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Future Food

March 20, 2020

In the future, people might eat a new kind of meat. It will be grown in a lab. Lab-grown meat starts off as tiny cells that are safely taken from animals. Scientists feed the cells nutrients. The cells grow and…

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World

Food for Good

October 25, 2019

On September 1, Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas. It damaged houses. It flooded neighborhoods. It left people without food and water. After the storm, a team of chefs sprang into action. The team was led by chef José Andrés. He…

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Health

Allergy Relief?

October 25, 2019

More than a million children in the United States are allergic to peanuts. Many of them have to go to a hospital when they have an allergic reaction. A new treatment for peanut allergies could be on the way. In…

Environment

Waste Not

August 30, 2019

Each weekday, some 30 million students in the United States eat a school lunch. Then they fill cafeteria trash cans with uneaten food. Wasted food is a waste of money, a missed chance to feed hungry people, and bad…

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Health

The Peanut Solution

February 22, 2019

Nearly 2 million kids in the United States are allergic to peanuts. Brett Treichel, 13, is one of them. For Brett and others who are allergic, even a tiny bit of peanut can be dangerous. “I have to be careful…

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Community

Fish for Lunch

October 12, 2018

Salmon burgers. Salmon mac-and-cheese. These foods are on the school-lunch menu in Sitka, Alaska. The salmon comes from fishing in the area. This is thanks to Sitka’s Fish to Schools program. It brings wild-caught fish to local school lunchrooms. “Fish…

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Environment

Eating Cactus

April 23, 2018

Some cactuses can be eaten. One is the prickly pear cactus. Its fruit is sweet. It is used in juices, jams, and candies. A prickly pear’s pads are also edible. They are prepared and eaten like vegetables. They are a…

Health

Pass on Salt

September 11, 2017

Pizza and French fries taste good. The trouble is, U.S. kids are eating way too many salty foods like these. The salt we add to food is about 40% sodium. Our bodies need some sodium. But too much is not…

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Health

Learning to Love Ugly Veggies

October 7, 2016

Tons of fruits and vegetables go into the trash each year. People are working to stop that from happening. Go to the store. Take a look at the fruits and vegetables sold there. Most are perfectly shaped. But not all…

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Health

A Growing Movement

September 2, 2016

Special programs help kids eat better and learn about food. Destiny Cunningham, 10, loves eating “stoplight salad” for lunch. She and other students at her school, in Detroit, Michigan, helped pick the red, yellow, and green vegetables it is made…

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