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Uproar Over School Lunches

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The blossoming health and academic benefits of school gardens

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many of the kids who go to John J. Pershing Elementary School in Dallas do not spend much time outdoors. They live in what some would describe as unsafe neighborhoods and their parents often do not let them go outside and play.<p>"They look at life through a window," said Margie Hernandez, the …

Education

On Happy Meals, Two Buck Chuck and school gardens

<i>As apparently well-fed students meandered onto the USC campus for the fall semester, reporter Daina Beth Solomon sat with teaching professor LaVonna Lewis in her office in the Price School of Public Policy and grilled her about her study of food's role in communities and her work pushing liquor</i> …

School Gardens Are Helping The Developing World Take On Hunger

Garden programs are flourishing in many developing nations.<p><b>Christian Science Monitor:</b> School Gardens Fight Hunger In Developing Countries<p>While significant progress has been made on food insecurity worldwide -- there are 200 million fewer hungry people around the world compared with 25 years ago -- …

The best fall veggies to pick up at the farmers’ market, with recipes to match

(Photos by Kevin Van Paassen for The Globe and Mail)<p>As nighttime temperatures dip below freezing and local produce begins to wither on the vine, it might feel like time to put away the burlap totes and head for the big-box grocery store. Not so fast. Although they might look a little scruffy around …

Jail Food vs. School Food

Adults Try Public School Lunches

27 Healthy Versions Of Your Kids' Favorite Foods

You're not lying about the vegetables in these recipes. You're just withholding information.

California City Mandates Water or Milk as Default Drink Choice in Kids Meals

Milk or water are going to be the only verbally and menu offered options to kids in one California city.<p>Restaurants that have kids menus that offer a drink with a meal will only be able to suggest milk or water under a new city ordinance. Parents can, however, request soda. (Photo: …

Your kid may not be getting enough water

—More than half of all U.S. kids are not getting enough hydration — probably because they're not drinking enough water, researchers reported Thursday.<p>Even mild dehydration can cause headaches, irritability, poorer physical performance, and can hurt learning, and the team found thousands of children …

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How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena

The Trouble With Foods Kids See Advertised on TV

A new study shows that 53% of food products approved for advertising on TV programs that cater to kids do not meet U.S. recommended government …

Dairy Queen is the latest food chain to drop soda on kids' menus

It's getting harder to buy a kid a soda these days.<p>Dairy Queen is the latest restaurant chain to remove soft drinks from its kids' menus, a move that follows other fast-food giants, including McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s. Subway, Panera Bread and Chipotle already don't offer soft drinks to …

This Artist Is Calling Out Junk Food By Photographing Kids As Suicide Bombers

Warwick Thornton says junk food and alcohol are far more dangerous than terrorism in Australia.<p>According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islanders are three times more likely to have diabetes than the rest of the population.<p>Almost a quarter of all Indigenous …

Black, Hispanic Kids Targeted by Ads for Soda and High-Calorie Foods

Black and Hispanic kids are disproportionately targeted by ads for sugary sodas, snacks and calorie-laden restaurant foods, researchers reported Tuesday.<p>They say their report confirms what public health experts have suspected for years — that advertisers of junk foods find a lucrative audience …

Sleep-deprived kids are more tempted by food

Children who don’t get enough sleep might be more tempted by food, a new study suggests.<p>Five-year-olds who slept less than 11 hours a night were more eager to eat at the sight or reminder of a favorite snack, compared to those who slept longer, researchers reported in the International Journal of …

Feeding fussy kids: top five ways to get them eating better food

Simple ways to get children to eat widely (and that includes vegetables), without the tantrums or the leftovers<p>No matter if you’re a top chef or a reluctant home toast-burner, every cook in the kitchen knows that the toughest critics are the ones under four feet tall. Feeding children can be a hard …

Kids Bedtime Reading About Cooking: In Combating Eating Disorders, Can Food Be Its Own Best Defense?

<i>In the Kitchen With Grandad</i> Cover Illustration<p><i>"Listen to the stories your food can tell you," my Italian granddad always says.</i> So commences the bedtime story <i>In the Kitchen with Grandad</i>. Running to 26 pages and focusing on Italian cuisine, it is the first paperback in a series of vignettes on …

The Ugly Truth About Parents, Children, and Fast Food

Fast food companies are breaking their promise when it comes to advertising to kids

There's been a lot of research lately showing that fast food ads are bad for youngsters. Kids consume more calories and prefer junk food after watching food commercials. Plus, the average child sees more than 250 McDonald's ads a year.<p>In the midst of all this unhappy news about food ads and kids, …

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You Can Pass "Fast Food" Genes On to Your Kids

You already know that a fast food-filled diet can wreak havoc on your waistline and your health, putting you at risk for high blood pressure, high …

Will Starbucks Become The Fast Food You're Not Ashamed To Feed Your Kids?

The generation that embraced organic food and specialty coffee are becoming parents. That means there's a lot of kid's meals waiting to be sold.<p>When Starbucks' new Mini Frappuccino — a shrunken 10-ounce version of the popular sweet, icy drink — launched on Monday, it seemed to some to be a clear …