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Good News: In New School Snack Rules, USDA Rejects a 'Nutritionism' Approach

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Of course, the food industry isn't going to just walk away from the lucrative school snack market, but given that rigorous standard, it seems to me that any processed foods still sold in schools after 2016 should no longer fall into the empty-calorie, "better for you" junk food category.

Why Disney's Junk Food Ad Ban Marks the Future of Food Reform

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.06.2012 | Food
Bettina Elias Siegel

The biggest news in the kid-and-food world yesterday was an announcement in which Disney promised to phase out the advertising of junk food on its child-directed television channels, web sites and radio stations. The initiative should be enthusiastically applauded.

A Commonsense Path to Better Food Ads for Kids

Elaine Kolish | Posted 09.13.2011 | Food
Elaine Kolish

As the nation's waistline continues to expand, government, nutritionists, and parents have called on food and beverage manufacturers to make the foods advertised to our kids healthier -- lower in calories, fat, sodium and sugar and more nutrient dense.