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Fish for Lunch

September 21, 2018

Salmon burgers, salmon mac-and-cheese, and king salmon corn dogs are served in schools in Sitka, Alaska. In Sitka, it’s easy to hook kids on fish. Fresh and locally sourced, the fish tastes great. Thanks to the Fish to Schools program,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Okay to Eat?

March 16, 2018

At least 50% of U.S. adults have eaten food off of the floor. That’s according to a 2017 Harris Poll. It was conducted on behalf of the food-delivery service Uber Eats. Many people rely on something called the five-second rule.…

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A Healthier Happy Meal

March 16, 2018

McDonald’s is making Happy Meals healthier. By June, all Happy Meal menus in the U.S. will be 600 calories or less. That’s an average reduction of 150 calories. Meals will have less sugar, fat, and salt, and no artificial colors…

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Food for Thought

February 23, 2018

Photographer Gregg Segal went around the world asking kids what they eat in a week. Then he photographed them with the food. Here, he shares his story. In a small hut outside Mumbai, India, Anchal Sahni sits down to dinner…

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Pass on the Salt

January 27, 2017

American kids consume too much salt. That puts them at risk for heart problems later in life. Hamburgers, French fries, potato chips, popcorn, and pizza. There is no denying these foods are tasty. But often, it’s the added salt that…

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Ugly but Tasty

April 15, 2016

In U.S. supermarkets, perfectly shaped fruits and vegetables line shelves. But not all the produce grown in the U.S. looks like what is being sold. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, more than a quarter of all fresh produce…

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Bug Business

March 18, 2016

Chocolate-chip cookies. Banana bread. Brownies. What do these treats have in common? If they were made with Bitty Foods flour, they all contain a special ingredient: crickets. The company, which is based in San Francisco, California, wants to make insects…

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