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Childhood Nutrition

Obesity Problem Is About Personal Responsibility and Access

Michelle Bernard | Posted 10.03.2011 | Food
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 | Food
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 The policies have become rusty and outdated.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 | Food
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...

Money Where Our Mouths Are

Ken Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Ken Cook

Food and agriculture policy always comes down to money: how federal dollars will be prioritized and spent. If anyone needed reminders of this dynamic, the last year provided at least two.

Obama Signs Child Nutrition Bill Into Law

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Thousands more children would eat lunches and dinners at school and all school food would become more nutritious under a bill Presi...

3 Tips for Holiday Eating To Keep You Trim

Laura Trice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura Trice

There are a few quick and easy tips to help you indulge in your favorite treats and stay trim.

Eating Disorders: Identifying Warning Signs in Children

Melinda Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melinda Hutchings

In Western society, we have relative freedom of choice when it comes to thoughts and action. Yet the prevalence of eating disorders continues to climb...

Congress Should Pass Key Children's Legislation During the Lame Duck Session

Joy Moses | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joy Moses

Congress is going to be busy with many items during its brief lame duck session. But while they decide whether to continue expensive tax breaks for th...

The Global Nutrition Movement

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephan B. Tanda

The first 1,000 days of a child's life determines her mental and physical development for life. Without proper nutrition, children are more prone to infectious diseases, will struggle in school and will be less productive in her job.

Lame Duck Can Do Much for Child Nutrition

Penny Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Penny Lee

If action is taken quickly by the House of Representatives to pass the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act in the next days, we have a real opportunity to improve the access and quality of nutritious foods, and sustain the next generation of our youth.

It's Time to End the Double-Standard of Food Aid

Tido von Schoen-Angerer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tido von Schoen-Angerer

We must stop giving the world's poorest and most vulnerable children food we would never even think of putting into the mouths of our own kids. We need your help.

This World Food Day, Rising Food Prices Are Back in the News. What's the World to Do?

Charles MacCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Charles MacCormack

Food price protests have at times shined a spotlight on the plight of the urban poor, which is real and must be addressed. But the world must also address the plight of rural poor, even if it's less likely to make headlines.

5 Major Players in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Darell Hammond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Darell Hammond

While it is inspiring to see childhood obesity attacked from so many sectors, levels, and angles, the next step is determining how we can all better coordinate our efforts.

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.

Food Revolution: Jamie Oliver Takes On Junk Food Defenders In HuffPost Exclusive (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

British-born celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been working in the United States for the past 12 years to raise awareness on the country's growing obesi...