makes their primary ingredients cheaper, and fa...

Schools Bring Breakfast Out Of The Cafeteria And Into The Classroom

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Joanna Lin | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. Every morning in Sarah McKerr's third-grade class at Foster Elementary School in Compton, st...

Senate Votes To Save Potatoes In Schools

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Senate threw its support behind the potato Tuesday, voting to block an Obama administration proposal to limit the vegetable on schoo...

Why So Many Toddlers Have Bad Eating Habits

Dina R. Rose | Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

Are you teaching your tots bad eating habits? Chances are, the answer is yes. Here are three common mistakes parents make that teach their toddlers bad habits, and three fixes that you can implement today.

Food Court: Winners And Losers Of The Week

Food52 | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Food52

In which Shelly Peppel and Fran Brennan, the editors of Food52 News, pass judgement on the week's top food news.   • Winner: The man...

Mysterious Blogger Who Exposed Bad School Lunches Revealed

Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

It all started one day at the beginning of last year when she forgot to pack her lunch. Mrs. Q -- a pseudonym that this elementary school teacher u...

Eco Etiquette: My Friend Feeds Her Toddler Junk Food

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My good friend and I have...

Why This Could Be A Scene Of The Past

AP | By DAVID SHARP | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education

PORTLAND, Maine -- Sen. Susan Collins, who hails from Maine's potato country and picked potatoes as a girl, is working to restore some respect for the...

Join Me in the Huddle to Fight Hunger

Joe Montana | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Joe Montana

One out of every 6 Americans doesn't know where their next meal is going to come from. It is unconscionable that anyone should be facing food insecurity in this land of plenty, which is why all of us should do our part to ensure no one has to go hungry again.

Back To School: How To Raise Healthier, Smarter, Fitter Children

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.10.2011 | Parents
Mark Hyman, MD

What can you do to help your child and what can we do as a nation to raise a smarter, fitter, happier generation of children? It is a two-part solution.

Watching the Ice Melt in the Kool-Aid: Or, How I Learned to Eat My Vegetables

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 10.17.2011 | Parents
Linnie Frank Bailey

Sometimes I wish I could talk to the parents I had as a kid. One question I would ask them is this: what was the point of making a thirsty child eat their vegetables before drinking that watery Kool-Aid you served with dinner?

Obesity Problem Is About Personal Responsibility and Access

Michelle Bernard | Posted 10.03.2011 | Home
Michelle Bernard

The food and advertising industry is often cast as the callous, corporate villain for a problem that, in truth, is really about personal responsibility and access to healthy and affordable foods.

The Elephant in the Kitchen

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

By teaching children the love, joy, knowledge and skills of cooking, they become empowered to make healthy choices and take control of their own physical, emotional and spiritual well-being for the rest of their lives.

A Canadian Breakthrough: Fortifying Lives Through Nutrition

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

Almost one in three people -- 2 billion globally -- suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies impacting child survival, growth, development, learning capacity and earning potential.

The Rise of Childhood Eating Disorders

Melinda Hutchings | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Melinda Hutchings

Becoming vigilant about the early warning signs means there is a very real chance of catching the behaviour before it spirals into an eating disorder.

World Health Day: Charting a Course Ahead on Malnutrition

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Marc Van Ameringen

World Health Day is an opportunity to reflect on what's been achieved, the challenges that lie immediately ahead, and focus on the future. Particularly for malnutrition, this yearly event is vital.

Giving A 'Head Start' To A New Generation

Stella Moga | Posted 06.06.2011 | Education
Stella Moga

The American family has changed drastically since the inception of Head Start six decades ago. The policies have become rusty and outdated.

Breakfast Is Not So Gr-r-reat When Your Only Option Is Frosted Flakes

Kristin Wartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Kellogg and other industry giants should do something about the hunger problem, but they shouldn't be filling already undernourished children with food that is nutritionally void at best.

Weekly Health Tip: Too Many Unhappy Meals

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras, and TheVisualMD.com One of the most important things parents can do for children's future ...

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Ken Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

Legislation passed by House Republicans (no Democrats voted for it) slashed $747 million -- about 10 percent -- from the 2011 budget for the Special Supplemental Feeding Program for Women, Infants and Children.

Will Kids Eat Healthy School Lunches?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As schools across the nation try to replace fattening lunch menus with healthier items, they are seeing less children wanting to eat the lunches. Acc...

Food Fight: Documentary Screening Spurs School Nutrition Debate

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Last night, my little public elementary school, Nettelhorst, hosted a public screening of the powerful new documentary Lunch Line. But the real drama began after the credits rolled.

Parents, Principals, Politicians: Don't Make School Lunches Healthier!

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Beef jerky, Rice Krispie treats and four varieties of Mazzio's pizza are a few of the à la carte choices in the lunchroom at Jenks High School outsid...

Front-of-Package Labels Hide Truth: 8-of-10 kids' foods flunk nutrition standards

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Larry Cohen

Chronic diseases like diabetes are skyrocketing, and children are predicted to have a shorter life span than their parents. Parents want healthy fo...