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Thursday, January 13, 2011

In mid-December, as millions of American school children were eagerly anticipating their holiday break of sleeping late and no homework, President Obama signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. 

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Food and agriculture policy always comes down to money: how federal dollars will be prioritized and spent.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The 10 most important stories from EWG's AgMag blog in 2010.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Taking an historic step to improve the health of children across the country, President Obama signed into law today (Dec. 13) the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. For the first time in three decades, the federal government will dedicate additional resources to expanding child nutrition programs and improving the quality of school lunches in order to fight rising hunger and reduce childhood obesity.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Whether you're entertaining 20 of your nearest and dearest, baking cookies with the kids, or just filling up a bowl of chips, chances are you're going to spend a lot of time in the kitchen this holiday season. So will we. And, like you, we want it to be a green and healthy holiday kitchen.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

A major public health victory on behalf of the nation's neediest children is about to be realized when President Obama signs into law legislation that will provide healthy school lunches to millions.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

My favorite gifts are recently released cookbooks. I love to give and get them. I know picking the right cookbook can be a challenge - especially when there are so many great ones these days to help us cook and eat healthier and more sustainably. Something to be thankful for!

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

With the aftershocks from this month's midterm election still reverberating around the nation, the "lame-duck" Congress returning to Washington for one last week's work is largely ready to punt most major issues over to next year. But it still has the opportunity to finish a very important task this week by passing the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Today (Thursday, November 4) we chat about healthy school lunches - how to pack 'em and how to fix our broken school lunch programs - with Chef Ann Cooper, The Renegade Lunch Lady.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Whether your child eats the school lunch or your own hand-packed version, there's a chance she might not be getting enough fruits and veggies. U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that American adults and teens are chronic under-eaters when it comes to produce (shocking, right?).

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ann Cooper isn't called "The Renegade Lunch Lady" for nothing. She calls it like it is, and she can because she's been there -- in the kitchens, in the schools, with the kids.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Cutting back on the amount of meat in the American diet is one of the best ways people can shrink their carbon footprint – and at the same time slim their waistlines and improve overall health.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

A big reason that food products derived from corn are so pervasive in America’s diet today is that for decades taxpayers have given corn growers incentives to grow as much as possible through the skewed federal farm subsidy system.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Recent government-sponsored tests at more than a dozen California farms found that organic strawberries were tastier and more nutritious than conventionally grown berries. On top of that, the organic berries had longer shelf life and left the soil in better condition.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

In the months since we spoke with Chef Ann Cooper about her school lunch project, she's been crafting a new plan to get healthy foods into the mouths of America's kids.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

In this clip, he gives a TV star-worthy talk on visiting his daughter's school, where he spoke with kids about what they like to eat, what they should eat, and what's for lunch.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Luckily, she's been helping families convert that chaos (hungry kids, tired parents, no dinner!) into a more organized, pleasant, and healthy mealtime. When we stare blankly at the fridge, hoping for a miracle, Goldfarb delivers with her online meal planning service, the Six O'Clock Scramble. The Scramble's mission is music to my ears: to help busy parents make healthy meals in a hurry by helping them plan ahead for a week of meals. What's not to love?

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Friday, April 9, 2010

If you’ve ever wished that one day there would be a place where you could grab a bacon and cheese pileup with no veggies, smashed between slabs of fried chicken instead of buns, here’s good news.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Lots of Calories The Double Down was a hit with customers when KFC took its newest offering for a test drive last year at several of its locations in Rhode Island and Nebraska. But some media reports said the sandwich delivered more than1,200 calories. "Not true," insists the venerable chicken joint. The Original Recipe sandwich comes laden with only 540 calories with 32 grams of fat, while the grilled version comes in even lower at 460 calories and 23 grams of fat.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I've been perusing Alexandra Zissu's new book, The Conscious Kitchen, lately. It's a current, thoroughly-researched, user-friendly reference for buying and cooking food that's good for you and the environment.

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