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Boredom Buster

March 12, 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 1, 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 28, 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…

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Fighting Food Ads

December 13, 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…

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Food Safety

November 15, 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…

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Food for Good

October 4, 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…

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Allergy Relief?

September 27, 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,…

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Food for Thought

April 19, 2019

Which foods are largely free of pesticides when they reach grocery stores? Avocados, sweet corn, and pineapples. That’s according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Each year, the EWG releases its Clean Fifteen list. The list names 15 fruits and…

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Waste Not

April 19, 2019

Each weekday, more than 30 million students in the United States eat meals served in school cafeterias. And when lunch is over, they fill the trash cans with uneaten food. Half-eaten apples, chicken tenders, and turkey sandwiches come at a…

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The Peanut Solution

January 25, 2019

Brett Treichel’s mother gave him a piece of peanut butter toast when he was 9 months old. Brett touched the peanut butter, then rubbed his eye. It instantly swelled. Brett was rushed to the hospital. Doctors said he had a…

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