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Childhood Nutrition

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...

Goodbye High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hello Corn Sugar (Signed, Corn Industry)

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

NEW YORK — The makers of high fructose corn syrup want to sweeten its image with a new name: corn sugar. The Corn Refiners Association applied ...

The Great Chocolate Milk Debate

Jeanne Ponessa Fratello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Jeanne Ponessa Fratello

The question of whether kids should drink high-calorie sweetened milk to get the nutrition they need has long divided nutrition activists and food industry types.

Baby Love: 5 Healthy Homemade Meals For Infants (PHOTOS, RECIPES)

Norah O'Donnell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Norah O'Donnell

Make no mistake: what you feed your baby now will affect the rest of their lives. Babies who eat fresh fruits and vegetables grow up to be children who eat nutritiously.

Prescription Produce: Doctors Giving $1 'Veggie Vouchers' To Fight Childhood Obesity

The New York Times | Natasha Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The farm stand is becoming the new apothecary, dispensing apples -- not to mention artichokes, asparagus and arugula -- to fill a novel kind of prescr...

Mort Zuckerman's Hit Piece on First Lady Michelle Obama

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

Implying that First Lady Michelle Obama should have her head cut off in a blaring headline? Well, that at least tells the reader they're in for a righ...

Confessions of a Failed Parent

Jonathan Black | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Black

To comply with the recommended vegetable portion, my boys would have to get up at dawn and eat green beans nonstop until dusk. What fiends had devised this guilt-inducing polyhedron?

Michelle Goes Grocery Shopping With Tim Geithner And Tom Vilsack (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Shoppers at a Fresh Grocer in North Philadelphia were greeted Friday afternoon by some surprise visitors -- First Lady Michelle Obama, along with Trea...

Countdown is on to Pass Child Nutrition Bill

Penny Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Penny Lee

Twenty eight days remain for Congress to authorize nutrition programs that would curb the obesity crisis for more than 32 million children. Senator Bl...

Empowering the Next Generation Through Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Maria Rodale

It is shocking how many educated people have no education or true understanding when it comes to healthy eating. Where did we go wrong? How has America gotten so confused about what "food" is?