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Filling a Need

August 25, 2022

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, refrigerators began popping up in unlikely places outdoors. Volunteers plugged them in on street corners in cities around the country. Anyone could take food—for free. The fridges were necessary to address food insecurity, activists said.…

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New Nutrition Rules

February 11, 2022

On February 4, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced updates to school nutrition standards. The new rules are meant to help cafeterias get back to serving more-healthy meals. Administrators say providing nutritious meals has been difficult because of…

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Summer Snacking

May 21, 2021

Eating a piece of fruit or a Popsicle is easy, yummy, and refreshing in the summer. But will it give you enough fuel for outdoor play? Here are some ideas from cookbook author and cooking instructor Katie Kimball to keep…

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Food Gone to Waste

March 12, 2021

More than 1 billion tons of food are wasted each year, according to a new report from the United Nations. That’s 17% of the food produced globally in a year. Most waste happens at home, the report says. People buy…

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The Science of Cooking

March 11, 2021

The majority of shoppers in the United States have been eating at home more often since the pandemic began. That’s according to a 2020 report from Acosta, a marketing company that studies consumer trends. This means people are cooking more,…

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Boredom Buster

February 28, 2021

When the pandemic hit, Maya Shukla got baking. “I didn’t think I’d bake every day,” the 12-year-old told TIME for Kids. “But I really liked it!” Maya started a blog, posting daily recipes at The Bored Baker from her home,…

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Keep Cool

June 29, 2020

Fourteen-year-old Paul Kimball has been cooking since elementary school. “Food is always better when you make it yourself,” he told TIME for Kids. “And I like being able to share food with friends and family members, and see their faces…

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Future Food

February 21, 2020

In March 2017, about 25 people were invited to a kitchen in San Francisco, California, for a tasting event. On the menu? Fried chicken. “This is some of the best fried chicken I’ve had,” one guest said. The compliment was…

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