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School meals are healthier. So why isn’t everything else?

April 20, 2012
All parents want what is best for their children, and all parents want to see their children succeed. Unfortunately, the childhood obesity epidemic means that about one-third of children and teens are now overweight or obese, putting them at risk for a lifetime of health problems such as type 2...
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We all eat for a living

April 20, 2012
Since I was a child, I have heard it said that "everyone eats for a living." In fact, I have yet to meet anyone that survives purely on air or water. All rumors aside, it's a significant concern that all of us who do eat learn how to honor our food supply as a primary issue impacting the health of...
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Are you and your school on the same team?

April 20, 2012
My kids love school. I love it too! As a mom, I couldn’t be happier when they run out the door eager to learn and play and grow. I count on school to teach them so many things that I can’t, and to reinforce the habits and values that we build at home. So what’s not to love, except possibly when...
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Young People (All of Them) Deserve Options

April 20, 2012
Every morning on my way to work, I would watch young children eat flaming hot chips with what looked to be 3 day old gray hamburger meat, topped with cheese that looked to be made of plastic. This was their breakfast. There may have been some honey buns and other items, but nothing looked to have...
Dara Cooper's picture

30 Days Until #FoodRevolution Day!

April 20, 2012
This year, for the first time ever, May 19 is Food Revolution Day , a global day of action marking the commitment to food education in communities, schools and businesses worldwide. Food Revolution Day is a chance for people who love food to come together to share information, skills and resources...
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Getting Rid of Junk Food Marketing in Schools – It May Be a Lot Harder Than You Think.

April 20, 2012
You did it! You got your school district to ban junk food poster ads, vending machines and unhealthy snacks in the cafeteria. You would think that after all that hard work you could sit back and relax knowing that you’ve created one more safe eating environment for America’s youth. Not so fast!...
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Where Will Nourishment For Our Children's Children Come From?

April 11, 2012
Can you imagine a world where our children, and their children's children, have access to plentiful, fresh, nutritious food? This question is not as flippant as it may sound. Food security is the single most important issue facing mankind today. The United States is no exception. Our food is making...
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The "F" in FDA Stands for Failure

April 4, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s motto, located right on their website homepage, is “protecting and promoting your health” however their recent decision not to ban the use of BPA in food products sends the message that they are more concerned with protecting the pockets of the chemical...
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BPA, Flame Retardants & Toxic Jewelry

April 3, 2012
by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff Executive Director/CEO, Healthy Child Healthy World So many news stories that relate to children’s environmental health, it’s hard to keep up! The FDA Rejects BPA Ban in Packaging Late in the day last Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Top 5 Eco Easter Tips

April 3, 2012
Getting ready for Easter this weekend? Do it the nontoxic way! There are easy, affordable, nontoxic alternatives for everything from egg dyes to Easter sweets. And you'll be in good company: Last year, the White House started making the annual White House Easter Egg Roll greener by using...
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