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Healthy Lunches for Kids in Daycare Programs May Require a Note from a Doctor

Published on September 22nd, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Sending your children off to a daycare with some healthy food may not be as simple as it sounds if your child’s daycare participates in the federal Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP). The program is making it difficult for parents to pack healthy lunches for kids because it hinders funding for the program, which daycare programs rely on... Read More


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The Rise of Bitter Foods: New Book Explores the Underappreciated Flavor

Published on September 21st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Bitter: it’s the flavor we equate with being, well, the opposite of flavor. The puckering not-quite-sour bite of bitterness in foods is what we tell our children is an acquired taste they’ll “grow to love.” But the truth is, many people don’t ever develop a fondness for bitter; they prefer instead the sweetness of sugar or the savory depth of salt and umami. Well, a new book aims to change all that. ... Read More


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Peanut Corporation of America Executives Behind Bars, Awaiting Sentencing for Widespread Salmonella Outbreak

Published on September 21st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell have been taken into custody after an Albany U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia convicted the two on close to 100 federal felony counts related to deadly salmonella outbreaks connected with Peanut Corporation of America’s peanuts dating back more than six years. Bail was set at $150,... Read More


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BuyPartisan App Helps You Vote with Your Wallet

Published on September 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

We talk a lot about voting with your wallet, but sometimes it's hard to know where your food dollars are really going. Even when you try to support smaller brands, you never know whether they've just sold to a large corporation that you don't want taking your money... Read More


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A Grocery App to Streamline Your Shopping

Published on September 17th, 2014 | by Cadry Nelson

One of the most useful apps on my phone is a free grocery app called Grocery IQ. As a person who visits the grocery store often, it’s very handy to have my lists all in one place on a device that I always have with me. I can add to it no matter where I am and just pull it out whenever I’m at the store... Read More


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7 Toxic Chemicals in Food and Your Kitchen

7 Toxic Chemicals in Food and How to Ditch Them

Published on September 15th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

If you're a regular reader here, chances are you do your best to avoid harmful chemicals and stock your kitchen with healthy, whole foods. Still, even with the best intentions we sometimes let common toxic chemicals in food, food packaging, and kitchen cleaning supplies sneak in. Here are seven common chemicals that might be lurking in your kitchen... Read More


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