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Food and Nutrition


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,…


Food for Thought

April 15, 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…


Waste Not

April 10, 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…



The Peanut Solution

January 18, 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…



A Rise in Allergies

January 17, 2019

Carson Tucker, 10, loves baseball, drumming, and tae kwon do. What he doesn't love, he told TFK, is "when I can't eat the same things my friends are eating." That happens often, because Carson has food allergies. He is one…


An Oasis on Wheels

November 30, 2018

In 2011, Josh Trautwein was a nutrition educator in Boston, Massachusetts. He wanted to teach kids how to live healthy lives. Then the neighborhood’s only grocery store closed. As a result, families were having a tough time finding fresh fruits…


Fish for Lunch

September 14, 2018

Salmon burgers. Salmon mac-and-cheese. These items are on the school-lunch menu in Sitka, Alaska. Thanks to Sitka’s Fish to Schools program, the fish is fresh and locally sourced. Sitka is on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Nearly 20% of…

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Animals Go Free

August 22, 2018

Do you pay attention to the packaging of your favorite foods? Many people do. Sometimes, they see things they want to change. Take Nabisco’s popular Barnum’s Animals Crackers. The snack company began making the crackers in 1902. For more…