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My Visit to the White House

March 4, 2024

In February, TFK Kid Reporter Audrey Owolo conducted an exclusive interview with Doug Emhoff, Second Gentleman of the United States. Here, Audrey recounts her experience. I was invited to a White House event announcing the results of the White House…


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Fighting Hunger

March 1, 2024

Doug Emhoff, as the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, is the Second Gentleman of the United States. On February 27, Emhoff made an announcement at the White House, in Washington, D.C. TFK Kid Reporter Audrey Owolo was there. Emhoff…


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Hunger on the Rise

November 10, 2023

Millions of Americans cannot afford to buy enough food. That’s according to a recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It found that the number of households facing food insecurity jumped to 17 million in 2022, from…

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Sweet Science

August 23, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? After graduating from Minnesota’s Carleton College and earning a PhD in food…


Do Not Eat!

April 6, 2023

This meatball is made from the genetic code of a mammoth. It was shown at a science museum in Amsterdam on March 28. Its creators say it’s meant to get people t…



New Rules for Food Labels

October 6, 2022

The United States Food & Drug Administration wants to update the rules that allow food manufacturers to use the word healthy on their packages. If new rules are approved, certain foods will be able to carry the “healthy” label.…



Filling a Need

August 25, 2022

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, refrigerators began popping up in unlikely places outdoors. Volunteers plugged them in on street corners in cities around the country. Anyone could take food—for free. The fridges were necessary to address food insecurity, activists said.…


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New Nutrition Rules

February 11, 2022

On February 4, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced updates to school nutrition standards. The new rules are meant to help cafeterias get back to serving more-healthy meals. Administrators say providing nutritious meals has been difficult because of…



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 1 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…