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Food and Nutrition


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…


Snack Recall

July 25, 2018

Say goodbye to certain kinds of Goldfish, Swiss Rolls, and Ritz crackers. The snacks have been recalled. This is due to possible salmonella contamination. People infected with salmonella often have nausea, fever, and abdominal pain. Why were the products pulled…


Wiping Out Trans Fats

May 16, 2018

On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a plan to rid the world’s food supply of trans fats. These unhealthy substances have been linked to chronic illness. The WHO is a United Nations agency that works to promote good…


Okay to Eat?

March 9, 2018

At least 50% of U.S. adults have eaten food off the floor. That’s according to a 2017 Harris Poll. Many people use the five-second rule. The rule says that fallen food is safe to eat if it has been on…