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Food and Nutrition


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…


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. This means people are cooking more, too. And one way…

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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…



Future Food

February 21, 2020

In March 2017, about 25 people were invited to 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. That compliment was extra special considering…



Fighting Food Ads

December 4, 2019

Food companies engineer junk food to make it addictive. They label their products to make them seem healthier than they are. And their advertisements target children. This is what students in a Texas middle school learned. They were taking part…



Food Safety

November 8, 2019

A November 1 report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists 10 recent cases of salmonella. The illness broke out across six states. Eight people went to the hospital for it. One has died. Symptoms of salmonella can include…


Food for Good

September 27, 2019

In late August, Hurricane Dorian formed over the Atlantic Ocean. The storm hit the Bahamas on September 1. It leveled buildings, flooded neighborhoods, and killed 51 people. Many regions were left without power or water. As soon as the storm…



Allergy Relief?

September 19, 2019

A new drug could help kids build up a tolerance to peanuts. On September 13, health experts advised the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the treatment. “This is an important day for the children, [the] teens,…