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My Visit to the White House

March 4, 2024

In February, TFK Kid Reporter Audrey Owolo conducted an exclusive interview with Doug Emhoff, Second Gentleman of the United States. Here, Audrey recounts her experience. I was invited to a White House event announcing the results of the White House…


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Fighting Hunger

March 1, 2024

Doug Emhoff is the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris. That makes him the Second Gentleman of the United States. On February 27, he spoke at the White House, in Washington, D.C. TFK Kid Reporter Audrey Owolo was there. Emhoff…


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Hunger on the Rise

November 10, 2023

Millions of Americans cannot afford to buy enough food. That’s according to a report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It found that the number of households facing food insecurity was 17 million in 2022. The number was…

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Sweet Science

August 23, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Maya Warren graduated from Minnesota’s Carleton College. Then she earned a PhD…


Do Not Eat!

April 6, 2023

This meatball is made from the genetic code of a mammoth. It was shown at a science museum in Amsterdam on March 28. Its creators say it’s meant to get people t…



New Rules for Food Labels

October 6, 2022

The United States Food & Drug Administration plans to update its rules for labeling food packages. These rules tell companies which foods can be labeled “healthy.” The new rules have not yet been approved. If they are, only certain foods…



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 set up to address food insecurity. Many…


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New Nutrition Rules

February 11, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is updating school nutrition standards. The announcement was made on February 4. The new rules are meant to help cafeterias serve more-healthy meals. Schools have found it difficult to provide nutritious meals because…



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…



Food Gone to Waste

March 12, 2021

More than a 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…