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Food and Nutrition


Food for Thought

April 15, 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…


Waste Not

April 10, 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…



The Peanut Solution

January 18, 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…



An Oasis on Wheels

November 30, 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. …


Fish for Lunch

September 14, 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…


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 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.…


A Healthier Happy Meal

March 9, 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…