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Food allergies on the rise

Food allergies on the rise

An average of two kids in each class class probably have an allergy. Most common are milk, eggs, wheat, soy, nuts, fish and shellfish.

September 2012
Join the school cafeteria revolution

Join the school cafeteria revolution

Here's how parents can get involved in promoting healthier food at their child’s school or district.

September 2012
Local Produce: Hip and Healthy

Local Produce: Hip and Healthy

Sustainable eating reduced the environmental impact of shipping foods, supports local farmers and provides the health benefits of fresh foods.

July 2012
HEALTHY SNACKS

HEALTHY SNACKS

Your family can nibble on healthy foods and fight tooth decay at the same time.

February 2012
Gobble Guilt-Free

Gobble Guilt-Free

Reduce calories and pump up nutrition with these holiday food tips.

November 2011
Tips To Pack a Safe Lunch

Tips To Pack a Safe Lunch

A recent study found that more than 90 percent with perishable items (even with multiple ice packs) were kept at unsafe temperatures.

August 2011
New Kids' Menus at Restaurants

New Kids' Menus at Restaurants

Nineteen restaurant chains now offer meals that seek to provide nutritional balance. Here's a closer look.

August 2011
The Healthiest Drinks for Kids

The Healthiest Drinks for Kids

What a child drinks can drastically affect the amount of calories consumed, as well as the amount of nutrients needed to build strong bodies.

July 2011
'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

Four sections correspond to recommended dietary portions, with a dairy portion on the side. Officials and First Lady Michelle Obama say the new graphic is easier to understand.

June 2011
New Dietary Guidelines Deciphered

New Dietary Guidelines Deciphered

Here's what the latest federal advice on what to eat says — and really means.

March 2011

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