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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 a kitchen in 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. The compliment was…

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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 much healthier than they are. And their advertisements target children. All of this is according to a news report read recently by students…

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Health

Food Safety

November 15, 2019

A November 1 report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists 10 cases of salmonella across six states in recent months. Eight people have been hospitalized, and one has died. Symptoms of salmonella can include fever and stomach cramps.…

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Food for Good

October 4, 2019

In late August, Hurricane Dorian formed over the Atlantic Ocean. The storm made landfall in the Bahamas on September 1, leveling buildings, flooding neighborhoods, and killing 51 people. Whole communities were left without power or water. As soon as the…

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Health

Allergy Relief?

September 27, 2019

On September 13, a panel of health experts advised the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a new treatment. The drug could help kids build up a tolerance to peanuts. The FDA is expected to make a…

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Food for Thought

April 19, 2019

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

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Waste Not

April 19, 2019

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

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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. He touched the peanut butter and rubbed his eye, which instantly swelled up. Brett was rushed to the hospital, where he was diagnosed…

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An Oasis on Wheels

December 7, 2018

In 2011, Josh Trautwein was working as a nutrition educator in Boston, Massachusetts. He wanted to teach kids how to live healthy lives. Then he learned that the neighborhood’s only grocery store was closing for a year of renovations. …