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New USDA Nutrition Guidelines Could Help Children Reclaim Their Childhoods

Elisa Batista | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Elisa Batista

The subject of obesity shouldn't be taboo. We need to talk about its causes and what we can do as a society to address it because it is killing us.

Updating School Food, and Why Kids Aren't Lovin' It!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We want our kids to eat well because we want them to be healthy, and we want them to be healthy because we love them. They need to know that -- and that job resides with families, not government. They need to know that they can wind up loving foods that love them back.

Despite Congress Backtrack, Schools Move Ahead With Healthy Meals

| Sue Frey | Posted 01.29.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. A week after Congress backtracked on some key components of landmark school nutriti...

Pennies and Pounds: Congress Takes on Child Nutrition

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

I applaud improvements in school food that will ensue with passage of the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act. But I wince at the prospect of the right hand breaking what the left just fixed.

Child Nutrition Bill: Senate Passes First Lady-Backed Legislation

Jane Black at The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Senate passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Thursday, a bill that provides an additional $4.5 billion over 10 years to federal child nutrit...

Saving Our Children

Blanche Lincoln | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blanche Lincoln

Hunger and obesity: two of the greatest threats to the health of America's children and the future of our nation. And Congress is running out of time to do something about it.